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Written by Elly Gerdts   
Friday, 15 March 2013 14:06

Family Museum Announces 2013 Spring Break Spectacular Lineup

Bettendorf — With a week off from school, area parents and kids are looking for fun and exciting activities during spring break. From March 21 - March 30 the Family Museum is offering ten 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.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 – SATURDAY, MARCH 23

Kinetic King

Daily Detonations at 4:00 PM

Whoo-Hoo! Your favorite science geek from America’s Got Talent will be back building more of his super cool kinetic structures! Come check it out! He will set off a chain reaction collapse each day at 4:00 pm with a final detonation on Saturday at 4:00 pm! You Betcha!

SUNDAY, MARCH 24

Jim Gill

Performance at 2:00 PM

Jim Gill, an award-winning musician and author, offers more than a show to watch.  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 the silly and inspiring musical games. This year's Family Room Tour celebrates Jim’s five awards, in over 20 years, from the American Library Association (the same organization that famously grants the Caldecott and Newberry awards for books).  This unprecedented string of awards includes a 2012 honor for his most recent release Music Play for Folks of All Stripes. Come and join in the fun!

 

MONDAY, MARCH 25

Niabi Zoo

Presentation at 10:00 AM

Meet some friendly critters from the Niabi Zoo!  A Zookeeper will bring a variety of animals to share with us, and they will teach us about the featured creatures and the zoo’s role in animal conservation.

Insect Zoo

2:00-4:00 PM with a formal presentation at 3:00 PM

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. Participants can view and interact with live insects and other arthropods.  The Insect Zoo emphasizes the diversity, ecology, and behavior of arthropods while participants are exposed to many basic concepts of biology. Visitors will learn about interrelationships among diverse insect groups and their important role in life on Earth.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26

West Music’s Instrument Petting Zoo

2:00-4:00 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.  Prizes too!

Insect Zoo

10:00 AM – Noon with a formal 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. Participants can view and interact with live insects and other arthropods.  The Insect Zoo emphasizes the diversity, ecology, and behavior of arthropods while participants are exposed to many basic concepts of biology. Visitors will learn about interrelationships among diverse insect groups and their important role in life on Earth.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

Comedy Sportz

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 improvisation skits will have kids giggling!  The audience-involved show is appropriate for the entire family.

60 Second Caricatures with Adam Pate

1:00 – 4:00 PM

Bring the whole family for this fun-filled afternoon of caricatures!  Adam Pate is a nationally known caricature artist able to draw you in just one minute!  He is also bringing his iPad for some digital drawings.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 28

Bubble Wonders: Anything Is Possible!

10:00 AM

Don’t miss this fun, inspiring, sticky, and educational show!  Bubble Wonders is full of amazing tricks including the bubble caterpillar, bubble volcano, the dancing bubble, a bubble merry-go-round, and much more!  The amazing bubble-ologist Geoff Akins will even put a child inside a bubble!  Fun for the entire family!  Show lasts approximately one hour.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

ScribbleMonster

Performance at 10:00 AM

ScribbleJim and ScribbleJayne will be here for some musical Family Fun! ScribbleMonster can be heard nationally on children’s radio, and their latest release was named one of the Top 5 Kids & Family Albums of the Year by NPR. Their “draw outside the lines” approach to music for the family has earned raves from parents and Parenting Magazine alike. Come sing, think, play, dance, and get creative with ScribbleMonster!

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

CoMotion Dance Theater

Performance at 10:00 AM with workshop following

Valerie Williams Co|Motion Dance Theater is a professional modern dance company which has been performing throughout the Midwest since 1978. Located in Ames, Iowa, they are committed to build awareness of and appreciation for modern dance through education and outreach.

 

Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs