Oct
20
Sat
Spirits in the Gardens @ Reiman Gardens
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm

SEE AMAZINGLY DETAILED LIT JACK-O-LANTERNS! A MUST-SEE!

All are welcome to join in the spooky fun by attending in costume. Trick or treat at Reiman Gardens and do activities. Join us for storytelling and more. Come dressed in costume and a bag to collect candy. Then stay afterwards to see an astounding display of 650 carved pumpkins lit against the evening sky.

***UPDATES TO PRICING STRUCTURE***
Advance tickets available starting OCTOBER 1 – 
valid for one-time visit either Saturday OR Sunday.
Members: $3 in advance and $4 at the door.
General Public: $5 in advance and $6 at the door.
No refunds.   
SEE FULL SCHEDULE BELOW.

Saturday schedule:
4:00 – 7:00 – Trick or treat
4:00 –  7:00 – Activities and storytelling
7:00 – 10:00 – Jack-O-Lantern walk – carved lit pumpkins

Oct
21
Sun
Spirits in the Gardens @ Reiman Gardens
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

SEE AMAZINGLY DETAILED LIT JACK-O-LANTERNS! A MUST-SEE!

All are welcome to join in the spooky fun by attending in costume. Trick or treat at Reiman Gardens and do activities. Join us for storytelling and more. Come dressed in costume and a bag to collect candy. Then stay afterwards to see an astounding display of 650 carved pumpkins lit against the evening sky.

***UPDATES TO PRICING STRUCTURE***
Advance tickets available starting OCTOBER 1 – 
valid for one-time visit either Saturday OR Sunday.
Members: $3 in advance and $4 at the door.
General Public: $5 in advance and $6 at the door.
No refunds.   
SEE FULL SCHEDULE BELOW.

Saturday schedule:
4:00 – 7:00 – Trick or treat
4:00 –  7:00 – Activities and storytelling
7:00 – 10:00 – Jack-O-Lantern walk – carved lit pumpkins

Oct
25
Thu
Caterpillar Club @ Reiman Gardens
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am

Join us this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
No registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

 

 

Nov
1
Thu
Caterpillar Club @ Reiman Gardens
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am

Join us this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
No registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

 

 

Nov
8
Thu
Caterpillar Club @ Reiman Gardens
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am

Join us this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
No registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

 

 

Nov
13
Tue
Cinderella @ Stephens Auditorium
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm

This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love–the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more–plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” and “Ten Minutes Ago” in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who’s ever had a dream. A pre-show dinner is available for this performance.

 

Nov
15
Thu
Caterpillar Club @ Reiman Gardens
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am

Join us this winter for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories and creative activities around a nature-based theme. Materials are intended for children ages two to seven years old, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
No registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

 

 

Nov
17
Sat
Opening Weekend of the RG Express Holiday Railroad @ Reiman Gardens
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am

November 17 – 18, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Join us for the opening weekend of the RG Express holiday railroad.

No preregistration required. Free for members and ISU students. Price of admission for the general public.

Nov
18
Sun
Opening Weekend of the RG Express Holiday Railroad @ Reiman Gardens
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am

November 17 – 18, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Join us for the opening weekend of the RG Express holiday railroad.

No preregistration required. Free for members and ISU students. Price of admission for the general public.

Nov
23
Fri
Black Friday Family Tour @ Reiman Gardens
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am

Looking for something fun and educational for your family to do the day after Thanksgiving? Follow trained docents as they show you caterpillars, chrysalides and cocoons, and hundreds of native and tropical butterflies. Do all of this while learning about plant and insect interactions, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Reiman Railroad in the tropical Conservatory. If it’s nice, we may even go outside!
Pre-registration with payment is required by Wednesday, November 21. Appropriate for ages 6+ with adults.

$7 Members & ISU Students
$12 General Public

 

 

Nov
29
Thu
Visit Free During Extended Holiday Hours @ Reiman Gardens
Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm

This holiday season Reiman Gardens will be open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas for visitors to shop at the Gift Shop and see the indoor holiday train display. This is also your chance to see the outdoor lights and decorations illuminated against the night sky.

Admission is free for everyone after 4:30 p.m. The Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing still closes at 4:30 p.m. No preregistration required.

 

 

Nov
30
Fri
Youth Matinee Series @ Stephens Auditorium
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am

Since1999, the Iowa State Center’s Youth Matinee Series has connected children, parents, teachers, and schools with the performing arts in profound and meaningful ways, bringing performances to central Iowa that complement the school curriculum. This programming introduces students to new worlds and new ways of self-expression. By bringing your students/children to a live performing arts experience, you are giving them the gifts of broadened perspective and experiential learning. Live theater ignites the imagination in a unique way, opening the door to a greater understanding of the world and a life-long love of the arts.

Everyone is welcome! Performances are open to the public.

Admission is $5 at the door. Many performances sell out, so we encourage pre-registration to ensure you’ll get a seat. But mostly, we hope come to the show and share the arts with the young ones in your life.

