Welcome to the Pentacrest Museums

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. 

The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

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Museum of Natural History

University of Iowa
Old Capitol Museum

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Old Cap


We 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:

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CLOLNE Practicing Mindfulness in the Museum

Thursday, September 29, 2022 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join us in the galleries with Student Wellness to practice mindfulness in the Stanley. Experience a guided mediation and brief discussion led by Koru Mindfulness teachers. No prior experience is necessary. Open to all. Find more information about mindfulness at UI: https://studentwellness.uiowa.edu/programs/mindfulness