As we reopen our facility to the public, our #1 consideration is providing a safe environment for you and your family.

Below is an overview of the adjustments we're making to provide a safe learning environment for you and your family.

The pandemic is putting significant financial strain on many small businesses, and we're no exception. As a local nonprofit organization, we're doing our best to remain open, so we can continue to provide high quality creative experiences to you and your family.


If you've enjoyed having Creative Adventure Lab in this community, please consider becoming a sustaining donor.



To explore our hands-on Discovery Center activities, visitors can stop in during our open hours: Thursday and Friday 1 pm - 6 pm and Saturday 10 am - 4 pm. Our Discovery Center activities include LEGOs, bouldering on our climbing wall, straw building, magnet tiles, light wall, toddler activities, and papercrafts. If you love your LEGO creation too much to leave it behind, you can buy it! Or you can create your own LEGO MiniFigure to purchase and take home with you. You can also purchase pottery to paint at any time during our open hours.


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We’re expanding our selection of instructed youth, family, and adult classes. These classes provide a fully facilitated experience that helps build creativity and innovation skills.


Youth classes >  Adult classes >


On the first Friday of each month, we offer a relaxed, adult-only experience. Choose from dozens of pottery items to paint or work on one of our fun creativity kit projects. Occasionally we offer a special technique demonstration, but our staff is always available for advice and assistance while you're painting. This is the perfect activity for date night, a friends outing, or simply to unwind and explore your own creativity. You’re welcome to bring snacks and beverages (adults age 21+ can bring alcoholic beverages to enjoy responsibly).


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We’ll be following health & safety guidelines to ensure our facility and materials are sanitized regularly. During your visit, you’ll check out any small piece materials you want to play with (like light pegs, magnetism components, etc) and return them when you’re done. This allows us to fully sanitize them in our UV light cabinet between uses. Also, all Creative Adventure Lab staff will wear masks and we ask visitors to as well.


All annual passes will have 3 months added to their original expiration date. Pass holders will get a 100% discount on playtime sessions by using one of the following promo codes when you register online. You'll need to show your annual pass when you arrive or you'll be charged the regular price.


Basic pass holders use the following codes:

Family Playtime Code: familypass

Toddler Playtime Code: toddlerpass

Premium pass holders use the following codes:

Family Playtime Code: familypass

Toddler Playtime Code: toddlerpass

Climbing Playtime Code: climbingpass


Unfortunately, with all the changes to how we offer programming, we're not selling any new annual passes going forward. Instead, you may want to consider becoming a Sustaining Donor, which supports our mission of creativity and provides some great thank-you perks.


View Sustaining Donor Plans >



210 Jones St (Door C)
Dubuque, IA 52001


Tel: 563-607-5366


Thursday 1 pm - 6 pm

Friday 1 pm - 6 pm

Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

*All other days, by appointment only. Call or email for more information. 


POTTERY PICK UP: To pick up finished pottery, please schedule a time here or stop in during the above Visitor Hours.

© 2008 by Creative Adventure Lab, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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