Runde Free Admission Day at Matter is Feb. 26

What: Free Admission at Matter: A Learning Playground, courtesy of Runde Auto Group
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26
Where: Matter: A Learning Playground, 140 E. 9th St. in Dubuque

You and your children are invited to a fun day of creativity and learning free of charge, thanks to Runde Auto Group! Matter offers something for everyone and is especially fun for kids ages 3 to 12. There is plenty to do for older children as well, like pottery painting or canvas painting. All activities are indoors, so please join us no matter the weather.

Free Admission Day at Matter: A Learning Playground, courtesy of Runde Auto Group, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26. The center is located at 140 E. 9th St. in Dubuque.

Here’s a look at the activities at Matter:

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  • Lego Exploration: Build with more than 1,000 pounds of Legos. Pieces are not
    available for purchase.
  • Runde Speedway: Build a Lego car and race it down the Runde Auto Group Speedway.
  • Gravity Challenge: Build Lego creations from the wall.

Art Laboratory

  • Pottery Painting: Choose a piece of pottery and paint it. Pieces start at $5.99. They will fire your pieces and call you when they are ready (usually 7-10 days).
  • Canvas Painting: Choose from a variety of canvas sizes and create a self-guided painting project. Pieces start at $4.99. Paints are washable and you can take the painting home same day.
  • Wooden Shapes: Create an animal or superhero from fun wooden shapes. Use markers, stamps, colored pencils, and more to decorate. Shapes start at $4.99 each.

Magnetism Laboratory

  • Vertical Wall Maze: Create a maze on the wall and see how adjustments affect speed.
  • Magnetic Designs: Using a rainbow of triangular magnets, create your masterpiece.
  • Magnetic Storytelling: Tell a story using magnetic words and pictures.

Engineering Laboratory

  • Giant Blocks: Design and construct life-size structures using giant blocks. Blocks are safe for all ages, including toddlers.

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