The University of Iowa Mobile Museum launched in 2014 as a partnership between the UI Vice President for Research and Economic Development, the Office of the State Archaeologist, the UI Museum of Natural History, and the Old Capitol Museum.
The Mobile Museum inspires visitors to understand the world by bringing exhibits with cutting-edge research, one-of-a-kind artifacts, and interactive digital media to Iowa’s communities statewide. We promote interdisciplinary partnerships and collaborations to present UI research and stimulate understanding, appreciation, and pride for the University of Iowa and the state.
- Iowa’s Ice Age Giants explores the great mammals that roamed the state during the last ice age and their sudden extinction.
- Glenwood: Iowa’s Ancient Agriculturalists tells the story of the Glenwood culture centered in the Loess Hills and their connections to the Iowa landscape through agriculture.
- Cornerstones focuses on the founding of Iowa and writing of its constitution, the building of the Old Capitol building, and the creation of the University of Iowa.
The museum also features a new interactive digital wall that allows visitors to learn about UI space research, the Santos Virtual Soldier program, and the UI Flood Center’s sophisticated flood-prediction mapping systems, as well as additional information on Iowa archaeology.
Calendar and Events
Check out our upcoming stops on the Dare to Discover calendar.
We're excited to share with you a fun coloring book featuring some of the many discoveries housed in the Mobile Museum. To get free copies of a printable version of the coloring book please click the link below to download a PDF (3.3 MB) version:
2014 Annual Report
Learn more about what we accomplished during the Mobile Museum's Annual Season. Click here to read the 2014 annual report online.