Storybook Adventures

First Thursday of Each Month

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Story @ 5:30 p.m.)

Join us the first Thursday of each month for Storybook Adventures!  Read a classic story and then work on STEM projects from the book!  You are encouraged to dress up as your favorite story book characters. Follow LaunchPAD on Facebook to learn what each month’s story will be.

Cost: Free with admission


Family Fun Night

Second Thursday of each month

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Join us every second Thursday for Family Fun Night! LaunchPAD is making GIANT changes to Family Fun Night! Everyone in the family will enjoy life-size games such as Kerplunk, Plinko, and inflatable bowling.  There will also be some unique building materials with challenges for those who want to test their engineering skills. The popcorn machine will be fired up too!  Bring the whole family and enjoy a night of fun and games at LaunchPAD!

Cost: Free with admission



Fall Fest at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

“Tales from Beyond the Trail,” 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday, October 14: Kids are invited to two, FREE “campfire” storytelling sessions inspired by 19th century Halloween stories. Each story will be followed by a “Monster Mystery Box” game and treats. Appropriate for kids of all ages.

  • “Sleepy Hollow,” 1 p.m.: an adaptation of the classic tale about the Headless Horseman.
  • “Frankenstein,” 2 p.m.: a fun twist on the original story of Frankenstein’s monster.


“Trick or Treat Fun! A sugar cookie-decorating family activity that includes a hands-on family project with Eileen McCormick, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, October 29, in the Center’s activity room.

The event will welcome participants of all ages to use a variety of materials to personalize sugar cookies that celebrate Halloween. Ghost? Pumpkins and bats? Participants will use a variety of materials to create their Halloween masterpieces.

Located along Sioux City’s Riverfront at 900 Larsen Park Rd.

For more information visit or call 712-224-5242.

Sara Olson      Educational Coordinator


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