Kids Activities

Things to Do in the Coralville/Iowa City Area

Here is just a small list of attractions available in the Coralville/Iowa City Area. For more great things available in the area, please visit


The Iowa Children's Museum
1451 Coral Ridge Ave., Coralville, IA 52241

Imagine...Create...Discover...Explore in a 28,000 square foot playground for young minds! The Iowa Children's Museum is a safe, rich learning environment for families with children ages birth to twelve.  The exhibits are rich with unique hands-on educational components that promote the active exploration, problem solving, and discovery that lead to learning.


Coralville Community Aquatic Center
1513 7th St., Coralville, IA 52241

The Coralville Community Aquatic Center features over 11,000 square feet of surface water with a 25-meter, L-shaped outdoor pool that has zero depth entry, diving boards, three slides, and a splash deck full of fountains and play structures for the little ones to enjoy.  The water slides feature an open flume body slide and a space bowl body slide which circles swimmers around 2-4 times before dropping into an 8-foot pool of water.


Coral Ridge Ice Arena
1451 Coral Ridge Ave, Coralville, IA 52241

The Coral Ridge Ice Arena is an NHL standard size ice rink within the Coral Ridge Mall. There is spectator seating, 4 locker rooms, and a scoreboard. It is home to the University of Iowa hockey clubs, Iowa City/Coralville Youth Hockey Association, Hawkeye Skating Club, and is also open to the public during certain hours.


University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
17 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, IA 52242

For over 150 years, the Museum of Natural History has served the academic and public community with exhibitions, research collections, and special programs.  The mission of the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History is to inspire in visitors of all ages understanding and a sense of wonder, discovery, respect, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds through exhibits, educational programs, and collections, as well as through linkages with UI research and activities.


Old Capitol Museum
21 Old Capitol, Iowa City, IA 52242

A national historic landmark located in the center of Iowa City, Old Capitol served as Iowa's first state capitol from 1846-1857 and the University of Iowa's founding building. In 1976, Old Capitol became a museum restored to the 1840s-1850s time period and dedicated to enlivening Iowa history for all. The Old Capitol Museum is as a vital cultural and educational resource for more than 30,000 visitors, researchers, and schoolchildren each year.


University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame
2425 Prairie Meadow Drive, Iowa City, IA 52246

The Roy G. Karro Athletics Hall of Fame and Visitors Center showcases more than 100 years of Hawkeye athletic excellence through prestigious memorabilia throughout Iowa’s rich athletic history. Spanning 26,000 square feet over three floors, it includes museum exhibits, conference rooms, a movie theater, and even an interactive basketball court area constructed from the historic Iowa Field House flooring.  Fans can browse through the history of every competitive sport that the University of Iowa has to offer. Exhibits of all 22 sports adorn the Hall of Fame walls.


Renee’s Ceramic Café
4172 Alyssa Ct SW, Suite B, Iowa City, IA 52240

Release your inner artist at Renee’s Ceramic Café, where they offer pottery, clay, mosaics, canvas, glass and so much more.



Coral Ridge Mall
1451 Coral Ridge Avenue, Coralville, IA 52241


Tangler Outlets
150 Tanger Drive, Williamsburg, IA 52361


Amana Colonies
The Seven Villages of Amana are a tourist attraction known for its restaurants and craft shops.


Known as the "Quilt Capital of Iowa," Kalona itself is like a quilt-one full of unique old and new patterns.  Kalona is also home to a variety of locally owned shops and restaurants with unique identity due, in part, to a predominant Mennonite and Amish influence.