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Treat colleagues and clients to a unique experience.

The Museum & Aquarium is an ideal location for your next corporate formal or festive event.

EventS FAQ


Kick off a conference with a cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres for your attendees.


Host an open air company picnic in our harbor-side plaza for your staff and their families.

Spur creativity and collaboration with a breakfast meeting in one of our theaters.


Wine and dine guests at a formal celebration and banquet and complement it with a private viewing of a special exhibition.

Host an event themed around one of our special exhibitions!

Call for details on upcoming exhibits and how we can add them to your special event!


Event Spaces

Mississippi River Center
Discovery Center

Open gallery and exhibit space ideal for larger events
Accommodates up to 250 guests


Open air greenspace with waterfront views, ideal for tented events
Accommodates up to 200 guests

Train Depot

Historic space perfect for luncheons and smaller functions
Accommodates up to 100 guests

Mississippi River Plaza Pavilion

Harborside open-air space, ideal for larger outdoor events
Accommodates up to 200 guests

Journey and 4D Theaters

Excellent space for presentations
Accommodates 82 to 135 guests


The Museum & Aquarium offers clients the use of our exclusive caterer – J&D Catering – who can provide a range of menu options including special dietary needs. All food service, as well as event setup and cleanup, is included in the rental fee.

  • Cocktail Receptions
  • Buffets
  • Stations
  • Plated, sit-down dinner

2023 Catering Menu



Bar Service

The Museum & Aquarium handles all beverage service for any event, along with bartender staffing.

  • Hosted Bars
  • Cash Bars
  • Hosted Keg Beer Service
  • Drink Tickets
  • Signature Cocktail Menus

Contact Us

We look forward to working with you.
Contact our team for further information and pricing.

Please contact Teri Witt, Sales & Banquet Manager, for further information and pricing.

563-557-9545 | 800.226.3369

350 E. 3rd Street

Dubuque, Iowa 52001