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Night at the Museum—Navigating the Ancient Seas

Trek through the Museum of Natural History after dark for a fun evening of discovery! Each month, we explore a different area of science, technology, history, and culture 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.

Friday, September 1, 2017 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, Iowa Hall
17 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, IA 52242

Event Type

Community Event


Community Members


Research & Economic Development, Discover Research, Pentacrest Museums, Old Capitol Museum, Museum of Natural History

General Interest

Arts Iowa, Museums, Outreach Iowa


Night at the Museum




Contact Name

Julia DeSpain

Contact Email

Contact Phone Number



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Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.