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Museums for kids in Des Moines, IA

Tips 4 a Family Fun Day at the Iowa Hall of Pride– dsm4kids.com

Exhibits about Iowa’s history, heritage and heroes make the Iowa Hall of Pride a great museum to take the kids to. Located at the south end of Hy-Vee Hall in downtown Des Moines, it’s a great interactive and sensory experience for both kids and parents. Here’s a guide for getting the most out of a family fun day at the Iowa Hall of Pride. Continue Reading…

Tips 4 Making Museum Visits Fun 4 Kids - dsm4kids.com

We have a lot of museums, galleries, exhibit halls, art centers, etc. here in Central Iowa.  In the short time I’ve been writing about fun family outings here on dsm4kids, I’ve already highlighted a good number of them.  Not only are these institutions educational and broaden our horizons, most of them are also FREE.  Making them a budget friendly family outing option. Continue Reading…

A FREE Day at the Museum 4 Kids in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Instead of a night at the museum, how about spending the day?  A FREE day at that, since none of the following museums charge an admission fee.  I know museums don’t always seem kid-friendly, but learning about historic treasures, having the opportunity to ask questions and explore and see artifacts first hand can spark curiosity and interest in your little explorers. With a little preparation and the right attitude, it can be a fun experience for everyone in the family.  Continue Reading…

Tips 4 a Family Fun Day at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum - dsm4kids.com

A visit to the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum is a great opportunity for kids to see exhibits that highlight Iowa citizen’s involvement in all wars, homeland defense and Iowa service. The museum’s purpose is to collect, preserve and exhibit materials that illustrate the story of Iowa’s military past from statehood to the present. The Iowa Gold Star Museum honors the heroic service of all Iowa veterans.  Continue Reading…