The University of Iowa

UI Museum of Natural History

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Attendance Required: 

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.