Bettendorf — With a week off from school, area parents and kids are looking for fun and exciting activities during spring break. From March 11 - March 17 the Family Museum is offering seven days of just that: programs ranging from live music, live animals, science, and performance art. Events and performances are included with paid admission or Family Museum membership.
SUNDAY, MARCH 11
Performance at 2:00 PM
Jim Gill, an award-winning musician and author, offers more than a show - each concert is an opportunity for family play! In concert, Jim strums energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, sings, dances and even sneezes along to silly and inspiring musical games!
MONDAY, MARCH 12
Performance at 10:00 AM
Get ready for some laughs! The Comedy Sportz team from right here in the Quad Cities will take the stage at the Family Museum! The act-letes’ hilarious audience-involved improvisation skits will have kids giggling!
Instrument Petting Zoo
Stop by anytime 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Get ready to roll up your sleeves and pet some instruments! Our friends from West Music are bringing along a sampling of instruments kids can try for themselves. It’s a great way to pique a musical interest in young children.
TUESDAY, MARCH 13
Presentation at 10:00 AM
Are you and your family prepared in case a disaster strikes? What do you do if a tornado is headed your way? How do your prepare your children without scaring them? Experts in storm chasing get to the facts to educate you about disaster preparedness.
Presentation at 2:00 PM
Meet some friendly critters from the Niabi Zoo! A Zookeeper will bring a variety of animals for you to see, and they will share with us the zoo’s role in animal conservation.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 and THURSDAY, MARCH 15
Thursday: Zoo is open from noon - 2:00 PM with a presentation at 1:00 PM
Friday: Zoo is open from 10:00 AM - noon with a presentation at 11:00 AM
Do you love bugs? Come see, touch, and learn about all kinds of awesome insects with the Iowa State University Department of Entomology Insect Zoo! You’ll meet insects found in Iowa and throughout the world.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Bubble Wonders: Anything Is Possible!
Performance at 10:00 AM
You won’t want to miss this fun, inspiring, sticky, and educational show! Bubble Wonders is full of amazing tricks like the Bubble Caterpillar, the Bubble Volcano, the Dancing Bubble, a Bubble Merry-Go-Round, and much more!
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Performances at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Boogers, vomit, urine, sweat, pimples…nothing is off limits with Sylvia! Come prepared for a little bit of gross-out with a lot of education as to why this icky stuff is crucial to human health and well-being.
Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
The Family Museum inspires children and families to play and learn together! The Family Museum Foundation is a nonprofit organization that needs and appreciates support for early learning. Donate online at https://www.familymuseum.org/about_support_makeadonation.php.