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Summer Activities

posted May 21, 2019, 10:14 AM by Dawn Dupont   [ updated May 21, 2019, 1:40 PM ]
Less than 2 weeks of school left!  Here's some ideas of activities to do with your child over summer break.

LOCAL FAVORITES

• Cedar Rapids Public Library- tons of story times, activities and events geared towards preschoolers.  FREE

Search the event calendar. https://events.crlibrary.org/eventsor sign up for summer reading program

 

• Kernels Summer Reading Program- prizes for reading

http://www.milb.com/documents/6/0/2/120834602/2015_CR_Reading_Scorecard_pi4waj2b.pdf


• Cedar Rapids Parks and Rec- parent/child art and music classes

http://cms.revize.com/revize/cedarrapids/Parks%20&%20Rec/Summer-2019-Play/Summer-Activities.pdf

 

• Cedar Rapids Parks and Rec- sports

http://cms.revize.com/revize/cedarrapids/Parks%20&%20Rec/Summer-2019-Play/Summer-Sports.pdf

 

• Visit Old McDonalds Farm at Bever Park- FREE

 

• Visit one of the many splash pads throughout the city- FREE

 

• Cedar Rapids Municipal Pools

http://www.cedar-rapids.org/residents/parks_and_recreation/municipal_pools.php

 

• Wickiup Hill Learning Center- FREE

trails outside, exhibits and amazing play area inside

https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Linn/Park/Wickiup-Hill-Learning-Center.aspx

 

• Cedar Rapids Symphony School- Music Together class with Miss Amy who teaches our monthly music classes at preschool

http://www.artsiowa.com/school/programs/music-together/

 

 

MOVIES

• Collins Rd Theatres FREE summer kid movies

http://www.collinsroadtheatres.com/movie/FREE-Kids-Movie-Summer-Movies/981//

 

• Wehrenburg Theatres- $3 movies

https://www.marcustheatres.com/marcus-specials/family-friendly-films/kids-dream-summer-film-series

 

• AMC Summer Kid Camp on Wednesdays- $4

https://www.amctheatres.com/summer-movie-camp?rel=summer-movie-camp_classic_targeted_promo

 

• Old Fashioned Drive In Movie near Maquoketa

https://www.61-driveintheatre.com


 

OTHER- CAMPS AND FESTIVALS

• Indian Creek Nature Center Trails- Walk the trails for FREE or sign up for a preschool summer camp

https://indiancreeknaturecenter.org/public-programs/summer-camps/


• Tanger Summer Fest- 74 FREE activities- make your own cereal, stem tent, inflatables

https://www.tanagerplace.org/event/summer-fest-2/


• Freedom Festival- catch the parade, Imagination Square, movie at the ballpark

https://www.freedomfestival.com


 Linn County Fair-rides, exhibits, entertainment, animals

https://thelinncountyfair.com



ROAD TRIPS

 The Falls- great city pool in Cedar Falls with a lazy river and raft slides- $7 for 3ys+up

https://www.cedarfalls.com/652/More-About-The-Falls


 Raptor Center near McBride houses injured birds-FREE 

https://recserv.uiowa.edu/iowaraptorproject

1st Saturday of the month is Family Day.  Meet the raptors, play games, make arts n crafts and munch on snacks- FREE


 Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines

https://www.blankparkzoo.com

 

 Niabi Zoo in Moline

https://www.niabizoo.com

 

 Iowa Childrens Museum- Coralville 

https://theicm.org/visit/

last Friday of the month STEM Friday FREE admission 5-8

 

 Mississippi River Museum- Dubuque

https://www.rivermuseum.com

 

 Children’s museum in Waterloo

https://waterloocenterforthearts.org/phelpsyouthpavilion/

3rdThursday of the month $1 days, play at the museum and then walk along the river. 


 Family Museum- Bettendorf

https://familymuseum.org

 

 Burpee Museum in Rockford, IL- for dinosaur lovers

www.burpee.org

 

 Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, IL- 

http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org

Great children's museum connected to Burpee Museum

 

 Chicago Museums downtown are amazing if you can travel far

https://www.choosechicago.com/things-to-do/museums-and-arts/free-museum-days/

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