Upcoming Events

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E.g., 2017-04-30
May
4
2 Events
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:00am | University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Pentacrest Museums! Recommended for ages 2-4 years old.  Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

March's "Read on the Rug" program takes place in Iowa Hall at the Museum of Natural History.

This event is free. Space is limited to ten and registration is required. Please pre-register by clicking here.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:30pm | Old Capitol Museum

Juno's Exploration of Jupiter

May
5
2 Events
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 10:00am | University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Pentacrest Museums! Recommended for ages 2-4 years old.  Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

May's "Read on the Rug" program takes place in Iowa Hall at the Museum of Natural History.

This event is free. Space is limited to ten and registration is required. Please pre-register by clicking here.

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 6:00pm | University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Trek through the Museum of Natural History after dark for a fun evening of discovery! Learn about our slowest friends, sloths, tortises, and more with interactive demonstrations, fun activities, and hands-on materials. Each child will receive an official MNH Miner Helmet with head lamp to keep, and the group will traverse the darkened mammal gallery as part of the evening’s activities. Museum staff, volunteers, and occasionally UI scientists and scholars lead each program. Parents drop off children at the beginning of the night and pick them up when the program is over. 

May
12
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 6:00pm | University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Trek through the Museum of Natural History after dark for a fun evening of discovery! Learn about our slowest friends, sloths, tortises, and more with interactive demonstrations, fun activities, and hands-on materials. Each child will receive an official MNH Miner Helmet with head lamp to keep, and the group will traverse the darkened mammal gallery as part of the evening’s activities. Museum staff, volunteers, and occasionally UI scientists and scholars lead each program. Parents drop off children at the beginning of the night and pick them up when the program is over. 

May
18
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00pm | University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Do you like to create new things? Join us for Makerspace Thursdays! All ages welcome, Makerspace Thursdays are free and no reservation is required, but some supplies may be limited.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Julia DeSpain in advance at julia-despain@uiowa.edu or 319-335-1508.

May
19
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 1:00pm | University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Mark Endangered Species Day at the UI Museum of Natural History! 
Hands-on activities include (while supplies last):

  • Color your own clothespin sharks and fish
  • Create your own flying paper bees
  • Endangered Species coloring sheets

Admisson is free, registration is not required.

May
25
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:00pm | University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Do you like to create new things? Join us for Makerspace Thursdays! All ages welcome, Makerspace Thursdays are free and no reservation is required, but some supplies may be limited.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Julia DeSpain in advance at julia-despain@uiowa.edu or 319-335-1508.

Jun
22
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 3:30pm | University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Do you like to create new things? Join us for Makerspace Thursdays! All ages welcome, Makerspace Thursdays are free and no reservation is required, but some supplies may be limited.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Julia DeSpain in advance at julia-despain@uiowa.edu or 319-335-1508.

Jun
30
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:00am | Old Capitol Museum

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Pentacrest Museums! Recommended for ages 2-4 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

The June Read on the Rug program takes place in the Supreme Court Chamber at the Old Capitol Museum.

This event is free. Space is limited to 10 and registration is required. Please pre-register by clicking here.

Jul
14
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:00am | University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Pentacrest Museums! Recommended for ages 2-4 years old.  Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

July's "Read on the Rug" program takes place in Iowa Hall at the Museum of Natural History.

This event is free. Space is limited to ten and registration is required. Please pre-register by clicking this link.

Jul
20
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 3:30pm | University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Do you like to create new things? Join us for Makerspace Thursdays! All ages welcome, Makerspace Thursdays are free and no reservation is required, but some supplies may be limited.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Julia DeSpain in advance at julia-despain@uiowa.edu or 319-335-1508.

Aug
3
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 3:30pm | University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Do you like to create new things? Join us for Makerspace Thursdays! All ages welcome, Makerspace Thursdays are free and no reservation is required, but some supplies may be limited.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Julia DeSpain in advance at julia-despain@uiowa.edu or 319-335-1508.

Aug
4
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:00am | Old Capitol Museum

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Pentacrest Museums! Recommended for ages 2-4 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

The August Read on the Rug program takes place in the Supreme Court Chamber at the Old Capitol Museum.

This event is free. Space is limited to 10 and registration is required. Please pre-register by clicking this link.