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!
Friday, 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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