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Tuck Up To The Kids Table For Fun Food!

March 2nd, 2017
Tuck Up To The Kids Table For Fun Food!

Remember the care-free days of joking and laughing at the kids’ table? Well those days do not have to be over! The Family Museum in Bettendorf is bringing back that euphoric feeling with their one night event, The Kids’ Table: A Grown Up Helping. This opportunity takes place on Saturday, March 4 from 6:30-10pm at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Drive in Bettendorf). Tickets are $50 each or you can sponsor a table of eight for $500. This is for adults only and you must be 21+ to enter. You can purchase tickets either online at http://familymuseum.org/programs/special-events/the-kids-table/... Read More

Doc McStuffins The RX For Fun At Family Museum

February 10th, 2017
Doc McStuffins The RX For Fun At Family Museum

The Doctor is in. Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit opens this week and will be housed at the Family Museum in Bettendorf, Iowa through May 14.  The bilingual (English/Spanish) interactive exhibit, based on the Peabody Award-winning Disney Junior series “Doc McStuffins,” was produced by and previously housed at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and will continue to travel to other museums around the country until 2019. A full schedule can be found here: http://disneyjunior.disney.com/see-the-exhibit Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit is designed to model “care and compassion”... Read More

Family Museum Holding “The Kids’ Table: A Grown-Up Helping”

January 18th, 2017
Family Museum Holding “The Kids’ Table: A Grown-Up Helping”

On Saturday, March 4, from 6:30 – 10:00 pm, the Family Museum will host “The Kids’ Table: A Grown-Up Helping,” an exclusive, one-night fundraising event for grown-ups featuring gourmet twists on classic kid food composed and prepared by local chefs and businesses. This event will offer guests a chance to take a trip down memory lane through food, games, and entertainment. The purpose of the event is to raise money for the Family Museum Foundation and to remind guests of a time when play was a priority and that sitting at The Kids’ Table wasn’t so bad after all. Tickets are $50 each... Read More

Have A Family Friendly Time With Noon Year’s Eve At Family Museum

December 29th, 2016
Have A Family Friendly Time With Noon Year’s Eve At Family Museum

Are you looking for a family friendly event for this New Year’s Eve? Are your kids too young to stay awake till midnight? Then look no far than the Family Museum’s Noon Year’s Eve event. On New Year’s Eve, starting at 9:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m., Noon Year’s Eve will have a kid friendly New Year’s Eve celebration 12 hours before midnight. This event will include art activities geared towards the entire family, live music, a countdown to noon complete with noise makers, party crowns, a balloon drop, and lots confetti. This event is included with membership or paid admission. Admission... Read More

Jam On Down To The Family Museum For Jammie Jam!

December 21st, 2016
Jam On Down To The Family Museum For Jammie Jam!

Is your family looking for a fun event this holiday season that brings along the element of relaxation? Are you tired of the cold weather and busy events? Do you ever just want to remain in your pajamas all day? On Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 the Family Museum will be hosting a Holiday Jammie Jam. Come decked out in comfortable clothes to sing songs, warm up with hot chocolate, peppermint sticks, and family time. Hot chocolate will be provided by Dunn Brothers Coffee. The event will take place in the Great Hall and is meant to be a small and quiet event. The galleries will be dark and closed and because... Read More

Family Museum’s Winterfest A Joyful Family Event

November 30th, 2016
Family Museum’s Winterfest A Joyful Family Event

With the weather turning to snow, sleet and slippery feet, the festivals of winter are starting to drop from the sky like snowflakes. This weekend, the Family Museum will continue its tradition of WinterFest on Sunday, Dec. 4, from noon to 5 p.m. There will be a host of joyful family activities for everyone including dance performances from the Family Museum Dance Company, holiday music performed the Bettendorf High School Chamber Choir and the Rock Island High School Chamber Orchestra String Quartet, refreshments, fun activities such as model magic and scratch art, and a visit from Santa. Each... Read More

Family Museum Takes A Voyage To Vietnam This Weekend

September 23rd, 2016
Family Museum Takes A Voyage To Vietnam This Weekend

On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the Family Museum will open Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tết Festival, a new exhibition to promote understanding of Vietnamese culture. Children and their parents throughout the country will delight in the opportunity to discover the beauty, sights, and sounds of Vietnam through its most important celebration of the year, Tết. Funded through a highly competitive national initiative by the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series and developed by Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, the Voyage to Vietnam exhibition is traveling to nine... Read More

The Sky’s The Limit On New Family Museum Playground

July 20th, 2016
The Sky’s The Limit On New Family Museum Playground

The sky’s the limit on the new Family Museum play area. Literally. The Sky’s the Limit is the Museum’s brand-new, aviation-themed, outdoor play structure open now for visitors to the museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. The Sky’s the Limit was designed by Cunningham Recreation of Ankeny, Iowa. Ground broke for the renovation on May 31, 2016. The exhibit resembles an airplane and invites children to fly or ride to wherever their imaginations take them. This one-of-a-kind installation includes steps resembling luggage, seats for pilot and co-pilot, and a wheelchair accessible glider. The... Read More

Quad-Cities Museum Week Offers Fun For Families And More

June 22nd, 2016
Quad-Cities Museum Week Offers Fun For Families And More

Quad-Citians are encouraged to Discover the Mysteries of their local museums during Quad-Cities Museum Week June 18-26. Museums from across the Quad Cities region  are coming together for the second annual Quad-Cities Museum Week and patrons can enjoy this celebration of our region’s museums and participate in special activities, exhibits and promotions during this fun-filled week. New this year, each museum will feature a little known mystery about something at their museum. It could be part of their collection or even something about their building. It’s up to the attendees to check it out... Read More

Family Museum offers tons for kids to do over spring break!

March 9th, 2016
Family Museum offers tons for kids to do over spring break!

As the weather becomes brighter and the days become longer, the blooms break through the ground, a familiar sound of school bells grows silent as children across the area get revved up for spring break — and parents are suddenly hit with the thought of what they’re going to do with those kiddies during that time off. However, parents need not get too worried, as the Bettendorf Family Museum is ready with a full slate of activities to keep the kiddies happy, thinking and burning off some of that excess energy. All events and performances are included with admission or membership! Sponsored... Read More