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!
Creepy Campus Crawl 2014: "Kingdoms of Discovery"
Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Be transported into your favorite magical realms for a night of marvelous discovery at the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History! Take an herbology class at Hogwarts and test your archery skills with the elves of Middle Earth. Step through the wardrobe into Narnia, brave a winter storm with Elsa and Anna in Arendelle, or become a Viking hero with Hiccup and Toothless on the Isle of Berk. Join us at this year's Creepy Campus Crawl for a thrilling adventure full of make-believe, magic, and learning.
The Fossil Guy: "Twilight of the Dinosaur Age"
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Don Johnson, "The Fossil Guy," returns in November with educational paleontology programs for children at 2:00pm on Saturday afternoons at the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History. All "Fossil Guy" programs are free and open to the public, and include 30-minute talks with audience participation followed by 30-minutes of hands-on interaction with Don’s extensive fossil and replica collection. Presentations are geared toward elementary-age children and their families. Don is an amateur paleontologist from Fairfax, IA with a special interest in fossil vertebrates. His collection of fossils and fossil replicas is one of the largest in Iowa, and he has experience collecting fossils in Iowa and other states out West
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.
Visit our shared exhibit space in the Old Capitol Museum to see these temporary exhibits.
August 14-December 31, 2014
Second Floor Rotunda
August 28-December 31, 2014
Keyes Gallery for the Arts, Humanities, & Sciences
September 23-December 31, 2014
Hanson Humanities Gallery