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Photos: Historic haul held at Iowa Hall


The Natural History Museum was opened in 1858. -- photo by Britt Fowler
The Natural History Museum was opened in 1858. — photo by Britt Fowler

The University of Iowa’s Museum of Natural History is a fun and educational way to spend an afternoon exploring the history of Iowa. Founded in 1858 and located in Macbride Hall, it is the oldest university museum west of the Mississippi River. The facility is open Tuesday through Sunday with varying hours, and admission is always free.

This river bluff view diorama depicts Native Americans. -- photo by Britt Fowler
Native Americans overlook beautiful, unspoiled terrain in this river bluff diorama. — photo by Britt Fowler

The museum holds regular events, which can be found on their website. Interested in volunteering? There’s a place for you!

University of Iowa's Natural History Museum is in Iowa Hall on the Pentacrest. -- photo by Britt Fowler
University of Iowa’s Natural History Museum is in Iowa Hall on the Pentacrest. — photo by Britt Fowler


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