Upcoming Events

E.g., 2017-08-21
E.g., 2017-08-21
Aug
21
2 Events
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 11:00am | University of Iowa Pentacrest

On Monday, August 21st 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible in the United States. During this rare event, the moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and therefore blocks the light of the Sun. In Iowa City, we can observe a partial eclipse. The Sun will be 92% obscured by the Moon. The partial eclipse will begin at 11:46 am CDT, reach maximum eclipse at 1:12 pm, and end at 2:37 pm.

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 11:30am | Sciences Library

On Monday, August 21st 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible in the United States. During this rare event, the moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and therefore blocks the light of the Sun. In Iowa City, we can observe a partial eclipse. The Sun will be 92% obscured by the Moon. The partial eclipse will begin at 11:46 am CDT, reach maximum eclipse at 1:12 pm, and end at 2:37 pm.

Sep
1
2 Events
Friday, September 1, 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.

September'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.

Friday, September 1, 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. 

Sep
8
Friday, September 8, 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. 

Sep
14
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 3:00pm | University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

September's program is sure to be explostive! Explore the connection between technology, engineering, art, science, craft & creative problems solving. Makerspace Thursdays are open to ALL ages. The program is free and no reservation is required, but some supplies may be limited.

Oct
6
Friday, October 6, 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 October 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.

Oct
13
Friday, October 13, 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. 

Oct
15
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 3:00pm | University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Come see what all the noise is about! Explore the connection between technology, engineering, art, science, craft & creative problems solving. Makerspace Thursdays are open to ALL ages. The program is free and no reservation is required, but some supplies may be limited.

Oct
20
Friday, October 20, 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. 

Nov
3
2 Events
Friday, November 3, 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.

November'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.

Friday, November 3, 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. 

Nov
10
Friday, November 10, 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. 

Nov
16
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:00pm | University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

November's Makerspace is sure to entertain - musical matchboxes. Explore the connection between technology, engineering, art, science, craft & creative problems solving. Makerspace Thursdays are open to ALL ages. The program is free and no reservation is required, but some supplies may be limited.

Dec
1
2 Events
Friday, December 1, 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.

December'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.

Friday, December 1, 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. 

Dec
8
Friday, December 8, 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. 

Dec
14
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 3:00pm | University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

It's getting cold out there! Make a bird feeder for your feathered friends. Explore the connection between technology, engineering, art, science, craft & creative problems solving. Makerspace Thursdays are open to ALL ages. The program is free and no reservation is required, but some supplies may be limited.