Articles from 2021

Erin Netolicky

Bats in the vault

Beth Berigan gets playful with her spooky collection display.

A Spooky Collection Display

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.

Students Flock to Museum

UI students visited the Museum of Natural History on an interactive adventure for the Pentacrest Museums Student Open House event.
Department of Radiology Manager Kelli Zimmerman xrays Museum Zebra

Museum Zebra Gets X-ray

UI Department of Radiology and the Museum of Natural History team up for an interdepartmental collaboration to X-ray a Zebra in preparation of conservation efforts.
Ivy Lenane Jewell MNH Intern

Meet Ivy Lenane Jewell on National Intern Day

Ivy Lenane Jewell joins the UI Museum of Natural History Research Collections Team with an internship in specimen prep and taxidermy. Meet Ivy.

Pentacrest Museums to offer free, public tours on Saturdays

The Pentacrest Museums are now offering free, public tours every Saturday at both the Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Natural History. Read more about how to participate.