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.

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We Need A Trailer!

We’re so excited to be making our first public appearance on Friday, May 12th at Food Truck Friday at Campbell Park in Clive!  We hope to see you there for food, music, and a chance to check out part of our summer traveling exhibit, “Let’s Play Outside!”  We’ll have our play campsite, a water table, and a garden sensory table for the kids to enjoy, and Julie and I will be there to answer questions.

Why only part of the exhibit, not the whole thing? Because it turns out our ideas are much bigger than our minivans.  We’ve had such a great response on social media, and so much interest from events wanting to host our exhibit, that we’ve expanded our plans enough that we need a trailer to haul it all!   We’ll be doing several events over the next few weeks with different parts of the exhibit, which brings us to our big news:

Mark your calendars for June 9th, from 4:30-6:30!  We’ll be having a launch party and fundraiser in partnership with the Heritage Carousel in Union Park!  Plan to join us to ride the wonderful Heritage Carousel, and to see “Let’s Play Outside!” all together for the very first time!  We’ll be raising money for a trailer, and celebrating the beginning of a very exciting summer!  We’ll have more details out soon!


Survey Results!

In the last 11 days, 705 of you have taken our survey.  Without further ado, here are the results!


Almost 90% of our survey-takers have visited a Children’s Museum before.  I suppose it isn’t too surprising that people who would take our survey overlap quite a bit with children’s museum visitors.  We have lots of interest from people who have visited children’s museums, we’ll need to expand our audience to those who haven’t by showing them how wonderful a children’s museum can be! Continue reading “Survey Results!”

Don’t you wish there was a Children’s museum in Des Moines?

mmm pizza

We were eating pizza at Sam and Louie’s-Two moms, 3 toddlers, 2 infants, and we were actually able to have a little conversation.  And there was that light bulb  moment.  Why wasn’t these a Children’s museum? Continue reading “Don’t you wish there was a Children’s museum in Des Moines?”