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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.


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

Search the event calendar. sign up for summer reading program


• Kernels Summer Reading Program- prizes for reading

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


• Cedar Rapids Parks and Rec- sports


• Visit Old McDonalds Farm at Bever Park- FREE


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


• Cedar Rapids Municipal Pools


• Wickiup Hill Learning Center- FREE

trails outside, exhibits and amazing play area inside


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




• Collins Rd Theatres FREE summer kid movies


• Wehrenburg Theatres- $3 movies


• AMC Summer Kid Camp on Wednesdays- $4


• Old Fashioned Drive In Movie near Maquoketa



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

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

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

 Linn County Fair-rides, exhibits, entertainment, animals


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

 Raptor Center near McBride houses injured birds-FREE

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


 Niabi Zoo in Moline


 Iowa Childrens Museum- Coralville

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


 Mississippi River Museum- Dubuque


 Children’s museum in Waterloo

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

 Family Museum- Bettendorf


 Burpee Museum in Rockford, IL- for dinosaur lovers


 Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, IL-

Great children's museum connected to Burpee Museum


 Chicago Museums downtown are amazing if you can travel far