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May 26, 2024

May 26, 2024

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Join us monthly to generate new creative writing inspired by works in the Stanley collection. Each session will be led by a different talented writer from our area, who will be offering a new prompt and a new approach to ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by visual art). Bring your own notebook and pencil or computer and leave with the beginning of a newly written piece. Co-sponsored by Iowa City Poetry. Teen and adult writers in all genres are welcome. Write at the Stanley meets every fo...

May 31, 2024

May 31, 2024

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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The Tippie College invites you to join us on May 31 for an Alumni Happy Hour.  You'll get a chance to meet members of the Young Alumni Board (YAB) as well as fellow Chicago-area alums and current students. Bring a guest and enjoy some appetizers and a drink on us.

Jun 1, 2024

Jun 1, 2024

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Collectors from our My Collections exhibition series are back! This family-friendly, fair-style event encourages self-exploration throughout all galleries and celebrates collecting through community, storytelling, and appreciation. Guests get to interact with collectors/collections, participate in special activities, observe special demonstrations, and gather stamps and prizes along the way. Start in Iowa Hall (where Rusty the Giant Sloth lives...) to locate the Museum Welcome and Wayfindin...

Jun 5, 2024

Jun 5, 2024

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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The Tippie College of Business is proud to be a location sponsor for the Greater Des Moines Partnership Out to Lunch! This is a free event that is open to the public, designed with the goal of creating a unique and fun opportunity for Downtown Des Moines employees, residents, and visitors to socialize with others in a vibrant, outdoor Downtown DSM setting with local food trucks and live music. We invite Tippie College of Business alumni and all UI graduates to join us downtown for lunch! Th...

Jun 6, 2024

Jun 6, 2024

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Join us for the first-ever Iowa History Conference, which bring together scholars, students, and museum curators and directors who will share their Iowa-focused research with the public. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Sponsored by the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and the State Historical Society of Iowa. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. View the complete agenda here: https://research.uiowa.edu/iowa-history-conference

Jun 7, 2024

Jun 7, 2024

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Jun 12, 2024

Jun 12, 2024

All Day

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A strange and mysterious plant is on a rampage! Can you solve the science puzzles to save the world from a leafy green end? This educational escape-style game is for groups and families of 2-5 players, ages 8 and up, English- and/or Spanish-speaking. The game takes 20-45 minutes, depending on how quickly your team solves the puzzles.  Free registration for events offered June 12-15 is open now, here: www.bookeo.com/venomventure Spots are limited so don't delay!  Free transportation to a...

Jul 5, 2024

Jul 5, 2024

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Jul 13, 2024

Jul 13, 2024

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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What types of plants, animals, and fungal life might you find at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory? Let's find out!  Join researchers in collecting, observing, and recording biodiversity at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory in our 4th Annual BioBlitz. Your findings will inform a major research project and will contribute to the fourth data point in a multi-year documentation of how diversity changes at this site over time. Collections will be housed with the UI Museum of Natural Histo...

Jul 13, 2024

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Join us for a celebration of prairies, biodiversity, and research at the Bioblitz Bash!  Following the 4th Annual BioBlitz at Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory in the morning, the Bioblitz Bash is the perfect opportunity to see what exciting discoveries were made that morning, interact with knowledgeable experts, and take home actionable steps to create a positive impact in your own surroundings. All are welcome to attend one or both events. Free food will be available on a first-come, first-...

Aug 2, 2024

Aug 2, 2024

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Aug 9, 2024

Aug 9, 2024

All Day

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OSA educators will be joining the Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum staff in the History Exhibit tent at the 108th Annual Meskwaki Powwow! Learn about archaeology and OSA's Tribal partnerships. Chat to archaeologists and try some hands-on games and activities! The event runs for four days—OSA will be in attendance on Friday and Saturday.

Sep 6, 2024

Sep 6, 2024

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Oct 4, 2024

Oct 4, 2024

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Nov 1, 2024

Nov 1, 2024

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Dec 6, 2024

Dec 6, 2024

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Feb 7, 2025

Feb 7, 2025

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Mar 7, 2025

Mar 7, 2025

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Apr 4, 2025

Apr 4, 2025

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

May 2, 2025

May 2, 2025

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Jun 6, 2025

Jun 6, 2025

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Jul 4, 2025

Jul 4, 2025

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Aug 1, 2025

Aug 1, 2025

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Sep 5, 2025

Sep 5, 2025

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Oct 3, 2025

Oct 3, 2025

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Nov 7, 2025

Nov 7, 2025

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Dec 5, 2025

Dec 5, 2025

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...