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Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm.

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.

Goldie’s Kids Club: Storytime @ The State Historical Museum
Mar 20 @ 9:30 am

The Hatchling Storytime program allows the youngest club members and their families to enjoy listening to a short story and then examine artifacts and exhibits related to the story. This program is recommended for children 5-8 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. Up to two adults may accompany the child(ren).

Space is limited – register now.

This program is an exclusive offering for Goldie’s Kids Club members. Not a member? Join today!

Spring Break: Leaf into Spring @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am

Looking for a fun family experience over spring break? Join us for an array of drop-in activities (free with paid admission), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and explore the diversity of leaves with games, crafts and activities.

 

Toddler Time @ Sky Zone Des Moines
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am

Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids.

WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY: 10AM-12PM

$9 (Age: 5 & under. Includes guardian admission)

Spring Break Family Workshops @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
Mar 20 @ 10:30 am

Looking for a fun family experience over spring break? Join us for an array of drop-in activities (free with paid admission) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and explore the diversity of leaves with games, crafts and activities.

Family Workshops

Leaf Printmaking
Tuesday, March 19,
10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Explore different printmaking techniques and create multiple unique works of art that celebrate leaves.

Look into Leaves
Wednesday, March 20, 10:30- 11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Zoom into leaves as we explore the food factory of plants! Find out why plants are green and how photosynthesis works, then create beautiful leaf prints to take home.

Leafy Lanterns
Thursday, March 21,
10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Light up your spring with botanically inspired leaf lanterns! Participants will use natural materials to build their own paper lantern to take home.

Herb Window Box
Friday, March 22,
10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Taste a variety of different herbs and then plant your own window box. This easy-to-care-for project is perfect for indoor growing and will make your recipes taste great.

 

Spring Break Free Kids Events @ Outlets of Des Moines
Mar 20 @ 10:30 am

March 20, 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Science Center Programs – Boom!

March 21, 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Spring Bloom Program – Make & Take – plant your own flower seeds
Space is limited. RSVP to MarketingDSM@OutletsofDesMoines.com

March 22
1:00 pm: Ruby Reads Program
by Blank Park Zoo with LIVE animals
4:00 pm: Watch Hotel Transylvania 3. Enjoy free snacks
5:00-8:00 pm: GameTruck of Iowa. Play your favorite video games, truck located on the SKECHERS plaza.

*All events located in space 520, across from maurice’s & Direct Tools. Kids age 3 and older. Visit OutletsofDesMoines.com for additional details.

Baby+Me Drop In Tour @ Des Moines Art Center
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am

Tour begins in the Art Center lobby
Each session is unique

Adults are encouraged to bring their infants (pre-walkers) to an informal tour led by an Art Center docent. While conversation is geared for adults, babies love the visual stimulation of artwork. Strollers and front-carrying baby carriers are permitted.

Spring Break Play Week @ Brenton Arboretum
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am

Spring Break Play Week is back for another year filled with all sorts of nature-themed activities to make your stay-cation complete!

March 18 – Movie Monday

In Arthur and the Invisibles, ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather’s house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, tiny people living in harmony with nature. ​

FREE for both members and non-members!
Run time is 94 minutes.
Best for children ages 7+ with an adult
No pre-registration necessary. 

March 19 – Tie Dye Tuesday

For the creators! You’ll be making one mini (11″ square) and one medium (21″ square) playsilk to take home. We’ll color one with food dyes and the other with plants! Class fee includes $5 materials fee per person. Wear old clothes in case dyes splatter! Best for children ages 4+ with an adult. Please register.

March 20 – Wilder Wednesday

For the historians! The Brenton Arboretum was originally homesteaded by the Brenton family in the 1800s, when Iowa was a new state and tallgrass prairie ruled the landscape. We’ll journey back in time to explore the early spring prairie the way Laura Ingles Wilder did in the Little House on the Prairie books! This program will be almost entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather! Best for children ages 8+ with an adult. Please register.

March 21 – Thoughtful Thursday

For the thinkers! We’ll learn about meditation and try a short guided practice, and weather permitting, we’ll visit Arboretum’s labyrinth for a reflective walk. Then we’ll learn a few easy earth-themed yoga poses and use them to tell a story! Best for children ages 10+ with an adult. Please register.

March 22 – Filthy Friday

For the play-bakers and fun-makers! Bring your imagination to this messy cook-off filled with sloppy sensory play opportunities! We’ll finish the program off with a delicious edible “muddy” treat. Weather permitting, this program will be almost entirely outdoors. Dress for the weather and plan to get dirty! Best for children ages 2+ with an adult. Please register.

Spring Break Skate @ Skateland
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am

Spring Break Open Skate Schedule:

March 16 – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

March 17 – CLOSED

March 18 – 21 – 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

March 22-23 – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

March 24 – 1:30 to 5:00 pm

Spring Break Open Swim @ Urbandale Public Pool
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm

Spring Break Festivities
In addition to the regular days and times, public recreational swim will be 1:00-4:00 PM throughout the week

Carnival Time During Spring Break! – Wednesday, March 20 1- 4 PM $6
We will have a LARGE inflatable slide to enter the water, along with carnival games and prizes. Note: no group rates available this date.

