Mobile Museum FAQ's

 When is the Mobile Museum traveling?

 April 1st through October 31st.

 How much space does the Mobile Museum require?

The Mobile Museum requires a space 40ft in length, by 20ft wide, as seen in this diagram

 What Power does the museum need?

 110-volt 15-, 30-, or 50-amp connection

How much does it cost?

 The Mobile Museum visits schools and community events free of charge.

 Do we just choose one exhibit, or is it all three?

 All three of the current physical exhibits are on display at the same time. Even if your organization is interested in a particular exhibit, you will have a chance to explore all of our digital and physical exhibits.

How many doors are there?

The Mobile Museum has one door that serves as an entrance and exit that is equipped with steps and a handrail, as well as a handicap accessible wheelchair lift.

How do I request the Mobile Museum?

If you are a school, click here. If you are requesting for an event or community, click here.

How soon should I request the Mobile Museum?

The sooner the better, but the Mobile Museum schedule is finalized exactly one month in advance. That means all of our June events are finalized on May 1st. If your event takes place in less than a month, you can still request the Mobile Museum, but we just may not be able to accommodate you.

Can you come to the same location multiple times within a traveling season?

The goal of the Mobile Museum is to reach every part of the state, that is why we ask that you limit your request to only one time during said travel season.

Is there a location that shows a list of all of your events?

 All of our public events will be located on the bottom of our website. We do not list private events on our website calendar.

How long does the Mobile Museum take to go through?

Visitors will need roughly 20-25 minutes to view every exhibit.

What ages are appropriate for the Mobile Museum?

The Mobile Museum is open to all ages, the content may be difficult for anyone below 1st grade level.

How do we get the most out of our Mobile Museum experience?

While the Mobile Museum is a great stand-alone attraction, we have found the best way to make the most out of our visit is to invite us in conjunction with another event you have going on. For example, if your library has a huge summer reading program, inviting us as part of that will result in more visibility for both parties involved. 

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us at mobile-museum@uiowa.edu 

 

        
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