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Siouxland Kids Events May 2018

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Each month we will bring you info on events for kids in the Siouxland Area. If you know of one we have missed, please leave us a comment or send us an email. We will update our lists throughout the month as we hear of new events, so check back often for the latest scoop! We also recommend checking out our Event Lists tab to find our lists for other months.

free events


  • Tues 5/1  May Day!
    • 11am: Storytime at Perry Creek Branch Library
  • Weds 5/2
    •  10:30am: Storytime at Morningside Branch Library
  • Thurs 5/3
  • Fri 5/4
    • 10am: Toddler Time at South Sioux Public Library
  • Sat 5/5
    • 9am-noon: Home Depot Kids Building Workshop: Windmill Planter, register online to ensure a kit is saved for you! Ages 5+
    • 11am: First Family Storytime at Sioux City Aalfs (downtown) Library: Roar! (dinosaur theme)
    • 11am: Llama Llama Loves to Read storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • noon-4pm: Free Comic Book Day at Acme Comics
    • 1-2:30pm: Family Movie at South Sioux City Public Library



  • Sun 5/6
  • Mon 5/7
    • 4-5:30pm: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Tues 5/8
    • 11am: Storytime at Perry Creek Branch Library
  • Weds 5/9
    • 9:30am: Mommy & Me Morning at Chick-fil-A Sergeant Road
    • 10:30am: Storytime at Morningside Branch Library
  • Thurs 5/10
    • 4:30pm: Live Animal Lunchtime at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
  • Sat 5/12
    •  9am: Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Meet at Elwood Olsen Stadium (Morningside College), ages 7-14, registration required at Sioux City Parks & Rec Office. Qualifying event for Live Healthy Iowa state meet in Marshalltown.
    • 9am-10am: Mother Daughter Tea Party at Chick-fil-A at Sergeant Road, reservations required, event now full
    • 10am: Wildflower Walk at Fowler Forest in Smithland, Iowa with Woodbury County Naturalist Dawn Synder
    • 11am: Mother's Day storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 11am-noon: Saturday Storytime at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 1-2:30pm: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 2-3pm: Explore the Universe at the South Sioux City Public Library



  • Sun 5/13
    • 2pm: One Smart Cookie cookie decorating event at Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center Sat 
  • Mon 5/14
    • 4-5:30pm: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Tues 5/15
    • 11am: Storytime at Perry Creek Branch Library
    • 6-7:30pm: Night of Fun at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 5/16
    • 10:30am: Storytime at Morningside Branch Library
  • Thurs 5/17
    • 10am: Pat-a-Cake-Pals at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Fri 5/18
  • Sat 5/19
    • 11am: Fancy Nancy at the Wedding of the Century Storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 11:30am: Kids to Parks Day at Sertoma Park, free kites for first 30 kids
    • 1-2:30pm: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 1-2pm: Pokemon Club at the South Sioux City Public Library



  • Sun 5/20
  • Mon 5/21
    • 4-5:30pm: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Tues 5/22
    • 11am: Storytime at Perry Creek Branch Library
  • Weds 5/23
    • 10:30am: Storytime at Morningside Branch Library
  • Thurs 5/24
  • Fri 5/25
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Sat 5/26
    • 11am: Elephant & Piggie Biggie Storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 1-3pm: MAKEbreak: Celebration Slime at Michael's Crafts
    • 1-2:30pm: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Public Library



  • Sun 5/27
  • Mon 5/28 Memorial Day
  • Tues 5/29
    • 11am: Storytime at Perry Creek Branch Library
    • 6-7:30pm: Night of Fun at the South Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 5/30
    •  10:30am: Storytime at Morningside Branch Library
  • Thurs 5/31
    • 10am: Pat-a-Cake Pals at the South Sioux City Public Library



events with a cost



  • Tuesday 5/1: May Day!
  • Weds 5/2
  • Thurs 5/3
  • Fri 5/4
  • Sat 5/5
    • 10am: Reading by the Rails at the Sioux City Railroad Museum (free with membership or daily admission
    • 10am-noon: Michael's Kids Club: Mother's Day Cards, ages 3+, $2
    • 1-3pm: MAKEbreak: Mother's Day Trinket Boxes at Michael's Crafts, decorating supplies free with purchase of wooden box

  • Sun 5/6
  • Mon 5/7
  • Tues 5/8
  • Weds 5/9
  • Thurs 5/10
  • Fri 5/11
  • Sat 5/12
    • 10am-noon: Michael's Kids Club: Handprint Flower Bouquet, ages 3+, $2, Flower Bouquet for Mom, ages 6+, $5
    • 1-3pm: MAKEbreak: Mother's Day Frames at Michael's Crafts, decorating supplies free with purchase of frame

  • Sun 5/13
  • Mon 5/14
  • Tues 5/15
    • 10 & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at Launchpad Children's Museum (free with paid membership or daily pass)
  • Weds 5/16
  • Thurs 5/17
    • 5:30pm: Smart Art at Launchpad Children's Museum (free with paid membership or daily pass)
  • Fri 5/18
  • Sat 5/19
    • 10am-noon: Michael's Kids Club: Fingerprint Pineapples, ages 3+, $2, Yarn Pineapples, ages 6+, $5
    • 1-3pm: MAKEbreak: Paint splatter reveal arts at Michael's Crafts, supplies free with purchase of canvas





    • Sun 5/20
    • Mon 5/21
    • Tues 5/22
      • 10 & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at Launchpad Children's Museum (free with paid membership or daily pass)
    • Weds 5/23
    • Thurs 5/24
      • 5:30pm: STEM with a scientist at Launchpad Children's Museum (free with paid membership or daily pass)
    • Fri 5/25
      • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball at Lewis & Clark Park
    • Sat 5/26
      • 10am-noon: Michael's Kids Club: Paper Flamingo, ages 3+, $2, Pom-Pom Flamingos, ages 6+, $5
      • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball at Lewis & Clark Park


    • Sun 5/27
      •  6:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball at Lewis & Clark Park
    • Mon 5/28
      •  7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball at Lewis & Clark Park
    • Tues 5/29
      • 10 & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at Launchpad Children's Museum (free with paid membership or daily pass)
      •  7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball at Lewis & Clark Park
    • Weds 5/30
      • 7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball at Lewis & Clark Park
    • Thurs 5/31
      • 5:30pm: Farm-tastic Learning at Launchpad Children's Museum (free with paid membership or daily pass)
      •  7:05pm: Sioux City Explorers baseball at Lewis & Clark Park


    We do not run any of these events and encourage you to call or visit the websites of the hosting locations, organizations, or stores with any questions and to confirm details. Many paid events and some free events require tickets or registration in advance and some may sell out or fill up quickly or very far in advance. Age and other recommendations are general guidelines provided by the event or activity organizer and should not be considered legal or medical advice and may not apply well to all children.


    *Events at LaunchPAD Children's Museum listed here are accurate based on their website, but occasionally vary due to special events, holidays, etc. I recommend checking their Facebook page for the most current updates!

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