Regular Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Thursdays until 8 p.m.)
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and national holidays year-round
Museum admission is free
Iowa Climate Festival and Iowa Climate Science Fair:
Saturday, April 26
Join the Museum of Natural History and the UI Department of Chemistry for a morning of seminars by local climate change experts, followed by an afternoon of live demos and the opportunity to ask real scientists questions about change. Don Johnson, "The Fossil Guy," will give a special presentation called "Climate, Extinction, and the Fossil Record," which will give children and families an opportunity to learn about past climate change events and what the fossil record can teach us about them. To learn more, visit the Iowa Climate Festival website.
Introducing the Mobile Museum!
Have you ever wished the Museum of Natural History would visit you? In Spring 2014 we are launching a new initiative, the University of Iowa Mobile Museum, in collaboration with Old Capitol Museum and the Office of the State Archaeologist. Find out more about the project here.
Visit our shared exhibit space in the Old Capitol Museum to see these temporary exhibits.
The Northwest Passage and Oceans Beyond: An Iowan Sails Into History
January 23 – May 25, 2014
Keyes Gallery for Arts, Humanities, & Sciences
Public reception and gallery talk, Thursday, January 23, 5-7 p.m.
People of the North Star
September 12, 2013 – May 25, 2014
Hanson Family Humanities Gallery
Poe: A Wilderness of Mirrors
February 13, 2014 – May 25, 2014
Second Floor Rotunda