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2016 Winter Break Programming – Dec. 27-29

  • State Historical Museum of Iowa
  • Address: 600 E Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50319
  • December 27, 2016 - December 29, 2016
  • See description for days/times
  • Phone: (515) 281-5111
  • Price: Free and Open to the Public

2016 Winter Break Programming – Dec.  27-29

Iowans of all ages – especially parents and grandparents with young children – will enjoy games, a movie and a big birthday party at the State Historical Museum. Admission is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Dec. 27 – Theme: Official Iowa Symbols, 1-3 p.m. Children can learn about geodes (Iowa’s state rock), learn to draw a goldfinch (Iowa’s state bird), play Artifact BINGO and explore the Hands-On History gallery of “Iowa History 101.”

Wednesday, Dec. 28 – Theme: Iowa Birthday Party, 1-4 p.m. Celebrate Iowa’s 170th birthday with cupcakes, treats and games. Children with parents can enjoy a butter sculpting class (registration required), art project and the Flying Pig Fiddle and Banjo band. Play pin the Wings on the Goldfinch and other birthday games

Thursday, Dec. 29 – Theme: Winter in Iowa, 1-3 p.m. See “The Croods” movie starring Iowan Cloris Leachman beginning at 1 p.m., create a favorite Iowa Winter Memory art project, explore the Hands-on History exhibit and play Artifact BINGO.

2016 Winter Break Programming – Dec. 27-29