Upcoming Events

E.g., 2017-03-23
E.g., 2017-03-23
Mar
23
Thursday, March 23, 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.

Mar
24
Friday, March 24, 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! Discover animals in folklore and ones that used to be thought of as myths 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. 

Apr
6
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm | Old Capitol Museum

Into Interstellar Space With Voyager 1

In a great technical feat, on August 25, 2012, after a flight time of 35 years, the Voyager 1 spacecraft crossed the heliopause into interstellar space. In this talk, Professor Donald Gurnett will describe the events leading up to this achievement and the latest observations of the interstellar medium.

Reception to follow.

Apr
7
2 Events
Friday, April 7, 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 April Read on the Rug program will feature the story "Quiet Loud" and 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.

Friday, April 7, 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! Discover the smallest, yet most powerful and important creatures on earth 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. 

Apr
8
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:30am | University of Iowa Pentacrest

Join us for family fun and activities at the Old Capitol Museum and the UI Museum of Natural History.  Hands-on activities will include Cheerio Bird Feeders, Popsicle Stick Harmonicas, Animal Bingo. Pinhole Solar Eclipse Viewers, World War I activities, and Hawkeyes in Space activities

We will also have pop-up recycling in Iowa Hall.

Apr
14
Friday, April 14, 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! Discover the smallest, yet most powerful and important creatures on earth 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. 

Apr
27
Thursday, April 27, 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
4
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:30pm | Old Capitol Museum

Juno's Exploration of Jupiter

May
5
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
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.