Kids Events in Siouxland January 2020

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Each month I bring you info on family friendly events and activities in the Siouxland Area. If you know of one I have missed, please leave me a comment or send me an email. I will update my lists throughout the month as I hear of new things to do in Sioux City and our surrounding communities, so check back often for the latest scoop! I  recommend checking out my Event Lists tab to find our lists for other months, and this month, you may also enjoy my posts on Best Places to Play Inside in Siouxland, Snow Sports in Siouxland, and Best Places to Play Inside in Sioux Falls.


Free Events in Siouxland in January 2020


  • Weds 1/1: Happy New Year's Day! Many local attractions closed, so be sure to call or check FB pages before heading anywhere you aren't sure is open. 
  • Thurs 1/2
    • 10am: Winter Residents Program at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Learn how animals survive the winter in Siouxland and maybe meet an animal friend! Registration requested by calling (712)258-0838 or by e-mailing OParks@WoodburyParks.org
    • 1-3pm: Captains' Game Day at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
  • Fri 1/3
  • Sat 1/4
    •  9am-noon: Kids Building Workshop: Mini Hockey Game at Home Depot
    • 11am: First Saturday Family Storytime: Reptiles at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 11am: Grumpy Monkey storytime at Barnes & Noble

  • Sun 1/5
  • Mon 1/6
  • Tues 1/7
    • 11am: Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 1/8
    • 9:30am: Mommy & Me Morning at Chick-fil-A on Sergeant Road, storytime and snack for preschoolers with a parent
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 1/9
  • Fri 1/10
    • 5:30pm: Family Fun Night at Long Lines Rec Center, with bounce houses, rock painting, rock climbing, and much more! Hosted by the Sioux City Neighborhood Network and the Sioux City Parks & Rec Department.
    • 7pm: Young Adult Book Club featuring the book Reverie at Barnes & Noble
  • Sat 1/11
    • 11am: Return of Thelma the Unicorn storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 2pm: Escape this Book: Tombs of Egypt book event at Barnes & Noble (*Check out my post reviewing Escape this Book: Titanic for more information on this series!)

  • Sun 1/12
  • Mon 1/13
  • Tues 1/14
    • 10am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center for preschoolers with an adult caregiver. Registration required by calling (712)258-0838 or by e-mailing TKruid@WoodburyParks.org
    • 11am: Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 1/15
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 1/16
  • Fri 1/17
    • 10am: Little Naturalists at Adams Nature Preserve for ages 2-4, call (605)232-0873 to sign up
  • Sat 1/18
    • 9-11am: All Abilities Day at Cone Park, free for people with special needs or disabilities ages 5+ and their caregiver. RSVP required by January 15th by calling (712)279-6126 or by e-mailing EGriffith@Sioux-City.org
    • 11am: Nobody Hugs a Cactus storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 1-3pm: Kindness Rocks rock painting event at the Sioux City Public Museum, hosted by the Original Siouxland Rocks group. All ages welcome, all supplies provided.
    • 1pm: Soliloquies Concert at the Sioux City Art Center

  • Sun 1/19
  • Mon 1/20
  • Tues 1/21
    • 11am: Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 1/22
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 1/23
  • Fri 1/24
  • Sat 1/25
    • 11am: How to Catch a Dragon storytime at Barnes & Noble
    • 1-3pm: Snow Place Like Home: Winter on the Trail learning event at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. Kids can learn about what winter was like for the members of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, plus make their own snow slime to bring home!
    • 1:30pm: Trout Stocking & Family Fishing Event at Bacon Creek Park, hosted by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources

  • Sun 1/26
  • Mon 1/27
  • Tues 1/28
    • 11am: Storytime at the Perry Creek branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Weds 1/29
    • 10:30am: Storytime at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library
  • Thurs 1/30
  • Fri 1/31

Events in Siouxland with a Cost in January 2020


  • Weds 1/1
  • Thurs 1/2
  • Fri 1/3
    • 3:30pm: Kinder Kickstarters at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with regular museum admission or membership)
  • Sat 1/4
    • 1-3pm: MakeBreak: Snowman Canvas at Michael's Crafts
    • 9-11pm: Snow Glow Tubing at Cone Park

  • Sun 1/5
  • Mon 1/6
  • Tues 1/7
    • 10 & 10:30 am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with regular museum admission or membership)
  • Weds 1/8
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with regular museum admission or membership)
  • Thurs 1/9
  • Fri 1/10
    • 3:30pm: Kinder Kickstarters at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with regular museum admission or membership)
  • Sat 1/11

  • Sun 1/12
    • 3:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs. Fargo at the Tyson Events Center
  • Mon 1/13
  • Tues 1/14
    • 10 & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with regular museum admission or membership)
  • Weds 1/15
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with regular museum admission or membership)
  • Thurs 1/16
  • Fri 1/17
    • 3:30pm: Kinder Kickstarters at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with regular museum admission or membership)
    • 5:30-9:30pm: Parents' Night Out at Long Lines Rec Center, hosted by the Sioux City Parks & Rec Department. $10/ child in advance or $15/child at the door. 
  • Sat 1/18
    • 10am: Knee High Naturalists at Hillview Recreation Area in Hinton for preschoolers with a parent or other adult caregiver, $3
    • 2-4pm: Becoming an Outdoor Family: Tracks & Trails family snowshoe hike at Hillview Recreation Area in Hinton, registration required, snowshoes included, $5 per person, call (712)947-4270 by noon on 1/17 to sign up

  • Sun 1/19
  • Mon 1/20
  • Tues 1/21
    • 10 & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with regular museum admission or membership)
  • Weds 1/22
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with regular museum admission or membership)
  • Thurs 1/23
  • Fri 1/24
    • 3:30pm: Kinder Kickstarters at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with regular museum admission or membership)
  • Sat 1/25
    • 1-3pm: Captains' Game Day: family board game event at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

  • Sun 1/26
    • noon: Cardboard Sled Races at Cone Park, hosted by River-Cade, more details coming soon!
  • Mon 1/27
  • Tues 1/28
    • 10 & 10:30am: Toddler Adventures at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with regular museum admission or membership)
  • Weds 1/29
    • 9:30am: Baby Braniacs at LaunchPad Children's Museum (included with regular museum admission or membership)
  • Thurs 1/30
  • Fri 1/31
    • 7pm: Frozen Jr. presented by the New Stage Players at the South Sioux City Middle School Theater
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey vs. Tri-City at the Tyson Events Center



I 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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