The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is opening the gates to its literary zoo, for a free day of family fun. The all-ages event celebrates the opening of the museum’s newest exhibit, “If We Ran the Zoo: Animals in Children’s Book Illustration.” Stroll among more than 60 fanciful artworks in three main-floor galleries, on loan from the Cedar Rapids Public Library’s Zerzanek Collection of Original Art from Children’s Literature. Activities include animal-themed art projects, scavenger hunts, balloon animals, art tools “petting zoo” and an appearance by Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Draw Me a Zoo: Free Family Fun Day
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (10/20), Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; free admission; Crma.org/Event/Detail/1554/Draw-Me-a-Zoo-Free-Family-Fun-Day-at-the-CRMA.aspx