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Museum of Natural History

17 N. Clinton St.
Iowa City  Iowa  52245
United States
(319) 335-0480
(319) 335-0606
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Free
Admission is free, but donations are requested.

Midwest Living Review

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Learn about Iowa's 500-million-year-old background and say hello to Rusty the sloth at the Museum of Natural History.

Located on the University of Iowa campus, the family-friendly Museum of Natural History exhibits represent the state’s ecological history from 500 million years ago to present day. Displays include a vast insect collection, a hall of birds, a mammal hall filled with specimens from around the globe and a giant sloth named Rusty.

In the large auditorium, visitors watch educational videos as well as occasional just-for-fun film screenings. Check out the website for a calendar of special events.

The three-floor Museum of Natural History is open Tuesday through Saturday, closed Mondays and national holidays. Walk in to explore at your pace, or call ahead to arrange reservations for a free guided tour.

Visited: 
April 14, 2013

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