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Season of Light at Augustana’s planetarium

Augustana College’s John Deere Planetarium hosts its annual holiday show “Season of Light”. Have you ever wondered how the night sky has influenced holiday traditions? Was it astrologically possible for the Star of Bethlehem to shine all day and night? What might the movement of stars and other historical astrology tell us about what took place years ago?

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Giant Dino fun at Augustana’s Fryxell Geology Museum

I was born and raised in the Quad Cities. And now I’m raising my own son here. So, I’d like to think of myself as a bit of an expert of family-friendly fun in our region.

But still, there are times that I’m surprised to hear about those wonderful hidden gems – places I’ve never even heard of. That’s exactly what happened this month when our family discovered Augustana’s Fryxell Geology Museum.

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How did we never know that we could see dinosaur fossils right here in the Quad Cities?

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Local park perfect for those who love hiking, flowers, or dinosaurs

Looking to take a hike with the whole family? Something that could really appeal to just about anyone?

Try out Sunderbruch Park!

You won’t even believe you are in Davenport – the city park feels like a rural oasis. My family recently spent the morning hiking the park (which is easy enough for my 4-year-old to complete on his own two feet).

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