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Best Family Shows in Des Moines

Back To The Future - The Musical at Des Moines Civic Center

Back To The Future - The Musical

Great Scott! Back To The Future is on tour and coming to YOU! The hit 80's franchise is the latest movie sensation to receive a Broadway musical adaptation. The production follows Marty McFly and kooky scientist Doc Brown as they travel through space and time, finding themselves in a series of mishaps. Will these two-time travelers ever find their way back home?

Life of Pi at Des Moines Civic Center

Life of Pi

After scooping a multitude of Olivier Awards for its debut run in London's West End, and three Tony Awards after its successful run on Broadway this stunning stage adaptation of Yann Martel's metaphysical novel heads out across the country! With the entire original creative team in tow, including breathtaking puppetry by Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell. Don't miss this acclaimed new work!

Feb 25, 2025 - Mar 2, 2025

Des Moines Civic Center

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Disney on Ice: Mickey's Search Party at Wells Fargo Arena

Disney on Ice: Mickey's Search Party

Mickey Mouse and his friends invite you on a brand new adventure, filled with high-flying, world-class skating and acrobatics! Disney on Ice: Mickeys Search Party is the perfect place to make those family memories, which will be treasured for life. Whether you're four or 94, there's something to be enjoyed by everybody.

Nov 28 - Dec 1

Wells Fargo Arena

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Sesame Street Live - Say Hello at Des Moines Civic Center

Sesame Street Live - Say Hello

Sesame Street is back on the road with this brand-new live show! Join favorites Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Elmo and more for an exciting all-singing, all-dancing spectacular, plus some great surprises as this exciting production takes to a stage near you! One of the most beloved children's shows in the world, Sesame Street has been running since 1969, presenting educational content in an entertaining and memorable way.

A Christmas Carol at Stoner Theatre

A Christmas Carol

Penny-pinching and bad-tempered old miser Ebenezer Scrooge goes on the adventure of his life, from his past to his present and beyond and learns that the value of gold will never equal that of genuine love for his fellow men. The classic holiday tale returns to the Stoner Theatre courtesy of Iowa State Theatre Company with its beloved characters and message of compassion, love and kindness and of course, Christmas spirit!

Dec 13 - 22

Stoner Theatre

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Kidz Bop Kids at Iowa State Fair

Kidz Bop Kids

Akin to the Mickey Mouse Club, Kidz Bop is the Number One band in children's music, churning out family-friendly versions of today's pop hits, sung by the industry's future stars. The Kidz Bop Kids current line-up are heading out on tour and bringing their effervescent, feel-good music along for the ride!