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Sharks are headed to a location near you

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium will introduce a new mobile shark tank featuring sharks and stingrays on July 25. The Museum & Aquarium is one of the only aquariums in the Midwest with a mobile shark touch tank. This tank, funded by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, will be part of a new outreach program titled Ocean Odyssey. Thanks to a new outreach vehicle supported by the Dubuque Racing Association and Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, Ocean Odyssey will begin... Read More
at Tuesday, August 7, 2018

DaVinci Days: Decode Day

Leonardo da Vinci was a man of many talents, which is why the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is hosting DaVinci Days , a seven part series highlighting DaVinci’s genius with events and activities. Part five of seven, “Decode” , sponsored by Dubuque Bank & Trust, will be held Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Decode Day is inspired by da Vinci’s unique mirror writing style in which he wrote backwards to shield his work from prying eyes.... Read More
at Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Museum & Aquarium hosting Taste of Dubuque on August 2

Dubuque’s premiere summer event, Taste of Dubuque, presented by Collins Community Credit Union, returns to the campus of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium on Thursday, Aug. 2. The event will run from 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., in the parking lot outside the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. Parking will be available in the Port of Dubuque public parking ramp. Taste of Dubuque provides a perfect opportunity to sample some of the area’s best... Read More
Posted by Marketing Intern at Monday, July 30, 2018

55th Fourth of July Ice Cream Social

Come help us celebrate Independence Day at the Mathias Ham Historic Site’s 55 th Ice Cream Social. Dubuque County Historical Society’s time-honored celebration returns Wednesday, July 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The celebration takes place at the historic site, located at 2241 Lincoln Avenue. Visitors of all ages can tour the rooms of the stately Ham House free of charge, experience frontier life at the Humke one-room school and Iowa’s oldest standing building, the... Read More
at Friday, June 8, 2018