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…

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…

Forest Park Museum and Arboretum with Dallas County Conservation

Place/Event: Forest Park Museum and Arboretum Location: 14581 K Ave. Perry, Iowa 50220  Cost: Free/free-will donation Grade/age range: Prek-12 Group size: Yes Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: Yes Bathrooms: Yes Food: No   Pete Malmberg , Museum Curator/Historical & Cultural Resources Coordinator, was incredibly knowledgeable and the kids loved his enthusiasm. There is an impressive collection of…