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Discover, Learn & Create at the
Phelps Youth Pavilion

Children's Museum Hours

Tuesday – Saturday | 10:00AM – 4:00PM &
Sunday | 1:00 – 4:00PM

Admission is $5 per person or $2 with the presentation of a valid EBT card for up to 4 people. WCA members are free

Where art launches a world of wonder, discovery and learning!

The Phelps Youth Pavilion is a split-level children’s museum filled with creative, hands-on experiences, from simple drawing and painting projects always available in our Arts Workshop to magical high-tech adventures and a climbable Playscape for young ones to traverse.


Children can learn and play within three of our junior art galleries with various exhibition themes. On the main level, Junior Art Gallery 1, visitors will have an opportunity to immerse themselves into a handful of exhibitions relating to Grant Wood’s early life and paintings that have been reproduced for digital and tangible experiences. Children can also engage with a variety of other interactive exhibits that encourage children to draw and learn about other cultures. Additionally, the Phelps Playscape is just around the corner offering a large jungle gym for kids to climb and play. Meanwhile, upstairs within Junior Art Gallery 2 & 3, children have the opportunity to star in their own plays on stage, take a stroll through a mini town intended to teach visitors of other worldly cultures or adventure into Dinosaur Ruckus where we have real fossils on display to teach kids all about prehistoric life in Iowa!

WCA members receive free admission in to the Phelps Youth Pavilion.


Celebrating a Birthday? Spend it with Us

Create special memories with your family at your Phelps Youth Pavilion Birthday Party! Plan to bring one adult for every six children. Become a member and receive a discounted birthday party! 


Bronze | $120

Includes birthday child, 15 children and 3 adults
– Use of a private room for 2 hours
– All day access to the Pavilion
– Self-directed birthday craft kit

Silver | $160

Includes birthday child, 20 children and 4 adults
– Use of a private room for 2 hours with a Birthday Buddy staff member
– All day access to the Pavilion
– A fun make-and-take birthday craft during your party

Gold | $280

Includes birthday child, 30 children and 5 adults
– Includes everything in the Silver Package PLUS free passes for each child for a return visit

– Access to a refrigerator and freezer

Birthday Party Inquiries
Please contact Angie Hickok at 319-291-4490
or send an email to

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