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!

newsletter thumbnail image

Click here to read the Fall 2014 issue of The Collective, the Pentacrest Museums newsletter.


To download a PDF version, please click here.

newsletter thumbnail image

Click here to read the University of Iowa Mobile Museum 2014 Annual Report.


To download a PDF version, please click here.

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.
Silos and Smokestacks logo
Partner site

The Fossil Guy: Duck-billed Dinosaurs: Pretty Faces of the Cretaceous

Saturday, April 18, 2:00 p.m., Macbride Auditorium

Don Johnson, "The Fossil Guy," returns this spring with hands-on childrenís programs on paleontology at 2:00pm on Saturday afternoons at the University Of Iowa Museum Of Natural History. All "Fossil Guy" programs are free and open to the public and will be held in Macbride Hall auditorium. Each program consists of a 30-minute talk by Johnson, a local avocational paleontologist, followed by 30 minutes of hands-on interactive time with Donís collection of fossils and replicas. Presentations are geared toward elementary-age children.

Pentacrest Museums Family Weekend

Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26

Professor KW Therm: All About Energy

Saturday, 11 a.m.

The Fossil Guy: Rise of the Tyrannosaurs

Saturday, 2 p.m.

"Claudia McGehee: My Wilderness: An Alaskan Adventure"

Sunday, 3 p.m.

Don't miss activity tables and fun throughout the museum on Saturday and Sunday!

Special Exhibits

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


Food exhibit graphicThe Land Provides: Iowa's Culinary Heritage

January 22 - August 2, 2015
Hanson Humanities Gallery


Law school exhibit graphicIowa Law: Oldest Law School West of the Mississippi

February 12 - August 2, 2015
Keyes Gallery for Arts, Humanities, and Sciences


Unfinished Business exhibit graphicUnfinished Business: The Arts of the New Arab Revolutions

February 12 - August 2, 2015
Second Floor Rotunda