Calendar of Events

Very Eric Carle Exhibit

Early learners are invited to step into the pages of Eric Carle’s colorful picture books in this play-and-learn exhibit. Eric Carle’s classic “Very” series, all illustrated in his hand-painted tissue paper collage technique, introduces five special insects who take journeys of discovery. Click for more exhibit info.  Sponsored by Regional Development Authority and Scott County Regional Authority with support from The Moline Foundation and Wells Fargo.

Summer Hours

Sunday: Noon - 5:00 pm
Monday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
These hours in effect until Labor Day.

Summer Open Art Studio

Kids and their adults can stop in and get creative! Explore many forms of visual art, paint, sculpt, collage, and more in our fully equipped upstairs art studio. A new project each week! Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No Exceptions.

Family Volunteer Day

Volunteering as a family helps children learn early in their lives that they can make a positive impact in their community! Stop by the Museum anytime on July 13 to lend a hand with a wide variety of projects. Help us brush the furry friends in the barn, clean the veggies in the market, freshen up our outdoor spaces, prep materials for Art Studio or camps, and much more! Volunteers will receive a wristband for free admission to the Museum for the day! 

Museum on the Go

Look for the Family Museum in area parks this summer! Museum staff will bring some fun outdoor activities for you and your family to enjoy.

There is no cost to participate. Fridays 10:00 am - Noon.

June 15: McManus Park, Bettendorf
June 22: Crow Creek Park, Bettendorf
June 29: Glen Armil Park, Davenport
July 13: Cork Hill Park, Davenport
July 20: Veteran’s Memorial Park, Bettendorf
July 27: Kiwanis Park, Bettendorf
August 3: Emeis Park, Davenport 
August 10: Marquette Park, Davenport