Devonian Fossil Gorge at Coralville Lake and Dam

Place/Event: Devonian Fossil Gorge Location: Iowa City Cost: Free Grade/age range: Prek-12 Group size: large or small Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: limited to entry plaza area Bathrooms: No Food: No Water: No To prepare for your visit – check out the fossil map  and this Video from IPTV. Bring along blank white paper and crayons to make rubbings of the…

The Mines of Spain in Dubuque

Place/Event: The Mines of Spain Recreation Area and E.B.Lyons Interpretive and Nature Center Location: 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd, Dubuque, IA 52003 Cost: Free Grade/age range: Prek-12 Group size: large or small Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: Yes Bathrooms: Yes Food: No Water: Yes The Mines of Spain is a huge park, with lots of history, hiking and more. We only…

Fenelon Place Elevator in Dubuque

Place/Event: Fenelon Place elevator Location: 512 Fenelon Place Dubuque, Iowa 52001 Cost: less than $3 – see website for details Grade/Age: preK-12 Group size: small – the elevator only holds a few people at one time Dates Open – April 1-Nov 30 Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: Yes but difficult – needs to be small stroller My husband and I…

Maquoketa Caves State Park

Place/Event: Maquoketa Caves State Park Location:10970 98th St. Maquoketa, IA 52060 Cost: Free but you have to go through a short program before entering the caves Grade/age range: preK-12 Group size: large or small (saw a Boy Scout troop there) Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: The upper parking lot/bathroom area is but not the trails or caves Bathrooms: Yes Food: No Water: Yes NOTE…

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…

ISU Insect Zoo in Ames

Place/Event: ISU Insect Zoo Location: 440 Science II, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 or will travel to your location/school ANYWHERE in the State of Iowa Cost: Visiting floor is free – check website for program fees. LOTS of Options! Grade/age range: Prek-12 Group size: large or small – a small family or 30 student class – options for all! Hands-on: Yes Stroller…