Exploration Wednesdays for Kids
July 10, 17, 24 and 31

The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center's hands-on learning series for kids will explore people and events from the Lewis & Clark Expedition during 45-minute sessions each Wednesday in July.

“Campfire Stories” at 10 a.m. are open to kids first grader and younger; “Junior Explorers” activities at 11 a.m. will be open to kids second grader and older.

Admission and materials will be free.

Campfire Stories (geared to the first grade and younger age range)

July 10:
“Going on a Grizzly Chase,” a story about a search for a bear followed by a “claw-tastic” craft;

July 17:
“Dance on the Trail,” listen to music and learn a “jig,” a popular dance in the 1800s;

July 24:
“Newfie on the Trail,” a furry, canine story, followed by a dog-ear craft and game;

July 31:
“Looking for the Buffalo,” discover the giant buffalo from the trail beginning with a story and followed by an activity

Junior Explorers (geared to the second grade and older age range)

July 10:
“Gone Hunting,” find out about the hunters of the expedition and play a game to keep the expedition fed;

July 17:
“Jigs & Fiddles on the Trail,” learn a “jig,” a popular dance in the 1800s and about the dance and music encounters on the trail;

July 24:
“A Day with Floyd,” explore the life and death of Sgt. Charles Floyd, then construct a large-scale replica of the Floyd Monument;

July 31:
“Race to the Pacific,” using dead reckoning, a technique used by Captain Clark, race to complete the Captains’ map.


 “The Center’s summertime kids’ activities will emphasize the fun of learning and playing games inspired by the expedition,” says Sara Olson, the Center’s Education Coordinator.

For more information, contact Olson at 712-224-5242 or SOlson@siouxcitylcic.com.