Family Museum

Bettendorf, IA

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Address: 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722, USA Number: 563 344-4106 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

The Mission of the Family Museum is to inspire life-long learning in children through arts and science activities and exhibits, and with an emphasis on role play and interactive learning, it really is a place where the entire family can play and learn together!

Within this fun and colorful Iowa museum, there are a number of fun, creative and hands-on exhibits that will entertain and allow kids to learn, discover and have fun in a safe environment.

They can visit the kiddie town of Fox Hollow, filled with friendly neighbors, fun activities and plenty of hands-on fun. Those imaginations can run wild as they play the role of the vet, or the store manager, and even show their bravery as a firefighter!

Maybe the children are drawn to delivering delicious pizza, or delivering important mail for others? Whatever and wherever their imaginations choose to take them, Family Museum welcomes it!

Kids can learn all about food on George's Farm, where they can pick vegetables, feed the animals and even can corn in the Corn Factory - it's a wonderful introduction for future gardeners and farmers!

The Mighty Mississippi is ready to be explored in the Lil 'Ssippi River Valley exhibit - of course just on a small scale! Here you can enjoy a 28ft waterplay table based on an actual stretch of that famous river, along with a working crane to move cargo from the dock to a boat, and even largest bridges which are similar to real ones!

For those little ones under 4 years, the Family Museum has a Playhouse area designed just for them, with a laundry sorting area, backyard perfect for those crawlers, and even a virtual pond where they can make a splash without getting wet!

With a Thinkshop filled with real materials and real tools to challenge, and an outdoor play area for those warm months to enjoy some sun, Family Museum really is a family experience where learning through play is how you can spend your family day out!

So c'mon kids - it's time to PLAY!

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How much does it cost?









$5 for seniors over 60 & active military (+ family)


Free Under

12 months


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They offer a host of classes, from dance classes, to early learners, plus drop ins, and they even offer summer camps, so there are plenty of ways for kids to get something out of their time at the museum!

Any top tips?


Have your birthday at the museum! They offer a fun, family-friendly environment for kid parties with time in an exclusive party room, and age appropriate party packages!

I'm Hungry!


Grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit!

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Take your school group to the Family Museum for an interactive combination of learning and play! Their exhibits are designed to encourage exploration and discovery for children eight and under. You can have a field trip anytime between 9am - 3pm Tuesdays to Fridays plus they offer a discounted student rate of $5 - give them a call to arrange!

Need a little extra help?


The Family Museum is pleased to offer visitors a special sensory kit to assist those who may need support with calming children with special needs. Upon request, their Guest Services staff will gladly provide you with a kit filled with such items as calming brushes, sensory toys, and tools to assist children with tension that they may endure while playing at the Museum

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Baby Facilities

Mothers are welcome to nurse their children throughout the Museum, but for mothers looking for a private area, they offer a Mother's Room. This room is located next to the Welcome Desk. Ask staff at the Welcome Desk for access to the room.

When can we go?

9am - 8pm Monday to Thursday, 9am - 5pm Friday & Saturday, 12pm - 5pm Sunday

Closed major holidays

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