Turtles: Secrets of the Shell
Julien Dubuque International Film Festival Screenings
Turtles: Secrets of the Shell will exhibit at the Museum & Aquarium beginning in March 2013. The exhibit includes live animal displays, audiovisual presentations, informational panels, hands-on experiential components, and educator led programs. After display at the Museum & Aquarium, key components of Turtles will travel to nature centers across Iowa. The traveling exhibit, Turtles! A Traveling Exhibit for Iowa's Environmental Learning Centers, includes educational and experiential learning activities, as well as informational panels. Turtles! will travel to at least eight nature centers in 2014, and will likely continue traveling throughout 2015.
The exhibit Turtles: Secrets of the Shell, supports the Museum & Aquarium's mission to explore life of the Mississippi River and the rivers of America and their global connections, and to research, interpret,educate, and promote the conservation of their historical and natural environment. With the opening of Turtles, we hope to draw attention to the tremendous conservation challenges faced by these animals.
We are proud to host screenings of films for the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival! On the third Friday of the month, visit our 3D/4D Theater to experience the work of up and coming filmmakers. Doors open at 6pm, films start at 7pm. Cash bar and concessions available. For more information, visit julienfilmfest.com.
Ninth Annual Children's Party
The Museum & Aquarium offers a program for toddlers on the 3rd 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 March is "X is for eXtra special animals"!
Cost is just $5.00 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 email email@example.com
Civil War Symposium
Come out for a Turtle-y Good Time at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium's Ninth Annual Children's Party! This event is after hours on Friday, April 4th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm in the Mississippi River Center.
Activities include games and prizes, an appearance by Sippi the River Otter, live animal demonstrations, snacks, and crafts! Admission to the party is $5.00 per person and includes admission to the Mississippi River Center exhibits. Limited free snacks will be provided and food, ice cream, and soda will be available for purchase at the Mississippi Grounds Café.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
With the upcoming opening of our Civil War exhibit in April 2014, we are excited to announce our Civil War Symposium on Saturday, April 26th. Various speakers will present throughout the day on topics related to how the Civil War affected the Mississippi River and its people.
Stay tuned for more details on the symposium and our upcoming Civil War exhibit.