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Featuring a variety of hands-on exhibit components, Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin! invites children to discover a whole new world as they navigate an under-the-sea maze in a kelp forest, explore a sunken ship that has become an artificial reef, interact with puppet characters created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, become a Reeftown Ranger to learn to protect the ocean, and more!
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From a working 19th-century belt-driven machine shop to engaging interactives and a MakerSpace, River of Innovation is our newest can't miss permanent exhibit!
Dubuque's baseball roots date back to 1855, when according to lore, the 4th ward "on the hill" challenged the 3rd ward "on the flats" to a baseball game in the earliest local game on record. After two hours being pummeled by the players from the flats, the 4th ward players gave up.
Take a local look at America's favorite pastime and enjoy items from the Dubuque County Historical Society's collection in this mini-exhibit located in the Mississippi River Discovery Center concourse.
Hard Won, Not Done™ is a local look at the efforts of some remarkable women who fought for ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. On the 100th anniversary of this historic milestone, Hard Won, Not Done™ honors how far we've come, draws parallels to our own experiences 100 years later, and is an opportunity to consider how far we have yet to go toward the goal of equity for all.
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: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m.
Playing Mar. 1, 2021 - Sept. 6, 2021
As he scrambles to the sea, young Sammy the Sea Turtle takes an epic journey across the ocean to rejoin his friends. Along his travels he encounters piranhas, fish eagles, and secret passages, all while discovering humans’ impact to the planet. Sammy may be a tiny turtle but his will is bigger than the ocean.
Showtimes: 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
Playing May 29, 2021 through November 30, 2021
Narrated by David Attenborough, this film celebrates the journey of a very special King Penguin who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Somehow our hero must earn his place among the island inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family.
We've been fostering Florida corals for nearly two years, and in recent months, we've discovered a few surprises that illustrate just how important coral ecosystems are to so many species. Read all about it and join Aquarist Marisa Foster in our Coral Crib to see these amazing creatures!
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This flag is a memorial to Dubuque’s Carl B. Heller, who served as a private in World War I. Heller was promoted to corporal while at Camp Cody in New Mexico, but requested to return to the rank of private to ensure his deployment to Europe. Learn more about Heller's heroic efforts and this memorial flag.
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.