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Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Opening February 5, 2022
The wilderness can be a beautiful thing. From the stunning landscapes found in nature to the interactions between wildlife, oftentimes these moments go uncaptured, but Thomas D. Mangelsen has dedicated his life to photographing these amazing encounters and one-of-a-kind moments.
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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!
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: 11 a.m. & 1p.m.
The fantasy that drives sleepovers and fires the imagination of every museum visitor is at the very heart of Museum Alive 3D: what if the exhibits could come to life? In this dramatic, informative and entertaining film, audiences get to follow one lucky visitor who stays in the museum after dark, when the most fascinating extinct prehistoric creatures rise again.
Showtimes: 12 p.m. & 2 p.m.
This is the true story of a 15,000-kilometer journey in the footsteps of one of the most devastating natural events on our planet: the Atlantic Hurricane.
Hanging out deep in the Mississippi River and other similar bodies of water, the Alligator Snapping Turtle can be found. These animals are professional deceivers as they have a pink, worm-like tongue that helps lure in their prey. The snap of their bite takes care of the rest. This species can live only 23-26 years old in the wild, but up to 80 years in captivity. Once they reach full maturity, they can weigh 180 pounds and be three feet long. Our two turtles are brothers and came to us from the Greensboro Zoo in 2011, and are still young. However, they are territorial, so they need two separate enclosures.
Built in January of 1862, the USS Cairo had a short-lived career as a Union gunboat. It patrolled the Mississippi and its connecting waterways, searching for Confederate supply lines, guns on the shore, and clearing the river of underwater mines, known at the time as torpedoes...
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.