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!

newsletter thumbnail image

Click here to read the Fall 2014 issue of The Collective, the Pentacrest Museums newsletter.


To download a PDF version, please click here.

newsletter thumbnail image

Click here to read the University of Iowa Mobile Museum 2014 Annual Report.


To download a PDF version, please click here.

Support the museum

Your support helps fund programming, student opportunities, exhibits, educational outreach, and collections preservation. Visit the UI Foundation's Pentacrest Museums page to make a donation or to learn more.
Silos and Smokestacks logo
Partner site

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.

Special Exhibits

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


laysan albatrossThe Land Provides: Iowa's Culinary

Heritage January 22 - August 2, 2015
Hanson Humanities Gallery


laysan albatrossIowa Law: Oldest The First Law School West of the Mississippi

February 12-August 2, 2015
Keyes Gallery for Arts, Humanities, and Sciences


laysan albatrossUnfinished Business: The Arts of the New Arab Revolutions

February 12-August 2, 2015
Second Floor Rotunda