University of Iowa

Cultural

UI Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History, the second oldest museum in the United States west of the Mississippi River, was established in 1858 when the Iowa General Assembly directed the University to house specimens from the State Natural History and Geological Surveys in a cabinet of natural history. The collections include approximately 140,000 specimens, objects, and artifacts including the following divisions: ornithology, mamma logy, entomology, and archaeology and ethnography. Walk through the various floors at your own pace. No admission fee. 

Old Capitol Museum

Throughout its long history, “Old Cap” has served as a seat of the territorial and state governments, a university building serving numerous schools and colleges, administrative offices, and finally a museum. It is Iowa City’s only National Historic Landmark. Walk through the building at your own pace (self-guided) to enjoy the beautifully restored historic interiors and galleries. No admission fee. 

UI Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History, the second oldest museum in the United States west of the Mississippi River, was established in 1858 when the Iowa General Assembly directed the University to house specimens from the State Natural History and Geological Surveys in a cabinet of natural history. The collections include approximately 140,000 specimens, objects, and artifacts including the following divisions: ornithology, mamma logy, entomology, and archaeology and ethnography. Walk through the various floors at your own pace. No admission fee. 

Old Capitol Museum

Throughout its long history, “Old Cap” has served as a seat of the territorial and state governments, a university building serving numerous schools and colleges, administrative offices, and finally a museum. It is Iowa City’s only National Historic Landmark. Walk through the building at your own pace (self-guided) to enjoy the beautifully restored historic interiors and galleries. No admission fee. 

Old Capitol Museum

Throughout its long history, “Old Cap” has served as a seat of the territorial and state governments, a university building serving numerous schools and colleges, administrative offices, and finally a museum. It is Iowa City’s only National Historic Landmark. Walk through the building at your own pace (self-guided) to enjoy the beautifully restored historic interiors and galleries. No admission fee. 

UI Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History, the second oldest museum in the United States west of the Mississippi River, was established in 1858 when the Iowa General Assembly directed the University to house specimens from the State Natural History and Geological Surveys in a cabinet of natural history. The collections include approximately 140,000 specimens, objects, and artifacts including the following divisions: ornithology, mamma logy, entomology, and archaeology and ethnography. Walk through the various floors at your own pace. No admission fee. 

UI Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History, the second oldest museum in the United States west of the Mississippi River, was established in 1858 when the Iowa General Assembly directed the University to house specimens from the State Natural History and Geological Surveys in a cabinet of natural history. The collections include approximately 140,000 specimens, objects, and artifacts including the following divisions: ornithology, mamma logy, entomology, and archaeology and ethnography. Walk through the various floors at your own pace. No admission fee.