Aug
22
Tue
Public Tour @ The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am

HE WORLD FOOD PRIZE HALL OF LAUREATES tells a story in every room – from the building’s rich history as the Des Moines public library, to the Foundation’s celebrated agricultural and humanitarian pioneers there is something for every visitor.

Built in 1903, this century-old building has been restored into a museum that celebrates those who have dedicated their lives to fighting hunger around the world. The Hall of Laureates is a beautiful space of learning and collaboration, and we welcome you to visit.

The Hall is open to the public on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Admission is free of charge, and visitors have the opportunity to take a guided tour or explore the building on their own. Private and group tours are also available.

Aug
23
Wed
Wednesday Story Time @ Plot Twist Book Store
Aug 23 @ 10:30 am

Join us each Wednesday morning for  PLOT TWIST Story Time.  We start reading at 10:30 am and All Ages are Welcome.

Aug
25
Fri
Pappajohn Sculpture Park Tour @ Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Aug 25 @ 2:30 pm

Stop by for a conversational docent-led exploration of the Pappajohn Sculpture Park the last Friday of the month through October.

Tour will start promptly from Jaume Plensa’s Nomade.

Aug
26
Sat
Public Tour @ The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am

HE WORLD FOOD PRIZE HALL OF LAUREATES tells a story in every room – from the building’s rich history as the Des Moines public library, to the Foundation’s celebrated agricultural and humanitarian pioneers there is something for every visitor.

Built in 1903, this century-old building has been restored into a museum that celebrates those who have dedicated their lives to fighting hunger around the world. The Hall of Laureates is a beautiful space of learning and collaboration, and we welcome you to visit.

The Hall is open to the public on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Admission is free of charge, and visitors have the opportunity to take a guided tour or explore the building on their own. Private and group tours are also available.

Saturday Drop In Programs @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Center
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am

Saturday, June 24 2017 thru Saturday, September 23 2017

Join us every Saturday for these brand new educational opportunities! Stop by on the first Saturday of the month and visit the Pop-Up Demos, where Botanical Garden staff and volunteers will give demonstrations and field questions on unique botanical topics. Wanting to know more about the history and changes of the Botanical Garden? Join us second Saturdays for a drop-in tour. On third Saturdays, come see the Iowa Bonsai Association in action as they work on specimens and field questions about the art of bonsai. For a hands-on experience, we invite you to join us on the fourth Saturday of the month to create a botanically inspired craft.

1st Saturday Pop-Up Demos:

July 1: Plants that Bite Back: Carnivorous Plant Exploration

Aug. 5: Hidden Treasures: Foodscaping for the Home Garden

Sept. 2: Monarch Madness: Tracking the Monarch Migration

2nd Saturday Pop-Up Tours:

July 8

Aug. 12

Sept. 9

3rd Saturday Pop-Up with Iowa Bonsai Association:

July 15

Aug.19

Sept. 16

4th Saturday Pop-Up Studios:

June 24: Wildflower Planting

July 22: Line by Line – Botanical Illustration

Aug. 26: Playful Harvest – Printing with Fruits and Veggies

Sept. 23: Fold and Fly – Origami Pollinators

Free with regular admission and registration is not required. 

All of these programs are held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with the exception of Pop-Up Tours, which begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and last 30 minutes.

Public Night @ Ashton Observatory
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday public nights at Ashton Observatory run from April through October, except July, with classroom programs beginning at 8:00 pm.

Saturday Public Nights stop during July, mainly due to late sunset times – full darkness doesn’t begin until after 10:00 pm. If sky conditions are good, some DMAS members might be present on July Saturdays, but no regular programs will be provided.

The first Saturday of each month is pure stargazing. The other Saturdays of each month offer a classroom program from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., followed by stargazing after that. See you soon! Don’t wait to check it out.

All Ashton Public Nights are free admission.  Your free-will donations will help keep Ashton Observatory open.

Aug
29
Tue
Public Tour @ The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am

HE WORLD FOOD PRIZE HALL OF LAUREATES tells a story in every room – from the building’s rich history as the Des Moines public library, to the Foundation’s celebrated agricultural and humanitarian pioneers there is something for every visitor.

