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OPENS MAY 18
Sparking Centuries of Ingenuity, a new temporary exhibit at the River Museum highlights the genius of entrepreneurs, inventors, and businesses through nearly 200 years of local innovation and inspiration. Featuring artifacts from the Dubuque County Historical Society’s collections, held at the Museum & Aquarium, as well as loaned items from area individuals and businesses, the exhibit explores the back-story of many well-known and lesser-known local innovations.
Part aquarium, part museum, part science center, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium inspires stewardship by creating educational experiences where history and rivers come alive!
Showtimes: 12 p.m., 3 p.m.
Playing November 1, 2019 - October 31, 2020
What if our best friends are our best hope? Get ready to meet some of the most amazing four-legged heroes on earth. Narrated by Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger), this film shares the tales of some remarkable dogs and their life-saving superpowers. Rated G.
Showtimes: 11 a.m., 2 p.m.
Now playing through Feb. 29, 2020.
This National Geographic film gives viewers exclusive access to Chengdu, China’s extraordinary giant panda breeding center. The film follows the lives of three young pandas as they leave the public spotlight at Chengdu and take their first steps on an extraordinary journey for their species. From tender moments to tenterhooks, every key event will be captured as China prepares to set them free.
Showtimes: 11 a.m., 2 p.m.
Playing March 1, 2020 through Feb. 28, 2021.
PREMIERING SUNDAY, MARCH 1 - Experience on the giant screen the remarkable true story of three animal species rescued from brink of extinction. Join this amazing adventure to save California’s enchanting Channel Island Fox, China’s fabled Golden Monkey and the wondrous migrating crabs of Christmas Island. Discover the heartfelt and ingenious human efforts to rescue endangered species around the world.
Welcome to our newest North American River Otter! This sweet female otter became our third resident river otter when she arrived in early fall. The second orphaned otter to arrive in a few short months, she was recently added to our Flooded Forest habitat with our orphaned male otter. The two are getting along swimmingly, chasing each other and guests daily. For more on all three of our otters, click on the link below.
This month, the Dubuque County Historical Society will celebrate its 70th anniversary. In recognition of this momentous milestone, we are looking back at some of our earliest collections, such as the remarkable Richard Herrmann Collection. Herrmann’s eclectic museum...
The Museum & Aquarium's vision is to become the world's leader in interpreting and protecting the life, history and culture of our rivers, to create a more global, knowledgeable and engaged citizen. Among our many conservation efforts are citizen science programs, propagation of endangered species, promotion of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch, and above all else, education.