Program Series

Museum Weird

Our latest student researched and produced podcast, Museum Weird features University of Iowa Pentacrest Museum student employees turned hosts as they dive into all-things-museum. What can be displayed in a museum? What makes a museum a museum? What happens when unexplainable things happen after hours? There is a lot more to museums than the educational elements they provide. In this podcast, Seth and Lea present first-hand accounts from the staff here at the Pentacrest Museums in Iowa City, Iowa, along with additional accounts from museum staff across the country. Join them in their attempt to spread their museum weird.

Listen HERE

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My Collections

Show us what you've got! My Collections is an ongoing collaborative, educational exhibition  program which invites the community to participate in exhibiting  their  own  personal collections  at the University of Iowa Pentacrest  Museums. Any University student, faculty, or staff may participate.   My Collections  features two  unique collectors and their personal collection each fall and spring semester.  Learn more about this program and how to participate HERE.

My Collections

Staff Picks

Our new, short-form video series: Staff Picks. In each episode, we'll feature a staff member and something they think is special in our museum collections. With two museums full of special things and amazing history, we hope to introduce you to the dedicated faces behind the museum and connect you with the cool stuff we preserve—some that you know and love, some you never knew we had. Keep up with new episodes HERE.

Staff Picks

Virtual Game Night

The Pentacrest Museums present our new Virtual Game Night series! Get out of your quarantine routine and indulge in your competitive spirit. From Bingo to a Murder Mystery and more, we'll mix it up to make your game night memorable—all from home. Join us! Invite your friends, co-workers, family, near and far. Each event in this series features new challenges, so be sure to sign up for more than one. Find and register for currently scheduled events in this series HERE.

Virtual Game Night