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The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums feature both permanent and changing exhibits, educational programming, historic research collections care, and special events at the Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Natural History. 

MISSION

The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums are the UI Museum of Natural History and the Old Capitol Museum. The Pentacrest Museums serve to strengthen the vital role of both Museums in the educational, research, and engagement missions of the University enhancing, the campus-wide focus on cultural and environmental diversity.

UIPM upcoming events:

Exhibition Spotlight: A Century of IIHR Research on the Mississippi River promotional image

Exhibition Spotlight: A Century of IIHR Research on the Mississippi River

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:00pm
Virtual
The UI Pentacrest Museums welcome the University of Iowa's IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering for a two-part virtual program focusing on IIHR’s history of research and engineering on the Mississippi River and an overview of current watershed initiatives that the 101-year-old institute is leading today. These educational programs are in conjunction with IIHR's centennial exhibition, A River Flowed Through It: Iowa's Legacy in Fluid Mechanics, on display through December 2021 at the Old Capitol…
Exhibition Spotlight: A Century of IIHR Research on the Mississippi River promotional image

Exhibition Spotlight: A Century of IIHR Research on the Mississippi River

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:00pm
Virtual
The UI Pentacrest Museums welcome the University of Iowa's IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering for a two-part virtual program focusing on IIHR’s history of research and engineering on the Mississippi River and an overview of current watershed initiatives that the 101-year-old institute is leading today. These educational programs are in conjunction with IIHR's centennial exhibition, A River Flowed Through It: Iowa's Legacy in Fluid Mechanics, on display through December 2021 at the Old Capitol…