Night at the Museum—Slow Slowpokes


Friday, May 12, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm


University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Trek through the Museum of Natural History after dark for a fun evening of discovery! Learn about our slowest friends, sloths, tortises, and more with interactive demonstrations, fun activities, and hands-on materials. Each child will receive an official MNH Miner Helmet with head lamp to keep, and the group will traverse the darkened mammal gallery as part of the evening’s activities. Museum staff, volunteers, and occasionally UI scientists and scholars lead each program. Parents drop off children at the beginning of the night and pick them up when the program is over. 

There is a fee for this program, and advanced registration is required. The program is designed for children in grades 1–5. 

Gilbert Street Papa John’s Pizza in Iowa City sponsors Night at the Museum.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Julia DeSpain in advance at or 319-335-1508.


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