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
Special New Night At The Museum Dates!
Due to popular demand, we've added new encore dates for our March, April, and May Night at the Museum programs! Come join us for fun evenings of pizza and science sponsored by Papa Johns on Gilbert Street! Our added program dates are:
- 3/14: Monkey Business
- 4/18: Exploring the Ancient World
- 5/9: The Human Body
Visit our programs page for more info.
Venture into the Cave of Forgotten Dreams with Movies@MNH!
Join us as explore the Cave of Forgotten Dreams in this extraordinary documentary by Werner Herzog showing at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 9. The film follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man. "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" is an unforgettable cinematic experience that provides a unique glimpse of pristine artwork dating back to human hands over 30,000 years ago -- almost twice as old as any previous discovery. Rated G, 90 min.
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