The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, its collections, exhibits, and programs are the jewel of Dubuque. With our 4D films, seasonal event series, permanent and traveling exhibits, and educational camps, our organization is a year-round buzz of activity.

A select few of our most popular sponsorship opportunities are listed below. Sponsorships vary depending upon the size and scope of each event.

For more information regarding sponsorship, please contact Erin Dragotto, Director of Development, at 563.557.9545 ext. 210.

All of our sponsors receive:

• Logo recognition via print, digital and social media
• Invitations and/or free tickets to press previews, private tours, and opening receptions of upcoming exhibits
• Admission discounts

  • Captain's Ball Logo 2017
    Our annual fundraiser, Captain’s Ball engages guests and donor in raising funds our science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming, our traveling RiverWorks Discovery program, permanent exhibits, live programs, conservation efforts, National Geographic films, special events and student scholarships for classes and camps.
    Captain’s Ball 2017 Sponsor Packet
  • 15-taste-poster_v6_PRINTSEASONAL EVENTS
    The Museum & Aquarium produces seasonal events throughout the year such as: Taste of Dubuque, Rock the Dock, Champagne & Chocolates, Ice Fest, Mad Scientist Party, and Ice Cream Social, all designed to create a unique experience for the public, while highlighting our talented community.
  • Educational ActivitiesEDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
    Our education department is host to a number of sponsorship opportunities including public lectures, field trips, camps, and conservation efforts all designed to provide a unique opportunity to explore the Mississippi River, while showcasing its people.
    The 4D immersion theater presents large-format 3D sights paired with special 4D effects including dramatic sound, wind, mist, seat movement, and scents of the on-screen action. A 15-second commercial for your sponsorship seen by each viewer.

  • traveling exhibitsTRAVELING EXHIBITS
    As a part of our effort to inspire and engage a global audience, these one-of-a-kind traveling exhibits bring new visitors to Dubuque, provide more opportunities for media partnerships, increase membership, and allow us to showcase our collection.