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

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.
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Come experience "Iowa Birds of Prey"!

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The Macbride Raptor Project, a collaboration between the University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College, will visit the Museum of Natural History with a live hawk and live owl for an interactive public program about Iowa Birds of Prey. The Macbride Raptor Project focuses on research, rehabilitation, and education regarding raptors in Iowa and across the globe. Visitors will also learn about identification characteristics and habitat requirements for the raptors brought as part of the program. For more information, click here.

Introducing the Mobile Museum!

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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.

Enjoy Movies on the Pentacrest

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Join us on Saturday nights throughout the summer for Iowa City Summer of the Arts Free Movie Series. The films start at sunset on the east side of Macbride Hall, now through August 21. To see the complete schedule of movies, click here.

Special Exhibits

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


state fair photoThe Iowa State Fair: A Photo Exhibit by Kurt Ullrich

June 12-August 10, 2014
Hanson Family Humanities Gallery