National historic landmark, located on the University of Iowa Pentacrest, restored to reflect the years it served as the last capitol of the Iowa Territory (1842-1846) and as the first state capitol (1846-1857). Guided tours and video presentation available.
Three major galleries focus on natural science and natural history of Iowa and the Midwest. Newly remodeled Hageboeck Hall features more than 1,000 birds. Mammal Hall displays nearly every order of mammal from aardvark to zebra, including a 48
Explore 28,000 square feet of exhibit space, featuring five interactive galleries filled with hands-on, minds-on activities for families. Drive the ambulance, make a video, or create your own piece of art.
One of the country's most important collections of African art serves as the museum's centerpiece. Visitors can also view traveling exhibitions and selections from the museum's permanent collection of more than 12,000 works of art.