The days are getting longer, and spring is in the air… and as always, our monthly Play List features a carefully curated roundup of the absolute best things to do with kids throughout the month. Earth Day, the opening of baseball season, and a mermaid ballet are just some of the awesome events on tap for April—we’ve got 10 top picks in total.
Play ball! The Iowa Cubs open their season at home with a three-game series against the New Orleans Baby Cakes. Visit the ICubs website for ticket and schedule info.
Say cheese, it’s National Grilled Cheese Day. Check out our round up five places where you can enjoy the kid friendly classic in Des Moines.
After this long winter, we’ll all be ready to get outside. Why not participate in the Live Healthy Iowa 5K sponsored by Live Healthy Iowa in Bondurant and Waukee?
Start whistling Sweet Georgia Brown the Harlem Globetrotters are back in town. Catch the razzle-dazzle at Wells Fargo Arena at 2:00 pm. For details and to purchase tickets visit www.iowaeventscenter.com.
Dive under the waves and immerse yourself in a mystical, underwater world…during Ballet Iowa’s A Princess Mermaid Ballet.
Celebrate Earth Day at the Downtown Earth Day Tour, a collaboration between the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, the Science Center of Iowa and Iowa Rivers Revival.
The Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe in Avengers: Endgame. See it at a local movie theater in Des Moines.
The gates will swing open on the 2019 Velocity Tour at Wells Fargo arena for some edge of your seat, eight seconds at a time family fun. Find tickets starting at $17 on the Iowa Events Center website
Go fly a kite during National Kite Month at Brenton Arboretum. They’ll be celebrating with an afternoon of flight at this FREE event.
How will your family Kid’n Play this April in Des Moines? We’d love to hear!