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
Pentacrest Museums' Family Weekend:
Saturday, April 19 & Sunday, April 20
Join the Museum of Natural History and the Old Capitol Museum for a weekend of fun for all ages. In addition to interactive activity tables and demos in both museums, the Museum of Natural History will feature the following programs:
Professor K.W. Therm
Saturday @ 11 a.m.
Saturday @ 2 p.m.
Sunday @ 3 p.m.
Check out our programs page for more info!
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