Museum of Natural History Insect Collection

Museums Preserve Priceless Collection in Peril

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums acquires extensive natural history collections from former Iowa Wesleyan University.
Conservators begin assessment of Laysan Island Cyclorama

Museum Conservation Assessment

Friday, February 10, 2023
UI Museum of Natural History welcomes team of experts to campus for museum conservation analysis.
Mariceliz Pagán Gómez

Museum of Natural History is muse for MFA grad student Mariceliz Pagán Gómez

Friday, September 30, 2022
University of Iowa M.F.A. printmaking graduate student and teaching assistant Mariceliz Pagán Gómez partners with the UI Museum of Natural History for artistic research with collections and audience engagement.
Art & Write Night

Art & Write Night Returns to Great Success

Friday, May 6, 2022
The successful return of the Art & Write Night program series at the UI Museum of Natural History has lead to extended events in the summer, with likelihood of adding more dates in the fall.
Students in Samuel Taylor’s Introduction to Environmental Sciences lab examine the prairie exhibit in Iowa Hall.

Museums Support Undergraduate Experiential Learning

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
The Pentacrest Museums host students from courses all around campus in museum gallery spaces to assist with teaching goals and objectives. Recently 10 sections of Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences labs held class in Iowa Hall with the Museum of Natural History offering high-impact learning opportunity.
Old Capitol, University of Iowa grounds

The University Water Closet—A Modern Answer to An Urgent Need

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
University alum Tim Weitzel explores the legend of the University Water Closet on behalf of the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums.
Winter Birds

Iowa Winter Birds

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
After 25 years away from the public eye, the Iowa Winter Birds exhibit is coming back to the Museum of Natural History's Hageboeck Hall of Birds with a spruce up.


Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Erin Netolicky

Bats in the vault

Monday, December 13, 2021
Beth Berigan gets playful with her spooky collection display.

A Spooky Collection Display

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
The UI Museum of Natural History takes note of local resident Beth Berigan's collection as seen on display in her front yard this October. The Museum's exhibition series My Collections inspired this look into yet another type of personal collection found in our community: Halloween decorations.