Programs at the Family Museum
Preschool Alternative Programs:
For Safety's Sake:
Exhibit Visits Before and After Class:
Early Closings, Delays, or Cancellations:
From time to time, winter weather conditions cause travel difficulty or halt travel altogether. As a result, the morning and evening pre-scheduled classes held at the Family Museum are affected and a decision must be made to either continue with the pre-arranged schedule, or cancel the day's events. In an effort to better serve museum patrons affected by severe winter weather, the Family Museum will announce postponement and rescheduling of pre-registered preschool and dance programs based on the decision made by the Bettendorf School District.
The Museum will respond to cancellation decisions of the Bettendorf Schools with the following:
1. If inclement weather conditions in the morning cause Bettendorf Schools to cancel classes for the day, all pre-registered preschool and dance programs scheduled at the Family Museum for the day will be cancelled and the museum will close at 5 p.m.
2. If inclement weather conditions in the morning cause the Bettendorf Schools to delay the start of classes, pre-registered preschool and dance programs will take place at their usually scheduled times.
3. If inclement weather conditions that develop during the day cause Bettendorf Schools to release early and cancel evening activities, pre-registered dance programs for the evening will be cancelled and the museum will close at 5 p.m.
4. If inclement weather conditions that develop after 2 p.m. or the regular release time for Bettendorf Schools, a decision regarding dance programs will be made based on existing or forecast conditions. This decision will be publicized by 3 p.m. For those cancellations required after 2 p.m. or the regular release time for the Bettendorf School District, parents of children in pre-registered programs will be contacted via e-mail and/or phone by Family Museum program staff regarding the change in schedule for the evening.
Please refer to local media sources regarding Bettendorf Schools cancellations. We will also publicize our cancellations by 8 a.m. on our website's main page - www.familymuseum.org.
We do serve families from across our area, but have made the decision to align with our home community school district. We recognize that this decision may not always fit with individual circumstances. We fully support our parents in making the decision that is best for their child on inclement days when our classes have not been canceled.