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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Click here for the Spring 2014 issue of The Collective, the Pentacrest Museums newsletter

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The Fossil Guy: "Twilight of the Dinosaur Age"

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

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Learn about the last dinosaurs to roam the earth over 65 million years ago including Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, duck-billed dinosaurs, raptor dinosaurs, armored dinosaurs, ostrich-like dinosaurs, and more.  See genuine dinosaur fossils including bones, eggs, teeth, and claws!  View dinosaur replicas and models including a T. rex jaw, duckbill skull and skin, dinosaur nest, and raptor skeleton just to name a few.  Examine small fossils of other plants and animals that lived at this time.  Don will share his experiences hunting for dinosaur fossils in the badlands of South Dakota and Montana to conclude the program.

Movies@MNH: The Monuments Men

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3:00 p.m.

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An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. [LENGTH: 118 minutes; PG13]

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

Keyes Gallery for the Arts, Humanities, & Sciences




Iowa Football photo A Tear in the Iron Curtain: 25 Years Since the Fall of the Wall

September 23-December 31, 2014

Hanson Humanities Gallery