Upcoming Closures:
  • Fall Break: The Pentacrest Museums will observe the University of Iowa's fall break schedule November 20, 2022 - November 27, 2022. We will re-open for regularly scheduled hours Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
  • Winter Closure: The Pentacrest Museums will be closed for some holiday observances and an annual closure for museum maintenance Saturday, December 24, 2022 - January 17, 2023. We will re-open for regularly scheduled hours Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
  • Visit our staff directory for questions and special arrangements during this time.

The Museum of Natural History is open to the public with always free admission:

  • Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Sunday - Tuesday: closed to public; special arrangements via our Visitor Services Coordinator

 We also offer in-person or virtually guided tours led by University of Iowa student docents.

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