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Virtual Programs


Museum at Home: Virtual Programs

Can't make it to the museum? No worries! Bring the museum to your home through Museum at Home, a virtual learning series featuring a wide variety of subjects!

Each program is approximately 30 minutes in length with an additional 15 minutes for Q&A. Managed through the Zoom platform, participants will be able to interact with the presenter through chat and Q&A features. Cost is just $10 per electronic device, meaning individuals, couples, or families may share a laptop or tablet to engage in the program together.

Programs are offered Thursday mornings and Tuesday evenings. Scroll to see our upcoming sessions!

Thursday Morning Series
Family Series

This series is intended for families with children. Each program will feature animal residents of the River Museum and likely include a story book. 



*Each program runs approximately 45 minutes.

Feathered Friends
July 30  |  9:30 a.m.

You'll get to meet one of the River Museum's newest friends up close and learn more about how feathered animals survive! 

feathered friends

Ocean Explorers: Sharks & Rays
August 6  |  9:30 a.m.

Break down common misconceptions surrounding sharks and rays! We'll highlight the unique adaptations these animals need to survive. The program will also allow participants to explore the important roles sharks and rays play in the ecosystem. Video of the River Museum's sharks and rays will be used during the program.

ocean explorers

Previous Programs

Otterly Awesome Otters
July 9  |  9:30 a.m.

Join us from the otter enclosure to learn more about the North American River Otter and its conservation success story! We'll learn about otters and their adaptations. We'll also find out how the River Museum's otters came to be at the museum and read a story about otters.

Reptiles Alive
July 16  |  9:30 a.m.

Join an educator as we explore the world of reptiles! Learn about some of their amazing adaptations and the important roles they play in nature. Live animals will join us on our adventure!

Tuesday Evening Series
In-Depth Series

This series is intended for individuals looking to take a closer look at various aspects of the River Museum, including our animals, operations and initiatives. Each program will introduce a new topic and allow time for questions. 

*Each program runs approximately 45 minutes.

Behind-the-Scenes of Artifact Storage
July 28  |  6 p.m.

Go behind-the-scenes with our collections manager as we feature a few historical artifacts currently residing in our collections at the Dubuque County Historical Society. You'll learn a bit about the objects themselves and their backstories.

behind-the-scenes of artifact storage

Behind-the-Scenes: Conservation Initiatives
August 4  |  6 p.m.

Take a dive into the many conservation initiatives going on behind the scenes at the River Museum. Aquarists at the River Museum work with vulnerable species every day, and one of those aquarists will join us to discuss our work and highlight our involvement in the Florida Reef Tract Rescue Project - an effort to help coral species along the coast of Florida.

behind the scenes: conservation initiatives

Previous Programs

Otters - Back from the Brink
July 7  |  6 p.m.

Join us from the otter enclosure to learn more about the North American River Otter and its conservation success story. We'll learn about otters and their adaptations. We'll also find out how the River Museum's otters came to be at the museum and talk with one of our keepers!

Misunderstood? Sharks & Stingrays
July 14  |  6 p.m.

Break down common misconceptions surrounding sharks and rays! We'll highlight the unique adaptations these animals need to survive. The program will also allow participants to explore the important roles sharks and rays play in the ecosystem. Video of the River Museum's sharks and rays will be used during the program.

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