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River Museum Helps Barrens Topminnow Fight for Survival

The Barrens Topminnow is facing a “one, two punch” in its fight for survival, as the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium joins its corner to go the distance in a hopeful comeback.  The rise of invasive species to the Mississippi River Watershed and habitat destruction due to land use are among the threats that led to the Barrens Topminnow’s introduction to the List of Threatened and Endangered Species in October of this year. Found exclusively in a couple... Read More
Posted by Felicia Carner at Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Mad Scientist Party heads back to the William M. Black

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is celebrating its 31 st Annual Mad Scientist Party & Trick-or-Treat event presented by MidWestOne Bank at its Mississippi River Discovery Center on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. This year features a trick-or-treating route through the Wetland and onto the William M. Black. Inside the Mississippi River Discovery Center guests will enjoy live animal programs, science experiments, and face painting. Costumes are encouraged and... Read More
at Wednesday, September 25, 2019