Imagine...Create...Discover...Explore in a 28,000 square foot playground for young minds! The Iowa Children's Museum is a safe, rich learning environment for families with children ages birth to twelve. It's a special place where children and adults can retreat from their busy schedules and experience quality time together creating memories that last a lifetime. The Iowa Children's Museum offers permanent and changing interactive exhibit environments where children 'play to learn' about diverse concepts important to their development. Parents, caregivers, and educators are provided unique resources encouraging them to become actively involved in their child's learning process. The exhibits are rich with unique hands-on educational components that promote the active exploration, problem solving, and discovery that lead to learning. Most importantly, the act of play is respected and valued by museum staff and volunteers as a critical aspect of childhood that leads to healthy, happy adults.