Children's, General, Science
A 'playground for the imagination", this interactive science center provides fun hands-on exhibits that demonstrate how science affects everyday life. Visitors unravel the mysteries of motion with scientific experiments: Roll-A-Ball, Bernoulli Ball, and the hammer table. Science demonstrations are at 11:00am, 1:30 and 3:00pm on Saturdays, and include such topics as Creepy Crawlies, Combustion, Chemistry, Magic of Science, Snakes Alive, Kitchen Science, and Super Cold.
Archaeology, Historical Society, Military, Science
A museum to preserve the history of Shenandoah and southwest Iowa featuring the Morman settlement of Manti, and old time radio days with Earl May of KMA and Henry Field of KFNF.
The Grout Museum of History & Science's history collection focuses on the period from 1833, when Iowa was opened for settlement, to the present. The Maytag Car, 1915 Waterloo Boy, Rath Packing Company whistle and Pioneer Hall Mural help visitors envision and understand bygone eras. Planetarium shows are at 11:00am, 1:30 and 3:00pm on Saturdays.
Iowa City, Iowa
Anthropology, Archaeology, Children's, Natural History, Science, University
Established in 1858, the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History serves the academic and public community with exhibits, research collections, and special programs. Exhibits are broadly representative of the four major divisions of natural science: anthropology, botany, geology and zoology, providing insight for adults and children alike.
History, Library, Science, Specialized
Come and surround yourself in history and the "Beginning of the Space Age" with Ballooning from 1783 to the present. Learn about many of the Pioneers of Ballooning from our Hall of Fame and Women in Ballooning displays. The Children' Learning Area will entertain and teach them about ballooning through simulated video games, videos , balloon pictures and books.Our collection covers gas,smoke and hot air balloons as well as airships, blimps and Zeppelins and their memoribilia.
The Putnam Museum is a regional museum featuring exhibits, programs and events focusing on the history and natural environments of eastern Iowa and western Illinois.
Des Moines, Iowa
A hands-on educational science center
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Science Station is a high-quality, high learning science & technology museum with over 100 hands-on exhibitions. Educational programs and special events relating to different areas of science are also available.