Both the Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Natural History are open to the public with always-free admission. Use this section to plan your visit. We're looking forward to your arrival.
Calendar of Events
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Did you know a man in the UK holds the record for largest traffic cone collection? Or that the largest collection of bottle caps is over 101,000 pieces? What does it mean to collect and why do we do it? Presented by the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums and the University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives, audiences will dive into the origins and culture around collecting and explore unique personal collections with special guests. The program's guest collectors have…
Saturday, July 10, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm
What types of plants, animals, and fungal life might you find at a newly restored prairie site? Let's find out! Join researchers in collecting, observing, and recording biodiversity at the Ashton Prairie site in our 1st Annual BioBlitz. Your findings will inform a major research project and will contribute to the first data point in a multi-year documentation of how diversity changes at this site over time. Collections will be housed with the UI Museum of Natural History collections,…