Match Activities Calendar and Discounted Tickets


Des Moines Art Center's Entirely Kids Days: Celebrating Community on August 12 from 1pm to 3pm
Join the Art Center for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family- enjoy a self-guided superhero themed exploration of the museum, crafts and more! 

BBBS Night at Iowa Cubs Game (Seats Behind Home Plate!)
It's BBBS Night at the Iowa Cubs game on August 31! Tickets are $8/each and are reserved behind home plate. Please click the link below to purchase your tickets. 
-Iowa Cubs Game on August 31 

BBBSCI's Annual Fall Picnic on Sunday, September 9 noon at Dewey Park
Please join BBBSCI's Match Activities Committee for the Annual Fall Picnic on Sunday, September 9 from noon to 3pm at Dewey Park (Shelters 1 and 2) in Johnston. The Committee will bring a variety of games and activities for you and your Little. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided, we ask that you bring a side dish or desert to share. Please click here to register.  This is a free event for Bigs and Littles enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa's mentoring programs.

Opportunity on Deck Summer Programs
Check out free summer programs from Opportunity on Deck, such as baseball and flag football. Click here to learn more

Free General Admission Tickets to Iowa Cubs Game 
We have free general admission tickets to upcoming Iowa Cubs games. For a list of games, please click here. If you would like tickets, please email Sara Bishop at sbishop@bbbsia.org


Ongoing Opportunities

Attend the Science Center of Iowa for free!
BBBSCI is now a member of the Science Center of Iowa! This is a great opportunity for you and your Little as you will be able to attend the Science Center for FREE. It also gives you discounted tickets to the IMAX (like $5 documentary tickets) as well as 10% off at the café and gift shop. If you would like to go to the Science Center, contact your case manager or stop by the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ office to check out one of our 4 membership cards. It is very important that we get the card back in a timely manner. Please arrange to return the card to our office within 2 business days of when you attend the Science Center so that other matches will be able to use it. Also, if a match would happen to lose a membership card, the Big would be responsible for paying to replace it (the cost would be $5). We hope that you and your Little will take advantage of this great opportunity throughout the coming years. Please contact your case manager with any additional questions.

Attend the Blank Park Zoo for free!
BBBSCI is now a member of the Blank Park Zoo. This is a great opportunity for you and your Little as you will be able to attend the Zoo for FREE. If you would like to go to the Zoo, contact your case manager or stop by the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ office to check out one of our 4 membership cards. It is very important that we get the card back in a timely manner. Please arrange to return the card to our office within 2 business days of when you attend the Zoo so that other matches will be able to use it. Also, if a match would happen to lose a membership card, the Big would be responsible for paying to replace it. We hope that you and your Little will take advantage of this great opportunity throughout the coming years. Please contact your case manager with any additional questions.

Attend the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for free!
BBBSCI is now a member of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. This is a great opportunity for you and your Little as you will be able to attend the Botanical Garden for FREE. If you would like to go, contact your case manager or stop by the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ office to check out one of our 4 membership cards. It is very important that we get the card back in a timely manner. Please arrange to return the card to our office within 2 business days of when you attend the Botanical Garden so that other matches will be able to use it. Also, if a match would happen to lose a membership card, the Big would be responsible for paying to replace it. We hope that you and your Little will take advantage of this great opportunity throughout the coming years. Please contact your case manager with any additional questions.

Attend Living History Farms for free!
BBBSCI is now a member of Living History Farms. This is a great opportunity for you and your Little as you will be able to attend Living History Farms for FREE. If you would like to go, contact your case manager or stop by the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ office to check out one of our membership cards. It is very important that we get the card back in a timely manner. Please arrange to return the card to our office within 2 business days of when you attend Living History Farms so that other matches will be able to use it. Also, if a match would happen to lose a membership card, the Big would be responsible for paying to replace it. We hope that you and your Little will take advantage of this great opportunity throughout the coming years. Please contact your case manager with any additional questions.

50% Off at Glowgolf - West Des Moines
Take advantage of this Groupon deal- $10 for three rounds of mini golf during one visit for two people. Click here to learn more.

Many Hands Thrift Market - Volunteer Opportunity!
Many Hands Thrift Market is looking for volunteers! At this new market, people can find high quality, low priced second-hand goods and Haitian products, such as handmade metal art, jewelry and coffee. This is a great opportunity for matches who are looking for a powerful experience and a great way to give back. Call 515-710-7687 or email volunteer@mh4h.org for more info.