Guided tours are available Tuesday through Sunday with a prior reservation. Tours focus on the exhibits in Iowa Hall, and tours of the Bird and Mammal Galleries are mostly self-guided by the groups. All tours are free. The Museum requests that you call to schedule your tour at least a week before the desired date. March, April, and May tour spots fill up very early!
Free written guides for Iowa Hall are available in the Iowa Hall lobby in French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (traditional and simplified).
Add some new adventures to your next visit using these guides available onloine and in the lobby: •Hageboeck Hall of Birds Scavenger Hunt •Mammal Hall Scavenger Hunt • Iowa Hall Scavenger Hunt •Heritage Tree Walk • Iowa Hall Family Guide
Visitors will find the Museum gift shop in the lobby of Iowa Hall offering a variety of books, rocks, minerals, t-shirts, jewelry, plush and plastic animals, and many other items. Items can be paid for with check, cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and University of Iowa staff/student charge.
The Museum galleries are available after-hours to University of Iowa groups. Please contact the Director of Operations or call 319-384-3601 for more information
Let the Museum of Natural History help make a birthday extra special! Parties at the Museum include: •Private Room (Biosphere Discovery Hub) •Free Printable invitation cards •A personal Museum assistant •Hands-on activities •Fossil and artifact show and tell time •Custom sheet cake •Juice •Party favors for all guests •A special gift for birthday child •Paper products and silverware
Special Event Rental