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UI Mobile Museum at the Iowa State Fair

Visit the UI Mobile Museum and its brand-new 2017 exhibits. 

Oneota Archeological Connections shares incredible artifacts of the Oneota, ancestors of our state’s namesake, the Ioway. 

Delving Deep: Scientific Discoveries from Iowa’s Ancient Sea explores fantastical sea creatures who inhabited Iowa 465 million years ago when ours state was covered by a warm sea. 

Through the unique oral histories of Iowans, Speaking of Work:The Iowa Labor History Oral Project examines how labor has both changed and been changed by our state over the last four decades.

Digital touchscreens feature exhibits on research and creative activity in a variety of UI departments.

The Mobile Museum is free and open to the public and is equipped with a wheelchair lift.

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 JC Gillett in advance at or 319-335-2898.

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 8:00am to 8:00pm

Iowa State Fairgrounds 3000 E. Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA

Event Type

Community Event


Community Members


Research & Economic Development, Discover Research, Office of the State Archaeologist, Mobile Museum

General Interest

Outreach Iowa




Contact Name

JC Gillett

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