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Category: Exhibit

Unexpected opportunity to care for orphaned animal

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium received an unexpected opportunity this July to become the new home of a 15-month-old orphaned North American River Otter. “Our keepers are all very excited about the new addition to the animals in our care,” said Abby Urban, Curator of Living Collections. “River otters remain rare in rehab settings, so this is a unique opportunity to bring another otter into our facility that would not do well in the wild.” The... Read More
at Monday, August 5, 2019

Photo Submissions Requested for New Exhibit

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is seeking photo submissions for a new exhibit set to open at the Mathias Ham Historic Site on November 30 for the holiday season. The exhibit, Dubuque Traditions: A Photographic Experience , will be part of the Mathias Ham Historic Site’s Home for the Holidays event, held each weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas. “We’re seeking photos from the community that display holiday traditions of our friends, neighbors,... Read More