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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is located in Dubuque, IA. Part aquarium, part museum, part science center, the River Museum inspires stewardship by creating educational experiences where history and rivers come alive! 


 

Programs by National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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Animal Stories

Read a story about one of our animal ambassadors and get a chance to meet them up close! Choose from one of the following ambassadors for the program: Barn Owl, American Kestrel, or Box Turtle.

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Are You Smarter than an 8th Grader?

Learn more about one-room school houses and early education. Then we'll put the audience to the test by taking an 8th grade graduation exam from the 1850's. It may be harder than you think!

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Culture, Commerce & Careers

Discover ways the Mississippi River has influenced culture and commerce through the years. We will examine what careers and conservation on the river look like today.

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Drawing Animals

Join one of our educators to learn some tips on how to draw animals. As part of this program, you will meet a couple live animal ambassadors.

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Mississippi River Life

Mussels, snakes and beavers; each species has a niche or role in the environment. Through the use of pelts and other hands-on items, participants will explore animals that call the Mississippi River home!

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Rockin' Reptiles & Awesome Amphibians

Become a herpetologist and explore the world of reptiles and amphibians! Learn about some of their amazing adaptations and the important roles they play in nature. A few live animals will stop by to help us learn!

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Sky Hunters

Look to the sky as we learn about raptors and how their hunting skills have earned them the title of "birds of prey." This up close experience threads in conservation messaging while meeting live raptors!

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Melissa Wersinger   mwersinger@rivermuseum.com
350 E 3rd St
Dubuque IA 52001
563-557-9545 x213
United States

https://www.rivermuseum.com

Primary Disciplines

The programs of National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium cover:

STEM
Social Studies/History
Career Education
Mathematics
Sciences
Curriculum