The Artifact Exhibition
will open at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in May 2015.
The Artifact Exhibition
May 2015
Our 4th Annual Valentine’s Dinner. See calendar post at right for details.
Love is in the air!
February 14th
“February’s theme is ‘J is for Jellyfish!” See calendar post at right for details.
Toddler Tuesday
February 17th

Open daily at 10:00 a.m.


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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.

Saturday, February 14th 6:00-9:00pm

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium sets the mood for romance this Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 14.

The Museum & Aquarium is hosting its 4th annual Valentine’s Day candlelit dinner. Don’t miss the opportunity to dine within a truly unique aquatic atmosphere from 6-9 p.m. Reservations are required for this exciting, unique event; please RSVP by calling the Museum & Aquarium at 563-557-9545, ext. 201. Cost is $50 per person. Couples, singles, and groups are welcome. Parents can enjoy their quiet dinner in the Mississippi River Center while staff-supervised programming is provided for children across campus at the National River Center. The children’s program is free for members and only $5 per child for non-members.


  • Savory Herb and Roasted Pepper Cheesecake with Toasted Flatbread


  • Cream of Crab with Seasoned Croutons


  • Strawberry and Mango on Spring Greens with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Entree Selections

  • (choose one of the following per person)
  • Roasted Top Sirloin with a Gorgonzola-Balsamic Cranberry Sauce
  • Parmesan-crusted Greek Chicken
  • Linguine with Tomato, Kale, and Portobello Bacon (vegetarian option)

Sides Included:

  • Lemon and Garlic New Potatoes
  • Bacon and Cheddar Brussels Sprouts
  • Dinner Roll and Butter


  • Petite Dessert Tray for Two


  • Complimentary Glass of Champagne
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Cash Bar Available

Tuesday, February 17th  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 February is ‘J is for Jellyfish’ and March is “K is for King Snake!”. 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.


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