National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque

4.6
#1 of 163 in Parks in Iowa
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We are a private, non-profit organization.

Two centers, One campus, Endless Opportunities for Adventure... Dive into the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium today!

WILLIAM WOODWARD DISCOVERY CENTER offers historical exhibits plus six large aquariums that let you get “up close and personal” with river otters, alligators, giant catfish, and ancient sturgeon of the Mississippi River.

NATIONAL RIVER CENTER includes three main galleries (River Ways, Rivers to the Sea and RiverWORKS), ocean aquariums, a 4D theater, the Bowell River Library, River's Edge Cafe, and more!

For tickets and other information, visit www.rivermuseum.com.
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  • A great museum with lots to see and do! The family loved all the interactive displays. Wonderful to learn about the history of the city and river. Well maintained and excellent staff that helped us al...  more »
  • Very interesting museum for the whole family. Two buildings and a book-air space. All this related to the history, flora and fauna of the river courses and their influence on the development of the American economy and society.
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  • We had such a good time! I remember visiting several years ago after they had just opened, and I was so impressed with everything that has been added. Loved the stingrays. Great place to take kids to teach them about the river and how important it is to do our part to keep it safe and beautiful. Kids will have so much fun they won't even know they're learning. Staff is friendly and very knowledgeable.
  • What a great place to take the family. I had no idea how large the campus was. There is a really great mix of exhibits, both indoors and out. There was a surprising number of hands on areas including sting ray pool, water works table, crayfish station and an imaginary play area for the little kids. Great for a few hours of quality entertainment!

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