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Ice Fest

Date & Time

January 15, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This event repeats every 1 day(s) until 1/17/2022.


National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
350 East Third Street, Dubuque, IA 52001


Come to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium January 15-16, 2022, and enjoy Ice Fest. Ice Fest is made possible by presenting sponsor Dupaco Community Credit Union.

Outside, guests can try snow shoeing, ice fishing in the port (ice dependent), cross country skiing, catch an ice harvesting demonstration, or watch the River Museum’s snow carving team in action. A special Blizzard Bar will be set up in our plaza area with hot chocolate, smores’ kits, and spiked hot chocolate for those 21+. Blacksmiths will host demonstrations throughout the day, and a figure skating show will take place from 11-noon on Saturday.

Inside, Ice Fest attendees will have access to all exhibits within all three of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s buildings, including the 9,000 square foot River of Innovation Gallery and the new Do No Harm mini-exhibit. Kids activities and science demonstrations will dominate the second level of the Mississippi River Center.

Creature features, a themed scavenger hunt, a polar bear film in the Journey Theater, and vintage winter films on ice harvesting and skiing round out the indoor Ice Fest experience.

Youth are encouraged to wear snow gear due to the number of snow-related outdoor activities, including sledding. Masks are not required but are highly encouraged while inside the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

Additional support for Ice Fest was provided by Skyline Construction, HomeLight, and Casey’s.

In-kind support provided by Sundown Mountain Resort, McCoy Trucking, and the Diamond Jo Casino

List of activities day onelist of Ice Fest activities day 2



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