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University of Northern Iowa


A museum of nature and culture

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3219 Hudson Road
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0199
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-4:30
Ph: 319-273-2188
Fax: 319-273-6924
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Discovering the World!

The University Museum is one of only five major natural history museums within the State of Iowa, and one of an even smaller number featuring collections with a global perspective.

The collection of more than 110,000 objects, which supports the University's curriculum and research, covers a wide selection of natural and human history topics.

The Museum offers exhibits, lectures, traveling exhibitions and other special events to heighten student and public awareness of environmental and cultural diversity and serves as a forum for the discussion of global issues. There's so much to do!


The University Museum began in 1892 through the individual collecting by faculty members of artifacts and specimens for use in the classroom. These collections were initiated by those in the disciplines of geology and biology, but were later expanded to include history and anthropology. The Museum has always been an educational resource for the general public as well as the campus.


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