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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

River Museum Receives Cultural Leadership Partners Designation from the Iowa Arts Council

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an annual grant (for the next three years) in the amount of $20,000 as part of the Cultural Leadership Partners (CLP) from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The Cultural Leadership Partners program is a competitive process that occurs once every three years. There were 286 organizations that applied for the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs... Read More
at Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Jared McGovern Earns Statewide Award for Excellence in Environmental Education

Jared McGovern, Curator of Conservation Programs at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, recently received the Bohumil Shimek Environmental Educator Award for outstanding efforts by an environmental educator. This honor is given by the Iowa Association of Naturalists (IAN) and the Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC). The award recognizes a formal or non-formal educator for innovative environmental education programming beyond their job expectations. The IAN/ICEC... Read More
at Monday, February 21, 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

Dot, the Green Sea Turtle, Passes Away

Dot, the Green Sea Turtle, joined the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium as a featured animal on exhibit in 2014. In December of 2021, about eight years after her arrival in the Port of Dubuque, she passed away from health complications. In 2013, Dot was rescued after being found with injuries that left damage to her spinal cord and caused flipper paralysis and decreased mobility within her GI tract. She came to the River Museum from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and guests... Read More
at Tuesday, February 8, 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

Nominations for Historic Preservation Awards are being Accepted

The annual Historic Preservation Awards are given jointly by the Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) and the Dubuque Preservation Commission. The groups seek to award members of the community whose efforts showcase a desire to uphold Dubuque’s architectural history. The Historic Preservation Awards were started in 1975. Past honorees have been located in Cascade, Dubuque, Dyersville, Farley, Sherrill, and other communities within Dubuque County. Since the award's inception,... Read More
at Friday, January 21, 2022

A Life in the Wild exhibit comes to the River Museum

Forty classic photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen, photographs which the renowned photographer himself refers to as his legacy photographs, have been personally selected for a retrospective traveling museum exhibition that launched in 2018 and is touring nationwide. The exhibition titled Thomas D. Mangelsen – A Life in The Wild is scheduled for display at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium from February 5, 2022, through February 1, 2023.   Photographs... Read More
at Monday, January 10, 2022
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