Stay Connected Through Events with Iowa Family Support Network

The Iowa Family Support Network would like to keep you posted on upcoming events in your area. Whether you are a parent or a provider, we will do our best to post any workshops, conferences, classes, and kid friendly events that are close to you!

  1. Nature Kids

    07/20/2018 @ 10:00am
    Osborne Park 29862 Osborne Rd. Elkader, Iowa

    Nature Kids is for children 3-5 years who want to learn about the natural world around them through stories, crafts, and outdoor exploring at Osborne. Kids will get dirty and wet with activities in and around Osborne Park. Play clothes, sunscreen, and bug spray are recommended.

    July Theme — Nature Scavenger Hunt

    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Siblings are welcome to join. Reservations need to be made (space is limited) by calling 563-245-1516. The shelter will be available for anyone wanting to stay and have a picnic that day.

  2. Belin String Quartet- Children's Concert

    07/20/2018 @ 10:30am
    Downtown Library 1000 Grand Ave Des Moines, Iowa

    Join the Belin Strin Quartet for a FREE Children's Concert at the Downtown Library at 10:30 AM! There will be fun activities for the kids to enjoy along with the classical music. The Belin Quartet consists of alternating violinists Julie Fox Henson, John Helmich, and Tracy Engman Finkelshteyn, violist Jonathan Sturm, and cellist George Work. For More information please visit: If you have any questions eamil or call 515.280.4020.

  3. Super Hero Night

    07/29/2018 @ 06:00pm
    Iowa Children's Museum at 1451 Coral Ridge Ave.

    "During Super Hero Nights, admission is free for families with children who have special needs. Enjoy a quieter and welcoming environment throughout our exhibits." If you have questions please contact Aimee Mussman 319.625.6255 ext. 216 or email

  4. Splash for Autism

    08/01/2018 @ 07:00pm
    NW Aquatic Center, 4915 Madison Ave Des Moines, IA

    Splash for Autism is a free event for Children and Adults with Autism and their families/caregivers. Please contact Kris Steinmetz at 515-327-9075 with any questions. This event will be from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

  5. Splash for Autism

    08/04/2018 @ 10:00am
    Adams Community Aquatic Center - Corning, IA

    Splash for Autism is a free event for Children and Adults with Autism and their families/caregivers. This event will be from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. RSVP to Michelle Hicks at 641-247-9455 or by 8/3/18.

  6. Kids Day

    08/05/2018 @ 01:00pm
    Kinney Pioneer Museum Mason City Municipal Airport; Hwy 122 West Mason City, Iowa

    Special day dedicated to pioneer type children activities including indoor and outdoor games, hands-on activities, face painting, music, magic show & more! Cook your own hotdog and/or marshmallow over an open fire. 1-5pm. Admission: $3 Adults, $1 Children under 12. For more information visit: Questions? Call:641.423.1258

  7. Vintage Pencil Boxes: Children's Special Treasures

    08/12/2018 @ 02:00pm
    Hoggatt School in Ames, Iowa

    Pencil boxes were once an important accessory for the new school year. See a historical pencil box collection and try your hand at cursive writing. Presented by Ginny Huntington and Gayle Huey. Hoggatt is open Sundays, June 10 through August 12, 2-4 pm. Programs start at 2:15 pm. For more information visit: Have questions? Email: or call: 515.232.2148

  8. Funtime Friday

    10/05/2018 @ 10:00am
    Felix Alder Children's Discovery Center 332 8th Avenue South Clinton, Iowa

    Join us each week at 10 a.m. for Funtime Friday, a long-running favorite program!

    The program is designed for the learning and developmental needs of preschoolers and toddlers, though all ages are welcome to participate. Every week is something new, exciting, and engaging! Fun activities range from bounce houses, crafts, and interactive stories – to out of the box experiences with cuddly creatures and surprise guests! You’ll always get a yummy snack. Feel free to drop on in – no registration required. This program is sponsored by Clinton Kiwanis Club.

    Check our Facebook page for each week's Funtime Friday's theme.

    The Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center is a non-profit children's museum affiliated with the Association of Children's Museums (ACM).

    Our Mission: To provide a safe and positive environment for families to discover the world by exploring science, literacy, art, and culture, through interactive exhibits and educational programs.

    Funtime Friday is a FREE program with regular children’s museum admission:

    $4 per person age 2 - 64

    $3 per person age 65 & up

    FREE for children 1 & younger

    FREE for our Members

    All children must be accompanied by an adult.

    For more information please call 563.243.3600 or email