April 2020: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List

April 2020: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List

April is jam-packed full of fun ways to soak up springtime…and as always, our Kid n’ Play List features a carefully curated roundup of the absolute best things to do with kids throughout the month. And with warmer weather on its way, it’s a good time to bookmark our Spring Fun Guide, too!

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***Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we’re not sure what will be happening in April.  Please verify information before heading to an event or activity since information may change.

Here’s our picks to keep your family busy all April in Des Moines: 

April 4th

The Iowa Cubs celebrate the start of another baseball season with their annual Spring Open House. Principal Park is open to the public for the event with FREE parking, admission, tours, food and attendees will receive a General Admission voucher redeemable for one ticket to any April game, or admission for two on Opening Day.

April 5th

MasterChef Junior Live! is coming to the Des Moines Civic Center. This high-energy, interactive stage production is bringing the culinary hit TV show MasterChef Junior directly to fans and foodies alike…LIVE on stage!  

April 19th -25th

National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. “Find Your Place this Month at a Local Central Iowa Library.”

April 10th

With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends, set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony. Sequel to the 2016 animated hit, Trolls 2: World Tour, hits Des Moines theaters today.

April 2020: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List – dsm4kids.com

April 11th

Join Reiman Gardens staff for guided explorations outside to explore the season during their Family Nature Hour.  This month’s theme is “Signs of Spring”, so come prepared for outdoor explorations. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Follow Dorothy and her friends down the yellow brick road in the family favorite …during Ballet Iowa’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Ballet”.

April 12th   

Happy Easter!  Find out where you can visit the Easter Bunny and join an Easter Egg hunt in Des Moines.

April 18th

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.

April 21st

Kick off Drake Relays week by participating in the Recreational Division of the Grand Blue Mile.  This is a family friendly event, designed for casual joggers, walkers, and all athletes in between.

April 25th

Created as part comedy, part sculpture, and all orchestra, Air Play Symphony will take the Civic Center stage with Joseph Giunta conducting the Des Moines Symphony for a fun family concert experience.



How will your family Kid’n Play this April in Des Moines?  We’d love to hear!

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