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McDonough Foundation Supports Summer Camp Scholarship Program

Dubuque County Historical Society and its National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium are pleased to announce a funding award from the McDonough Foundation. The Foundation offers support to local non-profit organizations that provide educational opportunities, human and social services, and health care for children and their families in Eastern Iowa. The $2,000 in grant funding will support the Museum & Aquarium’s Youth Camp Scholarship Program for summer camps in 2020. The... Read More
at Thursday, August 1, 2019

Taste of Dubuque scheduled for Aug. 1

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s tastiest event, Taste of Dubuque , returns to the Port of Dubuque on Thursday, Aug. 1 with American Country Music Artist Eric Chesser headlining the event. Taste of Dubuque will run from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Port of Dubuque, outside the River Museum. Parking is available in the Port of Dubuque public parking ramp. Attendees to Taste of Dubuque will enjoy live music and great food from local vendors. Low-cost,... Read More
at Monday, June 24, 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

Our Great River Series

The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium (NMRMA) is excited to announce a new series, Our Great River , which aims to educate the public on environmental stewardship pertaining to water quality and urban best management practices. The community is invited to attend these upcoming events on June 20 and Aug. 15 at the River Museum’s Mississippi River Discovery Center (paddle wheel building) from 6-8 p.m. each evening. One June 20, Dr. Chris Jones, a research engineer at the... Read More
at Monday, June 10, 2019

Piece of local history given new life at River Museum

The chair used by the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from West of the Mississippi has received new life through recent conservation. The Henderson chair, nicknamed for David B. Henderson, was used during his time as Speaker of the House in the 56 th and 57 th Congresses. The chair was originally donated to the Dubuque County Historical Society in 1965 by the Carnegie-Stout Public Library. In recent months, the River Museum was able to have the chair conserved,... 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 asks the public to help name baby shark

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is asking the public to assist in naming its new Coral Catshark pup. The pup hatched March 15 and was seen on national news after video of the hatching hit the Museum & Aquarium’s social media channels. “This is an opportunity to give our new Animal Ambassador a name of significance that both educates the public and helps create connections for visitors and outreach program participants,” said Jennifer Drayna,... Read More
at Sunday, May 12, 2019

Nearly 200 years of innovation unite in new history exhibit at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Dubuque, Iowa – Innovative Dubuque – Sparking Centuries of Ingenuity, a new temporary exhibit opening May 18 at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, highlights the genius of entrepreneurs, inventors, and businesses through nearly 200 years of local innovation and inspiration. Featuring artifacts from the Dubuque County Historical Society’s collections, held at the River Museum, as well as loaned items from area individuals and businesses, the exhibit will... Read More
at Tuesday, April 23, 2019

River Museum accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums for additional five years

Dubuque, Iowa – The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium received notice on Sunday, April 14, that it has been accredited for another five years by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). AZA is the most prestigious accrediting body for the zoo and aquarium industry. The non-profit organization helps its 230 member institutions maintain the highest standards in animal care while providing services advancing animal welfare, public engagement, environmental education, and... Read More
at Thursday, April 18, 2019

River Museum first institution outside of Florida to participate in AZA-Florida Reef Tract Rescue Project to save threatened corals

Dubuque, Iowa – The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium has expanded the institution’s work with threatened species through the addition of corals in partnership with the Florida Reef Tract Rescue Project. For the first time, Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) professionals and resources have been sought out to help State and Federal agencies to help manage and respond to a marine environmental crisis. The River Museum is the first institution outside of Florida... Read More
at Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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