Enabling Garden Altoona Iowa

Enabling Garden and Village Park – Altoona

Today I was driving through Altoona and saw this surprise garden! How have I lived in the metro area for years and have never heard about the Enabling Garden? Even in the rain on an overcast day the garden is amazing! The kids ran all over shouting out “look here”, “I am going over the bridge” and “Mom…

The Iowa Children's Museum

The Iowa Children’s Museum in Coralville

Place/Event: The Iowa Children’s Museum Location:1451 Coral Ridge Ave. Coralville, Iowa 52241 Cost: $8 for ages 1-59 (see website for additional info) Grade/age range: geared more toward 8 years and younger, but older ones will still have fun! Group size: large or small Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: Yes Bathrooms: Yes – toddler toilets and family room Food: Yes – in Mall food court on…


Ciccotti Art Glass in Ames

Place/Event: Ciccotti Art Location: 2306 258th St, Ames, Iowa 50014 Cost: Free Grade/age range: Older students or those who can stand still and not touch Group size: small (the workshop can comfortably hold half-dozen or so and the gallery is about the size of a living room with lots of expensive glass pieces on pedestals and shelves. Hands-on: limited…


Phelps Youth Pavilion – Art Museum in Waterloo

  Place/Event: Phelps Youth Pavilion – Art Museum Location: 225 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701 Cost: $5 Grade/age range: Prek-12 (the children’s area is geared toward ages infant-10. There are other areas of the museum showcasing art which would appeal to older students) Group size: large or small Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: Yes Bathrooms: Yes Food: limited – not…