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52 Pounds of Chocolate Await Guests at Champagne & Chocolates

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium will host its annual Champagne & Chocolates event on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, from 6-9 p.m. A kickoff to the holiday shopping season, Champagne & Chocolates is an adult evening of fun and shopping in the River Museum’s National Rivers Center. Admission to the event includes: Chocolate fountains and more than 52 pounds of chocolates provided by Betty Jane Homemade Candies, Galena Kandy Kitchen, Rocky Mountain Chocolate... Read More
at Thursday, October 17, 2019

Ham Site celebrates second annual A Haunting on Lincoln Ave.

The Mathias Ham Historic Site will once again celebrate the Halloween season with a full day of activities on Oct. 19, 2019. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Halloween themed house tours will detail the rise of Halloween and Halloween traditions, as well as today’s fascination with ghost stories. Rumors from the Ham House’s own past will be revisited through the tours, which begin at 11 a.m. and take place hourly with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m. Crafts such as candle making and masks... Read More
at Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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

River Museum receives funding from area foundations

Dubuque County Historical Society and its National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium are pleased to announce that it received several grant awards from area foundations in support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, equity, and accessibility initiatives. The River Museum is committed to making broad-spectrum improvements to create a contemporary environment that is inherently dynamic, accessible, equitable, inclusive, and relevant to all visitors. ... Read More
at Monday, June 10, 2019

Community selects name for River Museum shark pup

After a month-long public voting contest, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium has a new name for its Coral Catshark pup. Moonga, meaning coral in Hindi, was the winning name for the young pup. “Moonga is a direct reference to the shark’s species and one of the languages spoken in the region where these sharks are from,” said Jennifer Drayna, Outreach Coordinator. “Conservationist Baba Dioum once said, ‘In the end, we will conserve only what we... Read More
at Monday, June 10, 2019

River Museum announces arrival of baby shark

After weeks of anticipation, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is excited to announce the hatching of a Coral Catshark in our Conservation Lab on Mar. 15. It is the first shark born at the Museum & Aquarium and is the newest member of our animal ambassador team. At a time when shark populations worldwide are threatened due to human activity, this shark pup will help spread a message of hope,” said Andy Allison, Director of Living Collections at the River Museum.... Read More
at Friday, March 15, 2019

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