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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

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UI Explorers Seminar: "Journey to the Center of the Milky Way Galaxy" with Cornelia Lang

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Biosphere Discovery Hub

The Center of our own Milky Way Galaxy is vastly different than the place where the Sun resides (the "Solar Neighborhood"). The physical conditions are significantly more extreme in the Galactic center and detailed observations of our own nucleus provides us with a window into understanding other galaxies in our universe. In this public talk, Professor Cornelia Lang (from the Department of Physics & Astronomy) will describe her own multi-wavelength observations and research that works to uncover the astrophysics of this unusual environment.

Professor KW Therm has the answers to "All Things Energy"

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Biosphere Discovery Hub Mobile Museum photo

Doug Litwiller (aka “Professor KW Therm”) is the associate director of Energy Conservation in Facilities Management at the University of Iowa, and is one of many individuals at the university focused on reducing the University of Iowa’s energy consumption. The “Professor” will give the audience members a light-hearted look at “all things energy” including information on how the university is reducing its carbon footprint and how you can reduce energy consumption at home. 
Bring in a copy of your most recent energy bill so the Professor can explain what it means!

Special Exhibits

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


laysan albatrossWonderful Preserve: A Century of Recovery on Laysan Island

August 14-December 31,2014
Second Floor Rotunda

Iowa Football photo Iowa Football: The Birth of a Legacy

August 28-December 31, 2014