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School Break Programs

Join Goldie's Kids Club and the State Historical Museum of Iowa for seasonal break programs throughout the year. Even if school is in session, everyone can learn more about Iowa history any time of the year by exploring the digital library of past Goldie's Kids Club Storytime and Innovative Iowans activities. 

Interested in becoming a Goldie’s Kids Club member? Join today – it's free!

Summer Break at the State Historical Museum of Iowa

Adventure into the past with special programs this summer with the State Historical Museum of Iowa. Join the museum and Goldie's Kids Club for a variety of fun programs and activities for all ages to learn about Iowa history during the summer months. You and your young historians can head to the museum, explore historic buildings, get up close while examining artifacts and learn about Iowa's fascinating past this summer. 

Family Museum Collections Tour

Sign up today to step inside the State Historical Museum of Iowa’s collections storage this summer for a behind the scenes look at objects from Iowa’s past. The Family Museum Collections Tours takes young historians (ages 9 and up) and their families on a 30 minute guided tour through the museum collection vault as we explore a small sample of the museum’s 80,000 objects. Advance registration is required to attend this program.

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Visit a State Historic Site

Head out and see the state this summer! The State Historic Sites are a free and fun way to learn about Iowa's past while traveling across the state. Visitors can explore an ancient village and burial mound site, escape to the past a a frozen-in-time blacksmith shop, or tour the home of two of Iowa's early governors. Review the full list of state historic sites to check operating hours and begin to plan your summer road trip adventure.

Workshops and Day Camps

Young historians can learn about Iowa history with unique educational experiences only available at the State Historical Museum of Iowa. Using the museum and exhibits as a unique classroom, participants in the day camps and workshops will explore the museum and the history of Iowa while examining historical artifacts, diving into historical research and learning special skills. 

Please check back for future day camp programs dates.