Knock, knock. Who’s there? Pretty much everyone in Iowa and beyond wanting to get a sneak peek at the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

As the finishing touches on the new, state of the art, 14-story children’s hospital are put into place before its 2017 opening, curious visitors will get a chance to tour the shiny new building before it opens during an open house on November 5 and 6 from 11 a.m to 6 p.m.

Not only does the new hospital have lots of medical doo-dads that help make it the only nationally ranked children’s hospital in Iowa, but it also has a bunch of super cool features designed just for kids and parents to make their stay more comfortable. A children’s library, a theater, play spaces and more will all be open to the public.

Tours are open to anyone who enjoys experiencing awesome things. The event is totally free, so you can keep saving your allowance for important things like paying your sibling to do your chores. There will be free, light refreshments served during the open house, which now that I think about it, should have been mentioned way earlier.

For more information on how to get to the hospital and where to park during the event, visit