The Family Museum is a department of the City of Bettendorf, Iowa. Built in 1997, the Museum is located on Bettendorf's Learning Campus next to Faye's Field and the Bettendorf Public Library & Information Center. The Family Museum prides itself on offering unique and educational experiences for children and families. Exhibits and programs are designed for a primary audience of children eight and younger with an adult caregiver.
The Family Museum includes 44,000 square feet of programming space with a 10,400 square foot interactive exhibit hall, three multi-purpose rooms for dance instruction and performances, two preschool classrooms, two art studios, one science studio, a party room, Corner Store, and a private outdoor playground.
The Museum has hosted exciting traveling exhibits such as Hubble Space Telescope: New View of the Universe, Grossology: the Impolite Science of the Human Body, The Vision of Jim Henson, Blue Man Group: Making Waves, Bob the Builder Project: Build It, and Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog. In addition to exhibits, the Museum has welcomed special presentations by famed productions like Cirque du Soleil, The Tap Dogs, and presentations from Grammy nominees Justin Roberts and Trout Fishing in America. Premiere exhibits in 2017 include Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins and Side the Science Kid.
The Museum offers daily Drop-In activities, special Saturday events, Play Pals to supplement the gallery's learning experience, and a wide range of interactive hands-on exhibits. Please explore our website for more information about Drop-Ins, events, and exhibits!