This Is Not a Pipe Dream

Friday, October 5, 2018 at 10:00 am – Fisher Theater

Voices from Ellis Island

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 10:00 am – Fisher Theater

Voices from Ellis Island

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:00 am – Fisher Theater

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Friday, November 30, 2018 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Charlotte’s Web

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Charlotte’s Web

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 12:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Monday, February 18, 2019 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Monday, February 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

Sense and Sensibility

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10:00 am – Fisher Theater

ISU Symphony

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Pete the Cat

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Pete the Cat

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 12:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

Diary of a Worm, a Spider & a Fly

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Diary of a Worm, a Spider & a Fly

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 12:30 pm – Stephens Auditorium

Godspell

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10:00 am – Fisher Theater

The Crucible

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Butterfly: The Story of a Life Cycle

Monday, April 29, 2019 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

Anne of Green Gables

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:00 am – Stephens Auditorium

 

NOEL @ Stephens Auditorium
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm

VenuWorks Theatricals presents Noël, by world-renowned creator of the Artemis Fowl series, author Eoin Colfer and movie composer Liam Bates, on November 30. A Christmas musical that is fun for the whole family, Noël depicts the journey of a young girl whose mother has mysteriously vanished. In searching for her mother, this anxious little girl who has lost her singing voice meets a motley crew of characters who want to help. In doing so, they rediscover their belief in the magic of Christmas and in themselves. A pre-show dinner is available for this performance.

 

Dec
6
Thu
Visit Free During Extended Holiday Hours @ Reiman Gardens
Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm

This holiday season Reiman Gardens will be open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas for visitors to shop at the Gift Shop and see the indoor holiday train display. This is also your chance to see the outdoor lights and decorations illuminated against the night sky.

Admission is free for everyone after 4:30 p.m. The Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing still closes at 4:30 p.m. No preregistration required.

 

 

Dec
8
Sat
Breakfast with Santa @ Reiman Gardens
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am

Saturday, December 8 with two seating options at 8:00 or 10:00 a.m.

Kids, bring your parents to Reiman Gardens to enjoy a hearty and delicious breakfast buffet. Visit with Santa, create your own holiday themed crafts, write a letter to Santa, and see the train exhibit in the Hughes Conservatory. Then head to the Reiman Gardens’ Gift Shop for stocking stuffers and unique gift ideas. There is something in the Gift Shop for everyone on your list.

 

 

 

 

Breakfast with Santa @ Reiman Gardens
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am

Saturday, December 8 with two seating options at 8:00 or 10:00 a.m.

Kids, bring your parents to Reiman Gardens to enjoy a hearty and delicious breakfast buffet. Visit with Santa, create your own holiday themed crafts, write a letter to Santa, and see the train exhibit in the Hughes Conservatory. Then head to the Reiman Gardens’ Gift Shop for stocking stuffers and unique gift ideas. There is something in the Gift Shop for everyone on your list.

 

 

 

 

Dec
13
Thu
Visit Free During Extended Holiday Hours @ Reiman Gardens
Dec 13 @ 4:30 pm

This holiday season Reiman Gardens will be open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas for visitors to shop at the Gift Shop and see the indoor holiday train display. This is also your chance to see the outdoor lights and decorations illuminated against the night sky.

Admission is free for everyone after 4:30 p.m. The Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing still closes at 4:30 p.m. No preregistration required.

 

 

Dec
16
Sun
Home Free – A Country Christmas @ Stephens Auditorium
Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm

Home Free is bringing new music, new production, more country and holiday favorites as they come to town in “A Country Christmas Tour”!  The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor.

Home Free continues A Country Christmas in 2018, bringing the slam-dunk smashing success of a show to new cities, on the back of the success of the first and second tours in 2016 and 2017.  The show brings music from the Billboard No. 2 Full Of (Even More) Cheer, released in November 2016.

Home Free has become a household name, amassing more than 225-million YouTube views, and entertaining more than 350,000 people live in concert since bursting on the national scene in 2013.

Their fourth studio album, TIMELESS, which was released on September 23,  2017 via Columbia Records and debuted at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Country Albums Chart.  This release marks the 4th consecutive top 5 Billboard debut for their album.

 

Dec
20
Thu
Visit Free During Extended Holiday Hours @ Reiman Gardens
Dec 20 @ 4:30 pm

This holiday season Reiman Gardens will be open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas for visitors to shop at the Gift Shop and see the indoor holiday train display. This is also your chance to see the outdoor lights and decorations illuminated against the night sky.

Admission is free for everyone after 4:30 p.m. The Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing still closes at 4:30 p.m. No preregistration required.

 

 

Dec
23
Sun
A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Stephens Auditorium
Dec 23 @ 3:30 pm

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage is a fresh take on the timeless classic that gives the audience a completely new way of experiencing the storyline as portrayed by real actors who maintain the integrity and spirit of each Peanuts character.

This Emmy and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz has been a longstanding tradition, warming the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over 50 years ago. Now, the live on stage adaptation of the classic animated television special brings all your favorite characters to life – all set to the unforgettable sounds of the Vince Guaraldi musical score.