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Operate a crane, shop for groceries, sort mail, and climb into a tree house at the fun-filled and interactive Family Museum. This hands-on museum located in Bettendorf, Iowa, is geared towards children 8 and younger and encourages families to play and learn together.

Discover how food moves from the modern farm to the local store by caring for animals, driving a combine, and moving grain in the farm exhibit. Add obstacles or raise and lower water levels as you watch your boat make its journey down a 28-foot waterplay table resembling an actual stretch of the Mississippi River. Chat with your neighbor or wave to the mail carrier in the town square exhibit which includes features of everyday life. Make alphabet soup, wash the laundry, and splash around in the virtual pond (without getting wet!) in PlayHouse.

In addition to our hands-on exhibit area, we offer a private outdoor playground and waterplay area, a museum store, dance studios, art and clay studios, and party rooms. Check our website for special events and our wide range of Drop-In programs.


Sunday12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Upcoming Events

Jazz Pianist Corey KendrickJazz pianist Corey Kendrick performs at the Family Museum!
Colorful India Day with the Kalanjali Dance AcademWatch a traditional Indian dance performance by the Kalanjali dancers.
Robot DayRobotics Demos in the morning and Doodle Bots in the afternoon!
Pie Fight for Pi Day!Celebrate Pi Day with a Pie Fight!
Albert Einstein's Mad Science ShowCelebrate Albert Einstein's birthday with science!
Chris McBrien: The Magic StorytellerDon%u2019t miss this fast-paced show full of hysterical comedy for the whole family!
Giant Earth BalloonStep inside a 19 foot tall Earth Balloon!
Koo Koo Kanga RooFasten your fanny packs and catch Koo Koo Kanga Roo%u2019s special St. Patrick%u2019s Day performance!
Niabi Zoo 2UGet %u201CWild About Animals%u201D with this show that brings the zoo right to the Family Museum!
Giant Earth BalloonStep inside a 19 foot tall Earth Balloon!
Sink or Float?Float on over to the Family Museum for a day boat-building fun!
PAW Patrol on the Scene!Meet some real heroes: police and firefighters!
Build & Drop with U.S. Army Picatinny STEM TeamEncourage kids to think about basic principles in physics and expose them to problem solving experiences.
Family Luau with Aloha ChicagoExciting music, hula lessons, and dazzling costume changes!
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