Yarr invited to the Des Moines Children’s Museum launch party! Let’s make some history.


We won’t have a pirate unless someone volunteers to dress like one, but we will have all sorts of fun things to do. (Seriously if someone wants to dress like a pirate please contact us).  Spacemen are welcome too.

Des Moines Children’s Museum Launch party

When: June 9th

Time: 4:30-6:30

Where:Heritage Carousel at Union Park in Des Moines

Make sure to read below all the activities and how to donate to secure all this fun.

$10+  per family prior to the event (cash or credit card at any of our events, or click on the donate button on our website or FB page.)

$15 per family at the event (cash or credit card)


  • Explore the entire traveling exhibit “Let’s Play Outside!” for the first time
  • Meet and Greet Snow Queen, Ice Princess, Spidey, Snow White, and more from Storybook Adventures 
  • Help name our boat
  • Unlimited rides on the carousel
  • Be among the first visitors to our museum without walls
  • Silent Auction
  • Food trucks

The splash pad and rocket slide will be open too so they are just amazing bonuses.

Want to give more?

Additional Levels of Support

  • $50 + all the above, T-shirt and window cling 
  • $250 + all the above, a family season pass to the Heritage Carousel and a Facebook thank you
  • $500 +all the above and name or logo displayed at all of our summer events
  • $1,000 all the above, an adopted animal at the Heritage Carousel (limited animals remain), and permanent recognition as a friend of the Des Moines Children’s Museum  

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