Three weeks celebrating unstructured, unplugged, and unlimited play!

ABOUT PLAYVOLUTION

PLAYvolution supports and promotes the idea that unstructured, unplugged, and unlimited creative play is a critical component of healthy development. The biological and psychological evidence increasingly shows play contributes to lifelong success factors including creativity, confidence, social and emotional skills, communication, empathy, and resilience.

Join us for three weeks of fun and games as we celebrate the awesome POWER of PLAY for kids of all ages!

CALENDAR

Week 1
  • Tuesday, Sept. 11

    6:30 PM

    PLAYvolution 2018 Kickoff during Coralville City Council Meeting at The Iowa Children’s Museum

  • Friday, Sept. 14

    5:30 PM – 7:15 PM

    Friday Flick at Iowa City Public Library: Muppet Treasure Island

  • Saturday, Sept. 15

    11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Story Time at North Liberty Public Library: Stories, Movement, and Fun

  • Saturday, Sept. 15

    2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Kids Comedy Workshop with Funny Nuggets at Iowa City Public Library

  • Saturday, Sept. 15

    10:30 AM

    Family Storytime at Coralville Public Library

Week 2
  • Sunday, Sept. 16

    11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Move It! Dig It! Do It! at The Iowa Children’s Museum

    Get a close-up look at large construction and farm equipment, city vehicles, and more; use your imagination at a Not a Box Party, and participate in dozens of activities and games. It’s fun for the whole family!

    Free admission to the outdoor activities and museum all day long.

  • Sunday, Sept. 16

    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Sunday Funday at Iowa City Public Library: Free art play and collage making

  • Monday, Sept. 17

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    PLAYvolution Chamber of Commerce Lunch at S.T. Morrison Park in Coralville

  • Monday, Sept. 17

    6:30 PM

    Family Night at Coralville Public Libary: Join us for games and activities!

  • Tuesday, Sept. 18

    10:30 AM

    Playful Preschool Storytime at Coralville Public Library

  • Tuesday, Sept. 18

    7:00 PM

    PLAYvolution at the Iowa City Council Meeting

  • Wednesday, Sept. 19

    4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Coral Ridge Mall Play: Free ice skating, free carousel rides, and free admission to The Iowa Children’s Museum!

  • Thursday, Sept. 20

    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Open Gym at Borlaug Elementary School with Coralville Parks & Rec: Bring your basketball, soccer ball, or jump rope and come play in the gym!

  • Friday, Sept. 21

    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Community Dinner with Coralville Food Pantry at Coralville Public Library

  • Saturday, Sept. 22

    10:30 AM

    Family Storytime at Coralville Public Library

  • Saturday, Sept. 22

    6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

    TAKO – Moon Walk and Star Party at Penn Meadows in North Liberty

    Come to this Take A Kid Outdoors (TAKO) activity and view planets, stars, and other celestial bodies with the help of local amateur astronomers. If the sky is cloudy, there will be alternative activities. Spend the evening under the stars as we listen for owls and other nocturnal creatures. Come out early and see Jupiter in the daytime. Stay for nighttime snacks including Gourmet S’mores and refreshments!

Week 3
  • Sunday, Sept. 23

    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Sunday Funday at Iowa City Public Library: Mario Madness activities

  • Sunday, Sept. 23

    3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    Heyday at Highland Park: Food, music, and a puppet show in the park

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25

    10:30 AM

    Playful Preschool Storytime at Coralville Public Library

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25

    6:30 PM 

    PLAYvolution at the North Liberty City Council Meeting

  • Wednesday, Sept. 26

    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Open Gym at Borlaug Elementary School with Coralville Parks & Rec: Bring your basketball, soccer ball, or jump rope and come play in the gym!

  • Thursday, Sept. 27

    2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    Banned Book Week at Iowa City Public Library: Where the Wild Things Are. Crafts at 2:30 PM. Where the Wild Things Are movie at 3:00 PM.

  • Friday, Sept. 28

    5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    STEM Family Free Night at The Iowa Children’s Museum. Solve unique Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math challenges. Free admission!

  • Saturday, Sept. 29

    10:30 AM

    Family Storytime at Coralville Public Library

  • Sunday, Sept. 30

    3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Community Fun Fest at Fairmeadow Park: Food and performances in the park!

  • Sunday, Sept. 30

    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Sunday Funday at Iowa City Public Library: Sensory bottles activities

  • Sunday, Sept. 30

    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Grand Opening of Coralville Altmaier Family Park: Help us celebrate with disc golf lessons, hiking, and games!

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Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.