Iowa Gymnest: Gymnastics for toddlers, preschoolers and school age kids
Lunch Bunch- The gymnastics equipment is open for children to play- times and location vary throughout the year
Iowa City Location: 545 Olympic Ct.
Coralville Location: 2550 Holiday Road 341-2229
Dance: Nolte Academy of Dance- 688-9289 – dance instruction starting at 18 months
Dance of Iowa- 337-4976
Kinetic Kids: 321-2285 (www.kinetic-kids.com)
Music and movement activities for tots and preschoolers
Kindermusic: music instruction for tots, preschoolers
1212 5 St, Coralville at West Music – 351-2000
Preucil: musical instrument instruction for preschoolers on up
524 N Johnson St. Iowa City- 337-4156
Ice Skating: inside the Coral Ridge Mall- 354-7870
Tot Lot: Run through the parks and recreation departments.
The gymnasiums at the rec centers are open for children to play with their balls, slides and tricycles. Minimum charge for children ($0.50-$1.00)-
Coralville Rec Center: 1506 8th St.- T,W, Th mornings October-April
Iowa City Scanlon Gym: 2701 Bradford Dr..- every morning year round
North Liberty Rec Center: 520 W. Cherry St. – every morning year round
Story Hours: There are great story hours at the public libraries in Coralville and Iowa City. Check their monthly schedules.
Iowa City Public Library: 356-5200 – Toddler/Preschool and Books for Babies
Coralville Public Library: 351-2163
Iowa City Gym-Nest: 354-5781
West Music: 351-2000
Children’s Museum: 625-6225
618- 1st Ave 354-1700
805- S. Riverside 338-1846
Sycamore Mall 351-1955
2440 Mormon Trek Blvd. 834-1021
Parks and Recreation rent out party rooms:
Iowa City: 356-5100
North Liberty: 626-5720
Barnes and Noble in the Coral Ridge Mall: 337-3337
Prarie Lights 15 S Dubuque St: 337-2681- excellent children’s section
Iowa Children’s Museum: 625-6255 inside Coral Ridge Mall
Natural History Museum: FREE! 335-0481 Iowa’s geologic and cultural history, birds,
animals and natural history dioramas
Science Station- McLeod Busse/ Imax Dome Theater:
427 1st St. SE Cedar Rapids – 319-363-IMAX
Par-tee-zone: indoor playground/climbing structure and mini-golf. At Sycamore Mall.
Coral Ridge Mall Playground: in the mall near Barnes and Noble
Play Station: (Cedar Rapids) 200 Collins Road- $5.65/child 319-373-1111
Chuck E Cheese: (Cedar Rapids) 170 Collins Road 319-373-1228
Devonian Fossil Gorge: Did you know this area used to be under water?
Check out the fossils at the Coralville Res FREE
Raptor Center: sanctuary for birds that cannot live on their own in the wild.
This is a walk through area with large “cages” for owls, hawks
and even a bald eagle. FREE
Kent Park: Located about 15 minutes past Coralville. This State Park has a great
play structure for older children (it’s really tall) and a FREE public beach with
a shallow swimming area.