This children's museum promotes active learning through play to children and their families and features five interactive ... More
Iowa Children's Museum
This children's museum promotes active learning through play to children and their families and features five interactive galleries filled with hands-on exhibits and activities for children. Children can partake in activities such as building a race car, making a video, and exploring a water play area while visiting this museum.
The kids love the "grocery store" area, however the museum's cost is very high for what is actually offered inside. There is not much offered for kids over the age of 5, or under 2, however they charge a $7.00 fee ages 1-60 (so parents have to pay too). Additionally, the play items are not kept up very well--they are worn-out and are really dirty. I was really irritated that there was only one hand sanitizer station in the place---as a children's play area there should be sanitizer wall units in each room! Also, there was very little cultural exhibitions/interactive play areas. This would be a much more valuable learning experience if added. It is a great idea but not well executed. I think it is a waste of money for a whole family.