University of Iowa

Multicultural

Yard Show

Where’s the first opportunity you can enjoy watching stepping and strolling? Come to the Yard Show, where NPHC’s "Divine Nine" organizations will inform you all about their organizations and history.

Old Capitol Museum

Rising above the Iowa City skyline, the golden dome of the University of Iowa Old Capitol, an iconic landmark of both the UI’s and the state of Iowa’s history, sits at the heart of campus. The Old Capitol originally served as the first state capitol and the UI’s founding building and now is a restored museum dedicated to Iowa’s rich history waiting to be explored by you. Admission is always free.

Kultural Kickback

There are over 50 Multicultural & International Student Organizations at the University of Iowa that call the Cultural Centers “home”. Swing by to meet the centers and their respective organizations for games and fun!

UI Museum of Natural History

Travel back in time to explore Iowa’s 500-million-year history at the UI Museum of Natural History. This museum offers free admission & is located in Macbride Hall. Explore millions of years of geological, cultural, and ecological history, including animal specimens from aardvark to zebra, more than 1,000 bird specimens including the historic Laysan Island Cyclorama, and more. You’ll even have the opportunity to grab a selfie with Iowa City’s local celebrity, Rusty the Giant Sloth, an Ice Age giant ground sloth!

UI Museum of Natural History

(11 Macbride Hall) Travel back in time to explore Iowa’s 500-million-year history at the UI Museum of Natural History. This museum offers free admission & is located in Macbride Hall. Explore millions of years of geological, cultural, and ecological history, including animal specimens from aardvark to zebra, more than 1,000 bird specimens including the historic Laysan Island Cyclorama, and more. You’ll even have the opportunity to grab a selfie with Iowa City’s local celebrity, Rusty the Giant Sloth, an Ice Age giant ground sloth!

Old Capitol Museum

Rising above the Iowa City skyline, the golden dome of the University of Iowa Old Capitol, an iconic landmark of both the UI’s and the state of Iowa’s history, sits at the heart of campus. The Old Capitol originally served as the first state capitol and the UI’s founding building and now is a restored museum dedicated to Iowa’s rich history waiting to be explored by you. Admission is always free.

Passport to Iowa: Cultural Showcase

Come enjoy a talent packed event showcasing just a few of the over 500 student organizations you can get involved with at the University of Iowa. Featured performers are Iowa Andhi, Iowa Agni, Paperback Rhino, UI Breakers, Dance Club, Chinese Music Club, and Phi Alpha Mu. The first 150 people through the door will receive a free gift! The passport to Iowa: Talent Showcase is hosted by the Passport Project, a first-year seminar dedicated to introducing students to the cultural and scholarly offerings at the University of Iowa and the Iowa City community.