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Category: Event

River Museum Announces Date for Party for the Planet

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is set to host its annual Party for the Planet event on Saturday, April 22 from 10 AM – 3 PM to celebrate Earth Day and engage in a day full of activities centered around conservation efforts in agriculture and our watersheds. This event is funded, in part, by Nutrien Ag Solutions and 97.7 Country, WGLR. Explore the exhibits on our 14-acre campus, including our newly-renovated Rivers to the Sea, as well as Creature Features, artifact ... Read More
Posted by Emily Adlfinger at Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Nutrien Partners with River Museum for Educational Programming in April

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in partnership with Nutrien will host Youth Days on Friday, April 21 and Monday, April 24 in conjunction with the annual Party for the Planet event. The programming invites 500 Title 1 school children to the River Museum to enjoy self-guided tours during regular operating hours. “Nutrien Ag Solutions is proud to partner with The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for the 2023 Party For The Planet,” said Peter Alle... Read More
Posted by Emily Adlfinger at Friday, February 10, 2023

River Museum Tabbed Target Circle Partner

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium has been selected as one of five nonprofit organizations for the first cycle of the Target Circle Partnership Program for 2023, a one-time opportunity for Target Circle members to vote for the River Museum and earn a share of a $15,000 donation from Target. “We are excited and honored to have been chosen for this program,” said Vicky Sutter, Director of Donor Engagement. “I am a Target Circle member, and I am happy to hav... Read More
Posted by Emily Adlfinger at Friday, January 6, 2023

Celebrate the Holidays at the Ham Site

Candlelight Tours and Home for the Holidays are returning to the Mathias Ham Historic Site this holiday season. Guests are invited to the site on Dec. 17 and 18 to take part in Victorian era traditions. Home for the Holidays Visitors can take self-guided tours through the house and see the decorations from the Victorian era from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Guides will not be leading tours through the house but will be providing information to guests. Admission is $7.50/adults and $4/children. Members ge... Read More
at Tuesday, November 1, 2022

A Holiday Classic is Coming to the Ham Site

A new immersive experience is coming to the Mathias Ham House this holiday season. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens will take place on Dec. 10-11. The live performances will play out through the entirety of the house with the audience following from room-to-room as the story unfolds, creating a new experience for visitors. Live performances will be at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, with the final matinee at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. Tickets are limited, so purchasing ... Read More
at Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Families are Invited to Mad Scientist Fun Day

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is getting geared up for Mad Scientist Fun Day on Sunday, Oct. 30. Families are invited to come to the River Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and take part in many “mad scientist” themed activities. The campus is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live animal programming and science experiments will engage children 12-years-old and younger and their families. A scavenger hunt will be given to each guest and will guide them to different lo... Read More
at Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Sarah and Macy present a Haunting on Lincoln Ave.

A Haunting on Lincoln Ave. is returning to the Mathias Ham Historic Site on October 22. Daytime half hour guided tours will take place from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with two evening one hour tours at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. A special twist has been added for this year. Both afternoon and evening tours will be led by the Ham’s “daughters,” Sarah and Macy. Sarah and Macy will reveal the history and stories the house has to offer while preparing and holding their own Halloween party. ... Read More
at Monday, September 26, 2022

A Competition is Coming to the River Museum

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is hosting a new event on September 8th called The Great Museum Race. Registration opens on July 8th, and teams will compete in many different games with the top three teams taking home prizes. Teams of up to four will take on 15 tasks including memory games, physical challenges, and single and multi-player activities. Participants are encouraged to wear the proper clothing for the competitions. Cheerleaders are welcome to attend free of c... Read More

4th of July Ice Cream Social Named for Audrey Hammer

The Mathias Ham Historic Site is celebrating Independence Day this year with its annual 4th of July Ice Cream Social from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at its location on Lincoln Ave. in Dubuque. The event is getting a new addition to its name for 2022, and will be the Audrey Hammer 4th of July Ice Cream Social moving forward. Hammer was a long-time tour guide at the Ham Site and volunteered at the ice cream social annually. A former teacher, Hammer had a passion for education and service to commun... Read More
at Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Dubuque residents are invited to connect with our waters at a free concert

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and the Multicultural Family Center are jointly hosting a free concert at Miller Riverview Park, located at 1851 Admiral Sheehy Dr., on June 22nd from 4-7 p.m. The concert will feature local teens and artists from R&B and hip-hop genres with the intent to connect teens and residents of Dubuque with the river and public lands in a safe and culturally relevant way. The concert is made possible with support from an Association of Zoos &... Read More
at Monday, June 6, 2022