Group Field Trips and Educational Programs

Preschool - 6th Grade



The Iowa Children’s Museum is an exceptional place to bring your school classroom, child care center, or other organized group for field trips that stimulate learning, creativity, and fun! Here you’ll find highly engaging exhibits that are aligned with the Iowa CORE Curriculum and challenge learners to apply educational concepts in a context that promotes deep conceptual understanding.

Inspiring students to develop creativity and problem solving skills, we are proud to offer educators field trip adventures directly linked to school curricula. Field trip enrichment experiences at The Iowa Children’s Museum add 28,000 square feet of active learning to your classroom!

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The Iowa Children's Museum currently offers three different types
of educational, fun-filled field trips!

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Pre-registration is requested three weeks in advance for all group visits. Contact Aimee at 319.625.6255 ext. 216 or email to make a reservation.

To help you plan your field trip, we welcome all educators to take a free staff-guided tour of the children's museum at your convenience.  Just tell us you're an educator and would like a tour!

Plan Ahead!

Reservation requests are processed in the order they are received and the best dates and times are booked early. You must make your field trip reservation a minimum of three weeks in advance to guarantee your reservation.

Group Size

The minimum number of students for groups is 10 students.


Chaperones are required for all group visits and MUST remain with the group at all times. One adult for every five children is required. Chaperones must be at least 16 years of age. Teachers and chaperones receive free admission.

Please arrive on time!

Due to scheduling considerations, The Iowa Children's Museum is unable to extend your field trip if you arrive late. If you are more than 30 minutes late for a Focused Field Trip, you will automatically be given an orientation and self-guided field trip in lieu of your focused experience.


Groups can purchase lunch in the Coral Ridge Mall Food Court or bring lunches to eat in the mall's public space.  No food can be eaten in the museum.

Special Needs

We welcome children and adults with special needs. To request help with special needs, please contact Aimee at 319.625.6255 ext. 216 or

Think Tank Toy Store

Visit our Think Tank Toy Store where we carry a variety of fun, educational toys for under $5.

ICM Student Enrichment Scholarship Program

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, The Iowa Children's Museum is able to offer reduced rates for field trips through The ICM Student Enrichment Scholarship Program. These rates are based on the number of students in your school or classroom enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. This scholarship program is open to any school district and every class is eligible for funding.

The ICM Student Enrichment Scholarship Program funding is limited, however, and allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. For details on this program, please contact Aimee at 319.625.6255 ext. 216 or email

This program is available thanks to our generous sponsors:

Herb and Janice Wilson and NCS Pearson, Inc!