Closure: Both the Museum of Natural History and the Old Capitol Museum will be closed in observance of the federal holiday, Thursday, July 4th. We will re-open with regular hours on Friday, July 5th. 

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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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Old Capitol Museum

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MISSION

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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Tree Tour: Summer 2024

Thursday, July 25, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Field House
Tree Tours are back! Join us for a nature walk & talk this summer.
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Art & Write Night

Friday, August 2, 2024 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session...