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!

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Click here for the Spring 2014 issue of The Collective, the Pentacrest Museums newsletter

Support the museum

Your support helps fund programming, student opportunities, exhibits, educational outreach, and collections preservation. Visit the UI Foundation's Pentacrest Museums page to make a donation or to learn more.
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Annual Open House

Join us on Thursday, August 28th from 4 to 8 p.m. for our annual Welcome Back Week open house! Get a look at projects going on behind the scenes, meet some of our staff and students, and explore our permanent exhibit galleries.

Introducing the Mobile Museum!

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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.

Special Exhibits

Visit our shared exhibit space in the Old Capitol Museum to see these temporary exhibits.


state fair photoThe Iowa State Fair: A Photo Exhibit by Kurt Ullrich

June 12-August 10, 2014
Hanson Family Humanities Gallery