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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 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

Frozen fun in store for all ages at this year’s Ice Fest

January 15-16, 2022, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is welcoming visitors to its 18 th annual Ice Fest. Activities and demonstrations from the past and present will happen throughout the weekend and celebrate the winter season. Ice Fest is made possible by presenting sponsor Dupaco Community Credit Union. Both indoor and outdoor activities will be available for guests of all ages with additional children’s activities being held on the second floor in the... Read More
at Tuesday, December 7, 2021