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Family Museum of Arts and Science

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Address: 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722-7710
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+1 563-344-4106
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09:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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We drove all the way from Kansas City MO and it was worth it. Are 4.5 year old really wanted to see the Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital and it did not disappoint. Plenty of things... read more

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474 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove all the way from Kansas City MO and it was worth it. Are 4.5 year old really wanted to see the Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital and it did not disappoint. Plenty of things to see, do and learn about. Lots of hands on stuff to do.

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Illinois
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232 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a recent trip out west, my 7 y.o. daughter realized our route took us through the Quad Cities, and was adamant we stop at the "Children's museum with the phones". Since we were arriving too early for lunch, I figured why not. I was a little nervous that my son - nearly 9 - might not enjoy it as... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited primarily for the Doc McStuffins exhibit but our daughter made quick work of that and spent most of her time in the museum's other spaces. This children's museum is a little on the smaller side but they pack A LOT in. In addition to the indoor space there is a nice outdoor playground. The two spaces that set... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove in from Wisconsin specifically to see the Doc McStuffins exhibit, but my 3 year old loved everything about the museum. We enjoyed the Doc exhibit, but she particularly enjoyed their permanent exhibits, especially the pizzeria and the grocery store. Hours of hands-on play fun. I only found one exhibit that was out of order and that's pretty rare... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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129 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

we are members and have been for a while now and the kids never seem to get bored at the family museum, there are a lot of different areas for them to play and are somewhat educational, there is an outdoor area as well. they offer specialized classes and we have a daughter in ballet. they have rotating art classes... More 

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Iowa
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78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

There are places to draw to use mechanics have fun a pizzeria to use their creative side outside there's a playground to run off energy it gets very loud so you may enjoy having your plugs.

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Illinois
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130 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I was a little skeptical of going here since my kids are a little older (especially my 9 year old), but they loved this children's musuem! Not only did we spend 2 1/2 hours there, we had to drag them out because we had to head home. That's a good sign of a great time for sure! My older 2... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

At first I had no intention of wanting to go to here because it was to "childish", but once I saw the amazing actives I thought it was amazing. I loved the fake pizza place and the farm, it really did have you learn in a fun way. I FULLY recommend this.

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Thank Great T
Iowa
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65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

While we were in town for a baby shower, we took our 3 year old and 9 month old here to kill a few hours. Both of them loved it. There is a little town set up where the kids can play pretend and there is a costume for every occupation. There are indoor and outdoor water tables, a farm... More 

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Elkader, Iowa
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My kids loved the pretend play. There are so many things to do. I especially loved the phone lines to call different areas. I would call different shops and the kids would answer and I would order a pizza from the pizza shop and ask for mail at the post office. It was fun.

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