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Siouxland Family Friendly Events in January 2019




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 1/1
  • Weds 1/2
    • 10:30am: Library storytime for ages 2-5 at the Sioux City Public Library downtown
    • 4-7pm: Grab & Go craft at the South Sioux City Library, drop in anytime between 4 and 7 to participate!
  • Thurs 1/3
    • 10am: Pat-a-Cake Pals at the South Sioux City Library for ages 2 & under
    • 6pm: Experiment It! STEM based activity group at the South Sioux City Library
  • Fri 1/4
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Library for ages 2-5
  • Sat 1/5
    • 9am-noon: Kids Building Workshops: Easels with WhiteBoards at Home Depot, registration online recommended
    • 10am: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Library
    • 11am: Pajama-rama storytime/PJ party at the Sioux City Public Library downtown
    • 11am: Clifford the Big Red Dog storytime at Barnes & Noble

  • Sun 1/6
    • 1:30-3pm: Sundays in the Studio: Aspens in the Snow at the Sioux City Art Center, $10 per person, kids 7 & under must have an adult helper
  • Mon 1/7
    • 4pm: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Library
  • Tues 1/8
    • 11am: Library storytime for ages 2-5 at the Sioux City Public Library Perry Creek branch
    • 6pm: Night of FUN at the South Sioux City Library
  • Weds 1/9
    • 9:30am: Mommy & Me Morning at Chick-fil-A on Sergeant Road, FB event post here
    • 10:30am: Library storytime for ages 2-5 at the Sioux City Public Library downtown
    • 4-7pm: Grab & Go craft at the South Sioux City Library, drop in anytime between 4 and 7 to participate!
  • Thurs 1/10
    • 10am: Pat-a-Cake Pals at the South Sioux City Library for ages 2 & under
    • 6pm: Experiment It! STEM based activity group at the South Sioux City Library
  • Fri 1/11
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Library for ages 2-5
    • 5-8pm: Family Fun Night at Long Lines Rec Center, hosted by the Sioux City Neighborhood Network. Features rock wall climbing, bounce house, face painting, games, and other activities all free! More info available on Facebook
  • Sat 1/12
    • 10am-noon: Kids Build Workshop: birdhouse building, hosted by the Sioux City Carpenters Union, limited to 30 kids, register online
    • 11am: Love, Z storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 11am: Family Storytime at the South Sioux City Library
    • 1-3pm: MAKEbreak: Snowman Slime at Michael's
    • 1-3pm: Whale of a Tale learning event at Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

  • Sun 1/13
    • 2pm: Right Before Your Very Eyes magic show at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 2:45pm: Right Before Your Very Eyes magic show at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
  • Mon 1/14
    • 4pm: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Library
  • Tues 1/15
    • 11am: Library storytime for ages 2-5 at the Sioux City Public Library Perry Creek branch
    • 6pm: Night of FUN at the South Sioux City Library
  • Weds 1/16
    • 10:30am: Library storytime for ages 2-5 at the Sioux City Public Library downtown
    • 4-7pm: Grab & Go craft at the South Sioux City Library, drop in anytime between 4 and 7 to participate!
  • Thurs 1/17
    • 10am: Pat-a-Cake Pals at the South Sioux City Library for ages 2 & under
    • 6pm: Experiment It! STEM based activity group at the South Sioux City Library
  • Fri 1/18
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Library for ages 2-5
    • 6pm: Parents' Night Out at Long Lines Rec Center, hosted by Sioux City Parks & Rec Department
  • Sat 1/19
    • 9-11am: All Abilities Day at Cone Park, free for people with special needs and their caregivers, must register with Sioux City Parks & Rec by 1/16, e-mail egriffith@Sioux-City.org to reserve your spot
    • 10am: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Library
    • 11am: The Duchess and Guy storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 1-4pm: Kindness Rocks rock painting event at the Sioux City Public Museum, hosted by the Siouxland Rocks group, all supplies provided, but you may also bring your own

  • Sun 1/20
    • 1:30-3pm: Sundays in the Studio: Mid Century Modern Cat at the Sioux City Art Center, $10 per person, kids 7 & under must have an adult helper
  • Mon 1/21
    • 4pm: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Library
  • Tues 1/22
    • 11am: Library storytime for ages 2-5 at the Sioux City Public Library Perry Creek branch
    • 6pm: Night of FUN at the South Sioux City Library
  • Weds 1/23
    • 10:30am: Library storytime for ages 2-5 at the Sioux City Public Library downtown
    • 4-7pm: Grab & Go craft at the South Sioux City Library, drop in anytime between 4 and 7 to participate!
  • Thurs 1/24
    • 10am: Pat-a-Cake Pals at the South Sioux City Library for ages 2 & under
    • 6pm: Experiment It! STEM based activity group at the South Sioux City Library
  • Fri 1/25
    • 10am: Toddler Time at the South Sioux City Library for ages 2-5
  • Sat 1/26
    • 9-11am: All Abilities Day at Cone Park--RSVP required by 1/16, email EGriffith@Sioux-City.org to reserve your spot
    • 10am: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Library
    • 11am: Pig the Pug storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 2pm: Puzzle Party at Barnes & Noble to celebrate National Puzzle Month