Built in 1903, this century-old building has been restored into a museum that celebrates those who have dedicated their lives to fighting hunger around the world. The Hall of Laureates is a beautiful space of learning and collaboration, and we welcome you to visit.

The Hall is open to the public on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Admission is free of charge, and visitors have the opportunity to take a guided tour or explore the building on their own. Private and group tours are also available.

Aug
30
Wed
Wednesday Story Time @ Plot Twist Book Store
Aug 30 @ 10:30 am

Join us each Wednesday morning for  PLOT TWIST Story Time.  We start reading at 10:30 am and All Ages are Welcome.

Sep
1
Fri
Homeschool Day @ Living History Farms
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am

Homeschool groups and families who pre-register receive discounted admission. Free for members.

Living History Farms’ Homeschool Days are the perfect opportunity for families to learn together! You and your children will have the opportunity to tour the museum’s many historic areas, participate in hands-on activities, and have fun! We suggest that you plan at least 3-4 hours for your experience.

The museum is open from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Activities will take place from 10:00am – noon and from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

Sep
2
Sat
Public Tour @ The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am

HE WORLD FOOD PRIZE HALL OF LAUREATES tells a story in every room – from the building’s rich history as the Des Moines public library, to the Foundation’s celebrated agricultural and humanitarian pioneers there is something for every visitor.

Built in 1903, this century-old building has been restored into a museum that celebrates those who have dedicated their lives to fighting hunger around the world. The Hall of Laureates is a beautiful space of learning and collaboration, and we welcome you to visit.

The Hall is open to the public on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Admission is free of charge, and visitors have the opportunity to take a guided tour or explore the building on their own. Private and group tours are also available.

Tail Waggin’ Readers @ Grimes Public Library
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog! Students in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade may sign up for a 20 minute time slot to read to a therapy dog partner. Please call the library to register for an available time!

Saturday Drop In Programs @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Center
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am

Saturday, June 24 2017 thru Saturday, September 23 2017

Join us every Saturday for these brand new educational opportunities! Stop by on the first Saturday of the month and visit the Pop-Up Demos, where Botanical Garden staff and volunteers will give demonstrations and field questions on unique botanical topics. Wanting to know more about the history and changes of the Botanical Garden? Join us second Saturdays for a drop-in tour. On third Saturdays, come see the Iowa Bonsai Association in action as they work on specimens and field questions about the art of bonsai. For a hands-on experience, we invite you to join us on the fourth Saturday of the month to create a botanically inspired craft.

1st Saturday Pop-Up Demos:

July 1: Plants that Bite Back: Carnivorous Plant Exploration

Aug. 5: Hidden Treasures: Foodscaping for the Home Garden

Sept. 2: Monarch Madness: Tracking the Monarch Migration

2nd Saturday Pop-Up Tours:

July 8

Aug. 12

Sept. 9

3rd Saturday Pop-Up with Iowa Bonsai Association:

July 15

Aug.19

Sept. 16

4th Saturday Pop-Up Studios:

June 24: Wildflower Planting

July 22: Line by Line – Botanical Illustration

Aug. 26: Playful Harvest – Printing with Fruits and Veggies

Sept. 23: Fold and Fly – Origami Pollinators

Free with regular admission and registration is not required. 

All of these programs are held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with the exception of Pop-Up Tours, which begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and last 30 minutes.

Public Night @ Ashton Observatory
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday public nights at Ashton Observatory run from April through October, except July, with classroom programs beginning at 8:00 pm.

Saturday Public Nights stop during July, mainly due to late sunset times – full darkness doesn’t begin until after 10:00 pm. If sky conditions are good, some DMAS members might be present on July Saturdays, but no regular programs will be provided.

The first Saturday of each month is pure stargazing. The other Saturdays of each month offer a classroom program from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., followed by stargazing after that. See you soon! Don’t wait to check it out.

All Ashton Public Nights are free admission.  Your free-will donations will help keep Ashton Observatory open.

Sep
5
Tue
Public Tour @ The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am

HE WORLD FOOD PRIZE HALL OF LAUREATES tells a story in every room – from the building’s rich history as the Des Moines public library, to the Foundation’s celebrated agricultural and humanitarian pioneers there is something for every visitor.

