FAVORITE INDOOR PLACES IN THE QC

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Find time to rediscover some of the Quad Cities’ favorite indoor places. Explore history, Get creative, Be active, Drive tractors, Stop to smell the flowers, and Discover science all here in the QC.

  • QC Toddler Zone in Iowa, United States

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      Nestled within NorthPark Mall in Davenport, the QC Toddler Zone is perfect to let little ones stretch their legs and imaginations during a shopping trip! The facility has age-appropriate toys, a sensory room, and climbable play spaces that allow for pretend play.

  • Quad City Botanical Center in Illinois, United States

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      There is nothing quite like a warm afternoon in the tropical Sun Garden to lift your spirits from the winter blues. Bring a book and take a seat on one of the welcoming benches. Feel the sun shine in and warm not only your body but your thoughts as well. See the banana trees and watch the koi fish swim through the water features. In the winter they bring in a big sand pile much to the delight of younger visitors. Youngsters can dig and play in the clean sand while their grown-ups enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. The sand will be available mid-January.

  • Putnam Museum and Science Center in Iowa, United States

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      Recently the Putnam opened the World Culture Gallery right next to Unearthing Ancient Egypt. The space is a partially semi-permanent exhibit and partially featured exhibit. This space connects the big theater lobby to the lower level galleries. Also, the Putnam received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for an ongoing community collaboration exploring regional history. This will help the museum update River, Prairie and People. Currently they have a reflection space at the end of the exhibit to collect community feedback on the update. “Over multiple years and phases, the Putnam Museum and Science Center will partner across the community to assure the exhibit reflects the modern era, our shared experience as Quad Citizens, and the rich cultural diversity of our community. The update will bring the exhibit to the current day, including the extraordinary accomplishments and challenges of our times. Additions are also planned to reflect stories that are missing from the exhibit, including those that reflect the diversity of our region,” explains Leslie Klipsch, Vice President of Marketing & Sales. Come be part of this important project!

  • John Deere Pavilion in Illinois, United States

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      They've created a brand-new experience featuring new and vintage equipment, interactive and immersive exhibits, and a few surprises. Discover how John Deere forges the cutting edge every day.

  • Hauberg Museum in Illinois, United States

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      The Hauberg Museum tells the story of the Sauk and Meskwaki people. Visitors can take the free handheld audio tour and experience an entire year with the two Native American tribes who were the last to live in the Mississippi River Valley.

  • Family Museum in Iowa, United States

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      The impressive Luckey Climber is two-stories tall and a ton of fun! It’s the first Luckey Climber in Iowa. These Lucky Climbers can be found in museums, malls and theme parks across the world. The one in Bettendorf is made up of large climbing platforms and is surrounded by a secure vinyl-coated cable netting with entrances and exits on both the main floor and second floor landing. The second floor landing brings you out of the Luckey Climber right at the new maker-space. It’s amazing!! Open to all ages, everyone will find some delightful options to feed their creativity. Visitors can paint, work with clay, use the hands-on tools, or (my kids’ favorite) use hot glue guns to make their very own masterpieces. Child(ren) must be with an adult. Adults will love it too! Check the website for other great programming like Kids in the Kitchen, Music in Motion or the traveling exhibit. These are included in the museum entry fee.

FAVORITE INDOOR PLACES IN THE QC

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Find time to rediscover some of the Quad Cities’ favorite indoor places. Explore history, Get creative, Be active, Drive tractors, Stop to smell the flowers, and Discover science all here in the QC.
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  • QC Toddler Zone
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    • visitquadcities Nestled within NorthPark Mall in Davenport, the QC Toddler Zone is perfect to let little ones stretch their legs and imaginations during a shopping trip! The facility has age-appropriate toys, a sensory room, and climbable play spaces that allow for pretend play.

         
  • Quad City Botanical Center
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    • visitquadcities There is nothing quite like a warm afternoon in the tropical Sun Garden to lift your spirits from the winter blues. Bring a book and take a seat on one of the welcoming benches. Feel the sun shine in and warm not only your body but your thoughts as well. See the banana trees and watch the koi fish swim through the water features. In the winter they bring in a big sand pile much to the delight of younger visitors. Youngsters can dig and play in the clean sand while their grown-ups enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. The sand will be available mid-January.

         
  • Putnam Museum and Science Center
    See & Do
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    • visitquadcities Recently the Putnam opened the World Culture Gallery right next to Unearthing Ancient Egypt. The space is a partially semi-permanent exhibit and partially featured exhibit. This space connects the big theater lobby to the lower level galleries. Also, the Putnam received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for an ongoing community collaboration exploring regional history. This will help the museum update River, Prairie and People. Currently they have a reflection space at the end of the exhibit to collect community feedback on the update. “Over multiple years and phases, the Putnam Museum and Science Center will partner across the community to assure the exhibit reflects the modern era, our shared experience as Quad Citizens, and the rich cultural diversity of our community. The update will bring the exhibit to the current day, including the extraordinary accomplishments and challenges of our times. Additions are also planned to reflect stories that are missing from the exhibit, including those that reflect the diversity of our region,” explains Leslie Klipsch, Vice President of Marketing & Sales. Come be part of this important project!

         
  • John Deere Pavilion
    See & Do
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    • visitquadcities They've created a brand-new experience featuring new and vintage equipment, interactive and immersive exhibits, and a few surprises. Discover how John Deere forges the cutting edge every day.

         
  • Hauberg Museum
    See & Do
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    • visitquadcities The Hauberg Museum tells the story of the Sauk and Meskwaki people. Visitors can take the free handheld audio tour and experience an entire year with the two Native American tribes who were the last to live in the Mississippi River Valley.

         
  • Family Museum
    See & Do
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    • visitquadcities The impressive Luckey Climber is two-stories tall and a ton of fun! It’s the first Luckey Climber in Iowa. These Lucky Climbers can be found in museums, malls and theme parks across the world. The one in Bettendorf is made up of large climbing platforms and is surrounded by a secure vinyl-coated cable netting with entrances and exits on both the main floor and second floor landing. The second floor landing brings you out of the Luckey Climber right at the new maker-space. It’s amazing!! Open to all ages, everyone will find some delightful options to feed their creativity. Visitors can paint, work with clay, use the hands-on tools, or (my kids’ favorite) use hot glue guns to make their very own masterpieces. Child(ren) must be with an adult. Adults will love it too! Check the website for other great programming like Kids in the Kitchen, Music in Motion or the traveling exhibit. These are included in the museum entry fee.