SPARK! is cultural programming that fosters connection & encourages lifelong learning. 

SPARK! programs are held from 10-11:30 am on the first Tuesday of every month. 

SPARK! programs feature interactive exhibit experiences—participants engage in lively discussions, object handling, and other activities. All programs begin with a coffee social and snacks. 

2024 SPARK! Dates & Topics

  • March 5 – Music & Drama
  • April 2 – Quilts & Storycloths
  • May 7 – Play with Preschoolers
  • June 4 – MoDA's Ford Model A
  • July 2 – Breakfast with the Birds
  • August 6 – Meet Lucy the Therapy Dog
  • September 3 – Gourd Painting
  • October 1 – V is for Viking
  • November 5 – Veteran's Day Program
  • December 3 – Holidays & Clay

To register, please call 712.764.7001 or email

This programming is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Andersen and Andersen-Lopez families of New York and Connecticut. Additional programming support comes from the Shelby County Community Foundation. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend events hosted by the Museum of Danish America. If you are an individual who requires accommodation, please email

The SPARK! Alliance is a network of museums, nature centers, and cultural centers committed to the inceptiThe Museum of Danish America is the first museum in Iowa to join the SPARK! Alliance after staff completed trainings in early 2023.