Built in 1903, this century-old building has been restored into a museum that celebrates those who have dedicated their lives to fighting hunger around the world. The Hall of Laureates is a beautiful space of learning and collaboration, and we welcome you to visit.

The Hall is open to the public on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Admission is free of charge, and visitors have the opportunity to take a guided tour or explore the building on their own. Private and group tours are also available.

Sep
6
Wed
Wednesday Story Time @ Plot Twist Book Store
Sep 6 @ 10:30 am

Join us each Wednesday morning for  PLOT TWIST Story Time.  We start reading at 10:30 am and All Ages are Welcome.

Sep
8
Fri
Nature Club @ Brenton Arboretum
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am

Nature club takes place on the second Friday of each month from 9:30-10:30 AM. During Nature Club, your children will learn, explore, and connect with the natural world through active lessons around the Arboretum. Please email education@thebrentonarboretum.org with the names and ages of your children if you would like to attend a club meeting. We would love to have you!

Pre-registration is requested by the Wednesday before the program.

Sep
9
Sat
Public Tour @ The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am

HE WORLD FOOD PRIZE HALL OF LAUREATES tells a story in every room – from the building’s rich history as the Des Moines public library, to the Foundation’s celebrated agricultural and humanitarian pioneers there is something for every visitor.

Built in 1903, this century-old building has been restored into a museum that celebrates those who have dedicated their lives to fighting hunger around the world. The Hall of Laureates is a beautiful space of learning and collaboration, and we welcome you to visit.

The Hall is open to the public on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Admission is free of charge, and visitors have the opportunity to take a guided tour or explore the building on their own. Private and group tours are also available.

Saturday Drop In Programs @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Center
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am

Saturday, June 24 2017 thru Saturday, September 23 2017

Join us every Saturday for these brand new educational opportunities! Stop by on the first Saturday of the month and visit the Pop-Up Demos, where Botanical Garden staff and volunteers will give demonstrations and field questions on unique botanical topics. Wanting to know more about the history and changes of the Botanical Garden? Join us second Saturdays for a drop-in tour. On third Saturdays, come see the Iowa Bonsai Association in action as they work on specimens and field questions about the art of bonsai. For a hands-on experience, we invite you to join us on the fourth Saturday of the month to create a botanically inspired craft.

1st Saturday Pop-Up Demos:

July 1: Plants that Bite Back: Carnivorous Plant Exploration

Aug. 5: Hidden Treasures: Foodscaping for the Home Garden

Sept. 2: Monarch Madness: Tracking the Monarch Migration

2nd Saturday Pop-Up Tours:

July 8

Aug. 12

Sept. 9

3rd Saturday Pop-Up with Iowa Bonsai Association:

July 15

Aug.19

Sept. 16

4th Saturday Pop-Up Studios:

June 24: Wildflower Planting

July 22: Line by Line – Botanical Illustration

Aug. 26: Playful Harvest – Printing with Fruits and Veggies

Sept. 23: Fold and Fly – Origami Pollinators

Free with regular admission and registration is not required. 

All of these programs are held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with the exception of Pop-Up Tours, which begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and last 30 minutes.

Public Night @ Ashton Observatory
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday public nights at Ashton Observatory run from April through October, except July, with classroom programs beginning at 8:00 pm.

Saturday Public Nights stop during July, mainly due to late sunset times – full darkness doesn’t begin until after 10:00 pm. If sky conditions are good, some DMAS members might be present on July Saturdays, but no regular programs will be provided.

The first Saturday of each month is pure stargazing. The other Saturdays of each month offer a classroom program from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., followed by stargazing after that. See you soon! Don’t wait to check it out.

All Ashton Public Nights are free admission.  Your free-will donations will help keep Ashton Observatory open.

Sep
10
Sun
Monarch Tagging @ Annett Nature Center
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm

Come discover more about monarch butterflies, their unusual lifestyle and life cycle and their miraculous migration to Mexico. A Warren County Conservation Naturalist will teach you how to catch and handle a monarch, determine gender, and properly tag them in the wild as part of a national research project. All monarchs will be released after they are tagged. Bring a butterfly net if you have one, or share a park net if you don’t. Fun for the whole family! Please register by September 8th at http://www.warrenccb.org/events/monarch1/.