There’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday and now there’s Museum Store Sunday. The event held on Sunday, December 1, 2019 rounds up special deals and events from shops at more than 1,100 museums. If you’re on the lookout for some unique holiday gifts why not support a local cultural institution?
Museum Store Sunday offers a special shopping experience in one-of-a kind stores, showcasing a broad assortment of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts. From books to jewelry to children’s products to home accessories and gourmet food, there is something for everyone. Shop knowing you are supporting the missions and programs of each participating museum
You do not need to pay admission to the museums to shop at their respective museum stores, but why not go ahead and check them out while you’re there! BONUS if you’re a member, put that membership to good use for a discount on your purchases.
Here’s the Des Moines area museums that are participating in Museum Store Sunday:
Des Moines Art Center – Museum Shop
4700 Grand Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50312 • (515) 271-0305
The Museum Shop is located inside the Museum’s entrance and offers a wide selection of books, home accessories, jewelry, children’s books and toys and more that reflects the inspiring art and architecture found at the Des Moines Art Center.
Living History Farms – MarketPlace Museum Store
2600 111th Street • Urbandale, IA 50322 • (515) 278-5286
The MarketPlace Museum Store is in the Visitor Center at Living History Farms. Shop for Living History Farms t-shirts, farm themed, Iowa or Midwest products, and historically appropriate merchandise reflective of the Farms’ time periods.
Reiman Gardens – Gift Shop
Iowa State University • 1407 University Boulevard • Ames, IA 50011 • (515) 294-9082
Highlighting local Iowan artists and authors and offering a little something for everyone is what makes the Reiman Gardens Gift Shop so special. Explore an extensive selection of gardening supplies and decorations, books, Iowa State University gear, apparel items, jewelry and a fun-filled kids’ section.
Science Center of Iowa – A-ha! Store
401 W Martin Luther King Jr Parkway • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 274-6868
Visit SCI’s A-ha! Store for fascinating finds and gizmos galore! It’s a geek’s paradise. You’ll find everything from kits and contraptions to experiments and momentos in the A-ha! Store, located near the entrance to SCI.
Will you be shopping Museum Store Monday this holiday season?