Make sure to check out the museum’s summer programs! On Tuesday, July 2 from 10-11 AM, learn about some of Iowa’s wild weather and make a “Wild Weather Shelter.” You’ll have some time to design your shelter to withstand some different types of wild weather that occur here in Iowa, and then we’ll test your shelters to see how well they can handle those weather events! This program is suitable for kids ages 3rd-6th grade, but younger siblings are welcome with an adult caregiver. Bring your friends, the more people you have coming up with ideas for your shelter, the better!

On July 9 at 6:30 PM, we are hosting a “Lunar Landing Viewing Party” for the library’s Summer Reading Program. Experience what it was like to watch the television broadcast of the first lunar landing in 1969. Learn about the moon and about what life was like for the astronauts who were part of Apollo 11 through hands-on activities.

If you remember watching the lunar landing on television in 1969, we’d love to hear from you! Anniversaries of events like the first lunar landing are a great opportunity to gather people’s memories of those events and archive them for the future. Please consider sharing your memories with us – whether you were an adult or a child, we’d like to know what you remember and how you felt watching the lunar landing! You can write it down, or make a recording.

On July 18 from 10-11 AM, come to the museum to make a Shoe Box City! We’ll learn about what went in to planning La Porte City, and then you’ll create your own town in a shoe box! So be thinking about what you would want to include in a town if you could plan one. Designed for ages 1st-5th grade, but younger children are welcome with an adult caregiver.