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River Museum hosts Another Sensory Morning

Building off of the success of the first Sensory Morning, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is welcoming those on the autism spectrum, those with sensory processing disorders, and anyone who may benefit from a sensory-friendly environment to the River Museum’s second Sensory Morning on June 25. Regular admission rates will apply. From 8-10 a.m., the River Museum will host a sensory-friendly event throughout its campus. The Museum will have dimmed lighting, limited... Read More
at Monday, May 16, 2022

Full slate of events planned for the Mathias Ham Historic Site

A full summer of events is planned at the Mathias Ham Historic Site. Opening Memorial Day weekend for the 2022 season, the Ham House will feature a new summer exhibit “To Have and To Hold” highlighting wedding dresses and artifacts from the Dubuque County Historical Society. The exhibit is included with Ham House tours, which are available Thursday through Sundays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. through Labor Day weekend. Price for self-guided tours is $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for... Read More
at Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Taste of Summer Series is Returning to the River Museum

Taste of Summer received a new look at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium last year. The annual event changed to a series instead of a stand-alone event in 2021. Due to a positive reception from attendees, the format is returning for 2022 with events scheduled on the first Thursday of the month—June 2, July 7, and August 4. Food and beverages are available beginning at 5 p.m. with live music starting at 6 p.m. The event will run until 9 p.m. Guests are invited to... Read More
at Monday, May 9, 2022

River Museum Celebrates Earth with Party for the Planet

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is hosting an Party for the Planet® on April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over a dozen partners will be in attendance that day to interact with and educate visitors. This is made possible by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Spring into Action grant. General admission into the River Museum allows for attendees to be involved with the festivities. Throughout the day, staff will be holding educational features including –... Read More
at Monday, March 14, 2022

AZA Spring into Action Events Coming this Spring

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is co-hosting a series of events this spring at several locations throughout Dubuque County. These events are all made possible by a grant provided by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and intended to engage the community through hands-on conservation education, volunteerism, and celebration. March 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Environmental Scientist Marcus Eriksen will speak at the River Museum. Eriksen’s presentation... Read More
at Thursday, March 3, 2022

Marcus Eriksen Returns to the River Museum

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is hosting Environmental Scientist Marcus Eriksen on March 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in its Mississippi River Discovery Center. This event is free to the public. Eriksen will discuss marine conservation, specifically about the impact of plastics on the world’s oceans. A meet and greet will take place following the presentation. Refreshments, including a cash bar will be available during this evening. Dimensional Brewing Company is... Read More
at Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Sunday Teas are Coming to the Mathias Ham Historic Site

The Dubuque County Historical Society invites you to the Mathias Ham Historic Site for three Sunday Teas this spring - March 20, April 17 (Easter), and May 8 (Mother’s Day) - from 1-3 p.m. each day. Due to the popularity of tea gatherings during the Ham Site’s  Home for the Holidays  celebration, the Historical Society has added spring Sunday Teas to its calendar. Each tea will feature an assortment of finger sandwiches, treats, and a variety of teas. If dietary... Read More
at Monday, February 21, 2022

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium to host Community Blood Drive

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium will host a community blood drive from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, inside Train Depot. Those who donate will receive a pair of passes to the River Museum. Donors interested in signing up for an appointment can either call ImpactLife Dubuque at (800) 747-5401 or visit www.bloodcenter.org and use code 4222 to locate the drive. Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available... Read More
at Tuesday, January 25, 2022

River Museum hosts first Sensory Morning

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium welcomes those on the autism spectrum, those with sensory processing disorders, and anyone who may benefit from a sensory-friendly environment for the River Museum’s first Sensory Morning on February 6. Regular admission rates will apply. From 8-10 a.m., the River Museum will host a sensory-friendly event throughout its campus. The Museum will have dimmed lighting, limited extra and ambient sounds, and no distracting exhibit motions... Read More
at Friday, January 7, 2022

Grab your significant other or group of friends and RSVP for the Valentine’s Day Dinner

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s Valentine’s Day Candlelight Dinner has become a tradition for many tri-state couples and will move forward again in 2022. The five-course dinner will be held on Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14, 2022, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with dinner service from 6-8 p.m. among the exhibits and aquariums in the Mississippi River Discovery Center. Registration is available through February 4 by calling Banquets Manager Teri Witt at... Read More
at Wednesday, January 5, 2022
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