Spring Break Open Swim @ Summit Pool
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm

Spring Break Open Swim 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

 

Times are subject to change and will be posted at the pool.  The pool may be shared with other activities during these times. Please check the monthly schedules for daily dates and times for open swim and lap swim.

Spring Break Free Kids Events @ Outlets of Des Moines
Mar 20 @ 1:30 pm

March 20, 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Science Center Programs – Boom!

March 21, 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Spring Bloom Program – Make & Take – plant your own flower seeds
Space is limited. RSVP to MarketingDSM@OutletsofDesMoines.com

March 22
1:00 pm: Ruby Reads Program
by Blank Park Zoo with LIVE animals
4:00 pm: Watch Hotel Transylvania 3. Enjoy free snacks
5:00-8:00 pm: GameTruck of Iowa. Play your favorite video games, truck located on the SKECHERS plaza.

*All events located in space 520, across from maurice’s & Direct Tools. Kids age 3 and older. Visit OutletsofDesMoines.com for additional details.

Spring Break Matinee at the Museum @ The State Historical Museum
Mar 20 @ 1:30 pm

Enjoy FREE films this spring break at the State Historical Museum.

3/20 – Little House on the Prairie

3/21 – Rio

3/22 – Ferdinand

 

 

Spring Break Family Workshops @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm

Looking for a fun family experience over spring break? Join us for an array of drop-in activities (free with paid admission) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and explore the diversity of leaves with games, crafts and activities.

Family Workshops

Leaf Printmaking
Tuesday, March 19,
10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Explore different printmaking techniques and create multiple unique works of art that celebrate leaves.

Look into Leaves
Wednesday, March 20, 10:30- 11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Zoom into leaves as we explore the food factory of plants! Find out why plants are green and how photosynthesis works, then create beautiful leaf prints to take home.

Leafy Lanterns
Thursday, March 21,
10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Light up your spring with botanically inspired leaf lanterns! Participants will use natural materials to build their own paper lantern to take home.

Herb Window Box
Friday, March 22,
10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.
Taste a variety of different herbs and then plant your own window box. This easy-to-care-for project is perfect for indoor growing and will make your recipes taste great.

 

1/2 Price Night @ Skateland
Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for discount night. Receive half off general admission as well as half off skate rentals.

Five Dollar Fun Night @ Skate South
Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm
Five Dollar Fun Night
5pm-8pm
$5 Admission
Skate rental included!

 

$1 Admission @ Skate West
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm

$1 admission fee per guest  6-8:00 pm

Skate Rental Fees

Basic Rental: $3
Specialty Rental: $5

Open Swim @ Urbandale Public Pool
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm

Hours

Public Recreational Swimming
Monday – Thursday 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cardio & Lap Swimming
Monday – Friday: 5:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Monday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – Noon (Seniors ONLY 50+ years)
Everyday: Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

Special Events and Holiday Closings

Dec. 24-25 – Closed for Christmas
Dec. 26-28 – Winter Break Open Swim. 1 -4 PM
Dec. 31 – Jan. 1 – Closed for New Year’s Eve and Day
Jan. 2-4 – Winter Break Open Swim. 1 -4 PM
Feb. 8 Close at 1:00 PM due to UHS Show Choir Invitational
Feb. 9 Closed due to UHS Show Choir Invitational
Feb. 23 Bring Your Own Boat Race; FREE; No lap or public swim
Feb. 27 & 28 No senior exercise or senior lap swim from 11 AM to noon
Mar. 6 & 7 No senior exercise or senior lap swim from 11 AM to noon
Mar. 18-22 Additional hours for Open Swim 1-4PM (Spring Break)
Mar. 20 Carnival 1-4 PM; Cost: $6 per person; $1 for annual pass
holders. No group rates available this day
April 6 Water ball races from 1-4 PM. 5′ area will be closed for races.
Shallow and deep end will be open for public swimming
Apr. 20 Egg Dive during Open Swim; $6 per person; $1 for annual
pass holders. No group rates available this day
Apr. 21 Closed for Easter
May 18 Closed for Staff Training
May 27 Closed for Memorial Day
June 1 Closed for Staff Training

Mar
21
Thu
NCAA Division I MEN’S Basketball First and Second Rounds @ Wells Fargo Arena
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am

The Road to the Final Four® stops in Des Moines, Iowa March 21 & 23, 2019 at Wells Fargo Arena when Drake University hosts the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA ® March Madness® Tournament!

General public sales are sold out, but tickets may still be purchased through the NCAA Ticket Exchange powered by PRIMESPORT. Details for that option may be found below. You may also sign up to join our wait list by filling out the form found here.

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Open Play Time @ Backyard Adventures of Iowa
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am

Open Play Time is Monday thru Friday 9am to 3pm.

Weekdays are for Open Play Time, so come play in our indoor Showroom where the weather is always perfect. Bring your friends for a play date or just come to enjoy the fun and meet some new friends.

For more information visit http://www.backyardadventuresiowa.com/openplay.html.

Sorry, even though we receive many requests, we have NO OPEN PLAY TIME ON WEEKENDS.