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University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

17 North Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52242

319- 335-0480

Our Mission:
The mission of the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History is to inspire in visitors of all ages understanding and a sense of wonder, discovery, respect and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds through exhibits, programs and collections, as well as through links with UI research and activities.

About Us

We were founded by order of the Iowa Legislature in 1858 and are the oldest university museum west of the Mississippi River. We combine exhibits, education resources, programming, collections, and research opportunities to support the University of Iowa and our community.

With our sister museum, the Old Capitol Museum, we are part of the Pentacrest Museums, the "Doorways to Discovery" on the historic Pentacrest in downtown Iowa City.

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