  • Sun 1/27
  • Mon 1/28
    • 4pm: Family Movie at the South Sioux City Library
  • Tues 1/29
    • 11am: Library storytime for ages 2-5 at the Sioux City Public Library Perry Creek branch
    • 6pm: Night of FUN at the South Sioux City Library
  • Weds 1/30
    • 10:30am: Library storytime for ages 2-5 at the Sioux City Public Library downtown
    • 4-7pm: Grab & Go craft at the South Sioux City Library, drop in anytime between 4 and 7 to participate!
  • Thurs 1/31
    • 10am: Pat-a-Cake Pals at the South Sioux City Library for ages 2 & under
    • 6pm: Experiment It! STEM based activity group at the South Sioux City Library

events with a cost

  • Tues 1/1
  • Weds 1/2
  • Thurs 1/3
    • 5:30pm: Storybook Adventures: Sharks at LaunchPad Children's Museum, free with daily admission or membership
  • Fri 1/4
  • Sat 1/5
    • 10am-noon: Michael's Kids Club: Snowmen crafts at Michael's, $2 for simple option for 3+, $5 for more complicated option for 6+
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Watercolor Painting at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 6-12, $7 per child (children under 6 may participate but must have an adult helper
    • 11:30am: STEM adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum, free with daily admission or membership
    • 1-3pm: MAKEbreak at Michael's: Snowman mason jars, decorating supplies free with purchase of jar

  • Sun 1/6
    • noon-2pm: STEAM Sunday: Robot chariots at LaunchPad Children's Museum, free with daily admission or membership
  • Mon 1/7
  • Tues 1/8
  • Weds 1/9
  • Thurs 1/10
    • 5:30pm: Family Fun Night at LaunchPad Children's Museum, free with daily admission or membership
  • Fri 1/11
    • 7:30pm: Jay Owenhouse, Illusionist at the Sioux City Orpheum Theater
    • 7:30pm: Barnes Bull Riding Challenge at the Tyson Events Center
  • Sat 1/12
    • 10am-noon:  Michael's Kids Club: Do You Want to Paint a Snowman? at Michael's, $2 for simple option for 3+, $5 for more complicated option for 6+
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Lego Sculpture at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 6-12, $7 per child (children under 6 may participate but must have an adult helper)
    • 7:30pm: Barnes Bull Riding Challenge at the Tyson Events Center

  • Sun 1/13
  • Mon 1/14
  • Tues 1/15
    • 10am & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum, free with daily admission or membership
  • Weds 1/16
  • Thurs 1/17
    • 5:30pm: Smart Art: Icy creation at LaunchPad Children's Museum, free with daily admission or membership
  • Fri 1/18
    • 9pm: Snow Glow Tubing at Cone Park
  • Sat 1/19
    • 10am: Knee High Naturalists at Hillview Recreation Area in Hinton, $3 per child
    • 10am-noon: Michael's Kids Club: Snowflake mugs at Michael's, $2 for construction paper crafts for 3+, $5 for ceramic mug decorating for 6+
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Tissue, Paper, and Acetate Collage at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 6-12, $7 per child (children under 6 may participate but must have an adult helper)
    • 11:30am: STEM Explorers: Magic of Milk with milk based chemical reactions, free with daily admission or membership
    • 2pm: Aladdin Junior at LAMB Regional Arts Theatre

  • Sun 1/20
    • 1pm: STEM Explorers: Magic of Milk with milk based chemical reactions, free with daily admission or membership
    • 2pm: Aladdin Junior at LAMB Regional Arts Theatre
  • Mon 1/21
  • Tues 1/22
    • 10 & 10:30AM: Toddler Adventures: Buttery Popcorn Art at LaunchPad Children's Museum, included with membership or daily admission
  • Weds 1/23
  • Thurs 1/24
    • 5:30pm: STEM with a Scientist: LaunchPad Detectives at LaunchPad Children's Museum, free with daily admission or membership
  • Fri 1/25
    • 7pm: Aladdin Junior at LAMB Regional Arts Theatre
  • Sat 1/26
    • 10am-noon: Michael's Kids Club: Thumbprint snow scene art at Michael's, $2 for simple option for 3+, $5 for more complicated option for 6+
    • 10:30am-noon: Saturday Art Lesson: Robot Assemblage at the Sioux City Art Center, ages 6-12, $7 per child (children under 6 may participate but must have an adult helper)
    • 11:30am: STEM Explorers: Ice Block Building at LaunchPad Children's Museum, included with membership or daily admission
    • 2pm: Aladdin Junior at LAMB Regional Arts Theatre

  • Sun 1/27
    • 1pm: STEM Explorers: Ice Block Building at LaunchPad Children's Museum, included with membership or daily admission
    • 2pm: Aladdin Junior at LAMB Regional Arts Theatre
  • Mon 1/28
  • Tues 1/29
  • Weds 1/30
  • Thurs 1/31
    • 5:30pm: Farm-tastic Learning at LaunchPad Children's Museum, free with daily admission or membership



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.

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