The Artifact Exhibition
will open at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in May 2015.
The Artifact Exhibition
May 2015
Spend break at the Museum! See calendar post at right for details.
Winter Fun!
Dec. 29, 30, & 31
New Membership Levels and BOGO! See post at right for details.
Give Membership!
Through Dec. 31st
December’s theme is “H is for Hawk!" See calendar post at right for details.
Toddler Tuesday
December 16th
Come and see the exciting and complex world of turtles, up close and in person.
Turtles: Secrets of the Shell
Open daily 10AM - 5PM

Open daily at 10:00 a.m.


Where Fun and Learning
Flow Together

Here's What's New

May 2015

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Announces Partnership with Premier Exhibitions. Inc. and RMS Titanic, Inc.

Dubuque, Iowa – The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is thrilled to announce a partnership with the leading provider of museum-quality exhibitions throughout the world Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRXI), and RMS Titanic, Inc., to host new Exhibition in summer 2015.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will open at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in May 2015.

Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is recognized as a leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment including Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, BODIES...The Exhibition, Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, Real Pirates in partnership with National Geographic and Pompeii: The Exhibition.

In addition, Premier Exhibitions, Inc. wholly owned subsidiary RMS Titanic, Inc., serves as the exclusive steward of RMS Titanic which tragically sank on April 15, 1912. The Company is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Ship, wreck site and all her passengers and crew through educational, historical, scientific and conservation based programs, partnerships and Exhibitions.

For more information about Premier Exhibitions, Inc. visit: www.PremierExhibitions.com.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities at the Museum & Aquarium contact: Erin Dragotto, Development Director, edragotto@rivermuseum.com, 563-557-9545.

December 29, 30, & 31

The Museum & Aquarium is offering a special day camp for kids in K-5th grade during the school winter break on December 29, 30, and 31. Camps can be registered for in any combination of half or full days. Kids will be doing hands-on activities, winter games, live animal encounters, and more! Registration is required – the deadline is Monday, December 22nd. After this date, refunds will only be permitted in the event of weather cancellation. A printable registration form can be found by clicking here. For further information, contact 563-557-9545 ext. 213 or mwersinger@rivermuseum.com.

Now through Dec. 31

We’re pleased to announce NEW Membership Levels! Exciting new features include expanded benefits, restructured pricing, and adding a caregiver! To learn more about new levels, click here.

Now through December 31, 2014 we are also offering Buy One Gift One at 50% off memberships! Buy OR Renew one membership and Gift one 2015 membership for ½ off! Applies to Individual, Dual, Family, or Grandparent memberships of equal or lesser value. Must be purchased on site. Gifted membership is valid for the 2015 calendar year, regardless of date redeemed.

To activate gifted membership, recipient will present voucher to our box office located at 350 E. 3rd Street, Dubuque, Iowa.

Tuesday, December 16th  10-11AM

The Museum & Aquarium offers a program for toddlers on a Tuesday of each month. The Toddler Tuesday Program is for children ages 2 to 4 years old. Each month features a new theme and fun activities, including a story and craft project too!

The theme for December is “H is for Hawk!” and January is “I is for Iguana". Cost is just $5 per child and FREE for the one accompanying adult or guardian (cost is for program only, regular admission not included).

Advance sign-up is required. Please call 563-557-9545 ext. 212 or send an email to mkilgore@rivermuseum.com.

We will be closed Thursday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen Friday, November 28 at 10am.

We will be closing at 2pm on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.


The Rivers to the Sea Gallery is home to many colorful creatures including our North Pacific Octopus. Image courtesy of Rebecca Resch.