Exhibits

Our Exhibit Galleries

The interactive, hands-on exhibits at the Family Museum are inspired by the people and places of the Quad Cities!  From the friendly people in the town of Fox Hollow to the active water of the Mississippi River, our exhibits provide an opportunity to experience the Quad Cities in a fun and educational way.

Fox Hollow
George's Farm
Lil 'Ssippi

Fox Hollow

Welcome to the town of Fox Hollow! This town is filled with friendly neighbors, fun activities, and lots of hands-on play. Your child plays the role of vet, store manager, fireman, pizza man, and mail carrier! More »

George’s Farm

Help on the farm! Pick vegetables, harvest the field, feed the animals, and can corn at the Corn Factory. A great introduction for future gardeners and farmers! More »

Lil ‘Ssippi River Valley

Explore the Mighty Mississippi on a smaller scale! We have a 28 foot waterplay table based on an actual stretch of the Mississippi, a working crane to move cargo from dock to boat, and large bridges similar to the bridges of the Quad Cities. More »

PlayHouse
ThinkShop
Outdoor Play

PlayHouse

This area is designed for kids 4 and under. Activities include an alphabet kitchen, a laundry sorting area, and a backyard area perfect for kids working on their crawling and walking. Check out the virtual pond where little ones can splash around without getting wet! More »

ThinkShop

This hands-on make-it space offers kids and parents a chance to make something together using real materials and real tools. We have gathered lots of fun materials (recycled and new) that visitors can use to invent whatever they want! More »

Outdoor Play Area

The Family Museum has a private outdoor area with playground equipment, hidden structures, and waterplay. While the waterplay is only open in the warm months, the rest of the outdoor area is open year round! More »

Traveling Exhibit

The Family Museum works with some of the most respected institutions around the world to bring exhibits to our campus, including the Smithsonian Institution, Science World British Columbia, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Traveling exhibits are chosen for their unique, educational, interactive, and fun content. More »

We had the greatest time today! We are a Brownie troop from Burlington. We spent nearly five hours here and we still weren't ready to leave.
— Shawna