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{Weekend Wednesday}: Family Friendly Activities in Cedar Rapids January 5th-7th

Happy Wednesday!! Are you wondering what to do with your family this weekend? We’ve got you covered!! Here are our Top Picks of this weekend’s family friendly activities in the Cedar Rapids area! 

Weekend Wednesday: Family Friendly Activities in Cedar RapidsFriday, January 5th

Parachute Fun! |  10:00-10:30 a.m. @ Ladd Library Community Room in the Ladd Library

Join us for a session of parachute games and songs! Parachute play encourages physical activity and promotes the development of motor coordination and social skills. Recommended for children in the Pre-K age range. Free.

Saturday, January 6th

Meet a Raptor  |  10:00 a.m.- Noon @ Indian Creek Nature Center 

Visit Indian Creek Nature Center and learn about raptors! Joan Schnabel, a local raptor educator, will be on the grounds of the Nature Center with one of her birds of prey. Talk to Joan and learn more about the species of raptors we have in Iowa. Bring your questions and get up close to a raptor! If inclement weather is expected, please check the Nature Center website before visiting. This program is recommended for children ages 4 and up. Free. Registration Requested.

The Ugly Duckling |  10:30-11:30 a.m. @ Whipple Auditorium in the CRPL

Enjoy this all-ages operatic performance of the much-loved Hans Christian Andersen children’s story of the ridiculed duckling that grows into a beautiful swan. Immediately following the performance (around 11:15 a.m.), enjoy a fun, interactive event hosted by Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre with movement and arts and crafts activities that are related to the Ugly Duckling story. Each event can be attended separately. Free & open to the public.

Free Skate Day |  1:30-5:00 p.m. @ Cedar Rapids Ice Arena

Help us celebrate National Skating Month and come to our FREE Skate Day! The Eastern Iowa Figure Skating Club will be doing a demonstration at 3:15 p.m. after an ice resurface. FREE admission and skate rental to all. *Skates are limited and are given on a first come, first serve basis.

Sunday, January 7th

Toddler Time Sundays |  10:00-11:00 a.m. @ Sky Zone Cedar Rapids

Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Price is $4.00 per Toddler. 1 Adult jumps free.

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