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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Movies@MNH: Can I Eat That?
Sunday, March 1, 3:30 p.m., Macbride Auditorium
[60 minutes, No Rating]
What are the secrets behind your favorite foods? Why are some treats, like chocolate-chip cookies, delectable, while others, like cookies made with mealworms, disgusting? You might think you understand what makes something sweet, salty, or bitter, but David Pogue gets a taste of a much more complicated truth, as he ventures into labs and kitchens where everything from apple pie to Thanksgiving turkey to juicy grasshoppers is diced, sliced, dissected, and put under the microscope. If scientists can uncover exactly what's behind the mouth-watering flavors and textures we take for granted every day, could they help us enjoy our food more—without packing on the pounds?
Shown as part of the University of Iowa's Food for Thought Theme Semester
UI Anthropocene Event: "Living Downstream" movie showing
Monday, March 2, 7:00 p.m., Macbride Auditorium
Description: “Living Downstream” is based on the book by ecologist and environmental activist Sandra Steingraber on the environmental links of cancer. There will be a free public lecture by Sandra Steingraber entitled “Health and Heart” on Saturday, March 7 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Englert Theater. These events are a part of the UI Anthropocene symposium on human impacts on our planet. Please visit http://uianthropocene.com for details and a full calendar of events.
UI Explorers Seminar: "Life in the Wild: the Mianmin of Papua New Guinea" with Steve Austad, visiting biologist
Thursday, March 5, 7:00 p.m., Biopshere Discovery Hub
Visiting biologist Steven Austad will talk about his experiences working among the Mianmin, a group of people that still hunt game (and sometimes one another) with spears and arrows in the central mountains of Papua New Guinea.
Dr. Austad is interested in the biology of aging and longevity in species from humans to hydras. His science writing has appeared in publications including Natural History and Scientific American and in his book Why We Age.
Visit our shared exhibit space in the Old Capitol Museum to see these temporary exhibits.
The Land Provides: Iowa's Culinary
January 22 - August 2, 2015
Hanson Humanities Gallery
Iowa Law: Oldest The First Law School West of the Mississippi
February 12-August 2, 2015
Keyes Gallery for Arts, Humanities, and Sciences
Unfinished Business: The Arts of the New Arab Revolutions
February 12-August 2, 2015
Second Floor Rotunda