School’s Out Ed-Ventures provide children in Kindergarten – 5th grade with fun, educational programs on select dates when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. Half-day and full-day options are available. Students attending the full-day program will be required to bring a sack lunch. Payment and registration is required one week prior to each session. The morning sessions run from 9 a.m. – noon. Afternoon sessions run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Early drop off is available 30 minutes before the program begins. Late pick up is also available 30 minutes after the program ends.

Member pricing:
$35/student (full day), $20/student (half day)

Non-member pricing:
$40/student (full day), $25/student (half day)

Upcoming sessions:

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017


Wild West at the Ham House (AM)
Bring your posse to the Mathias Ham House for a Wild West adventure!  We’ll create a mining town and experience what life was like for local lead miners.  So saddle up, partner – this is an adventure you don’t want to miss! This program is located at the Mathias Ham House.

This Old (Ham) House (PM)
Saws and logs is what this camp is all about!  Discover how pioneers built log cabins, learn how to pitch your own tent, draw blueprints, and construct a cabin. This program is located at the Mathias Ham House.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017


Potion Notions (AM)

Fun is brewing in this mystical camp as we concoct colorful potions that bubble, fizz, and pop!  Come experiment with dry ice, slime, and goo.  Lab coats not required.

Halloween Hootenanny (PM)
Celebrate Halloween at the Museum & Aquarium!  We’ll learn about animals that lurk in the night, create our own costumes, and parade throughout campus.  It will be a hoot!

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017


Animal Oddities (AM)
What has the bill of a duck, the tail of a beaver, and the body of an otter?  The platypus is not alone in its strange appearance.  Match form to function in some of the world’s strangest creatures and learn the benefits of being different.

 Myths, Legends & Fables (PM)
Traditional myths, legends, and fables hold the answer to some of nature’s most intriguing mysteries. We’ll investigate these tales and create our own creatures and legends in this imaginative camp.

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018


Pajama Jam (AM)
If you’ve got a case of the “Mondays,” we’ve got the perfect cure!  The dress code is “pajamas” and the agenda includes chilling-out with movies, books, and craft projects in this relaxing camp.

Arctic Adventures (PM)
Something “cool” is happening at the Museum & Aquarium! Enjoy an afternoon full of winter activities.  Bundle up and trek outside for snowshoeing, ice harvesting demonstrations, and games.

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018


Sensational Senses (AM)
Look! Listen! Sniff! Touch! Taste!  How do your senses compare with other animals in nature?  Join us for a sensational morning of sensory games, sensory challenges, and sensory art.

Buggin’ Out (PM)
If you like bees, butterflies, and beetles, this is the camp for you!  Join us as we spend the day exploring creatures that creep, crawl, fly, and buzz!

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018


All Things Paper (AM)
Where does paper come from? We’ll examine its evolution and make, fold, cut, weave, and color in this crafty camp that’s all about paper.

Crafternoon (PM)
The Earth without art is just “Eh!”  Unleash your imagination as we use a variety of media to create artistic masterpieces to take home.

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018


Everything Under the Sun (AM)
Recharge with the power of the sun!  Experiment with solar cars, solar ovens, and solar electricity in this sizzling camp.

Space is the Place (PM)
What do planets read?  Comet books, of course!  Journey across the universe with out-of-this-world activities that explore planets, stars, and space travel.

Register Now

After you have registered, you can pay over the phone (563-557-9545 ext: 213), or at the box office/through the mail (350 E. 3rd St., Dubuque, IA 52001)

Questions? Contact Melissa Wersinger at 563-557-9545 ext: 213 or mwersinger@rivermuseum.com

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