Discover University Museums, Collections, and Services for Iowans

About Us

The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development combines active scholarship and creative work with outreach and public service.  Our departments are the bridge between UI researchers and their state, helping to share breakthroughs, inspire creativity, and celebrate innovation.

This website is a gateway to the programs through which our museums, centers, and programs engage with the public both here on campus and in communities across Iowa.

Mobile Museum

The Mobile Museum is bringing some of the state's natural and cultural treasures to communities across Iowa.

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Upcoming Events

Read on the Rug

Read on the Rug

Friday, February 1, 2019, 10:00am to 10:30am

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Museum of Natural History! Approximately 30 minutes of guided learning (story, poems/songs, craft) that leads to free exploration of the museum is the perfect way to start your Friday. And all before naptime! Read on the Rug is recommended for ages 2-4, and children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program....

Read on the Rug

Read on the Rug

Friday, March 1, 2019, 10:00am to 10:30am

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Museum of Natural History! Approximately 30 minutes of guided learning (story, poems/songs, craft) that leads to free exploration of the museum is the perfect way to start your Friday. And all before naptime! Read on the Rug is recommended for ages 2-4, and children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program....

Read on the Rug

Read on the Rug

Friday, April 5, 2019, 10:00am to 10:30am

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Museum of Natural History! Approximately 30 minutes of guided learning (story, poems/songs, craft) that leads to free exploration of the museum is the perfect way to start your Friday. And all before naptime! Read on the Rug is recommended for ages 2-4, and children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program....

Ongoing Events

 

Old Capitol Museum

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