Our Learn & Play Center serves children ages 6 weeks to 8 years old by providing a safe and nurturing environment to play and learn while parents utilize our facility. This is a free service with a family membership. There is a two hour per visit time limit, and parents must stay in the facility.
Learn & Play Center Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to noon / 4 to 8 p.m.
Amazing Adventures 2018 Themes
Galaxy Galore: June 11th-14th
Kick off your summer as we explore our galaxy. Be prepared to learn about stars, the moon,
planets, astronauts and more through games, crafts and science experiments. This adventure will be out of this world!
Dinosaur Discovery: June18th-21st
Get ready for a DINO-mite adventure! Join us as we will learn all about dinosaurs and their closest relatives. Our junior paleontologists will enjoy scavenger hunts, digging for bones, fossil making and much more.
Hometown Heroes: June 25th-28th
Join us as we learn all about the heroes in our community. We will have special guests and field trips to help with our adventure. Kids will also enjoy superhero crafts and games throughout the week. Be ready to become a hero for your hometown!
NO CAMP: July 2nd-5th
Spectacular Stories: July 9th-12th
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a character in a book? Join our spectacular week of stories where you will become Peter Pan, Cat in the Hat, Pete the Cat and many more of your favorite characters. Be ready to sing, dance and play in this action packed week.
Future Farmers: July 16th-19th
Is this Heaven? No, it’s Iowa. Bring your sons and daughters to a week of fun farm themed
activities. We will learn about plants, animals and life on a farm. We will end the week with a field trip to the Boone County Fair.
Summer Splash: July 23rd-26th
Join us for an ocean themed week of games, crafts and stories. Swimsuits and towels are needed for this week as we will be imagining we are on our own private beach. We will also be having a community lemonade stand and enjoying some delicious summer treats.
YMCA OF GREATER DES MOINES 501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309