Bucket List To Do With Your Kids Before School Starts Feature Image

The school year is approaching and that means it’s time to get back into the swing of routines. Before you say goodbye to summer, fill your days with our bucket list items of things to before school starts.

1. Enjoy an ice cream date

Heyn's Ice Cream North Liberty IA

Heyn’s Ice Cream
25 E Cherry St, North Liberty, IA 52317
Monday – Friday 1 pm – 9 pm, Saturday – Sunday 12 pm – 9 pm

2. Race in go karts

Speedez Indoor Racing Go Karts Cedar Rapids, IA

Speedeezz Indoor Karting
4750 Tama St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Monday-Thursday 11 am to 9 pm Friday-Saturday 11 am to 12 am, Sunday 12 pm to 8 pm


3. Refresh your natural history knowledge

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
17 North Clinton Street, Macbride Hall, Iowa City, IA 52240
Tuesday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm, Closed Mondays


4. Night at the movies

Blue Grass Drive In Movie Theatre
774 W Mayne St, Blue Grass, IA 52726



5. Take them out to the ball game

Cedar Rapids Kernels Baseball Veterans Memorial Stadium

Cedar Rapids Kernels
950 Rockford Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


6. Listen to the sweet acoustics

Caleb Ryder Musician Cedar Rapids Iowa City Acoustic Artist Performer

Caleb Ryder at the Newbo Farmer’s Market
1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Wednesday, August 22 11 am – 2 pm


7. Learn through play

Iowa Children’s Museum
1451 Coral Ridge Ave, Coralville, IA 52241
Tuesday-Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm, Closed Monday


8. Spend a day at the state fair

Iowa State Fair Des Moines Iowa

Iowa State Fair
E. 30th Street & E. University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317
Now through August 19


9. Explore the outdoors

Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Area
10260 Morris Hills Rd, Toddville, IA 52341
Monday-Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm, Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm


10. Play all day

The Play Station
200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Monday-Saturday 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

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