UI Mobile Museum goes to 'Final Frontier'

UI Mobile Museum goes to 'Final Frontier'

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Set to be at Riverside's Trek Fest Saturday, June 28
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The UI Mobile Museum is rolling into communities across the entire state, including Riverside on June 28.

The University of Iowa Mobile Museum will help put the science in science fiction as it visits Trek Fest in Riverside on Saturday, June 28.

“We’re proud to be part of one of Iowa’s most unique community festivals,” says Mobile Museum educator J.C. Gillett.

The Mobile Museum will be located at the Riverside History Center, 361 E. 1st St., from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to bring a taste of Iowa’s past to a celebration of Captain Kirk’s future birthplace.

The Mobile Museum features exhibits that focus on three very different eras in Iowa’s history:

Iowa’s Ice Age Giants explores the great mammals that roamed Iowa during the last ice age and their sudden extinction.

• The exhibit Iowa’s Ancient Agriculturalists tells the story of the Glenwood culture centered in the Loess Hills and its connections to the Iowa landscape through agriculture.

• Cornerstones focuses on the founding of Iowa and writing of its constitution, the construction of the Old Capitol building and the creation of the University of Iowa.

The Mobile Museum also includes an interactive digital wall that invites visitors to explore UI research and creativity.

For more information on the Mobile Museum or for information on planning a Mobile Museum visit to your community, please visit discover.research.uiowa.edu or email mobile-museum@uiowa.edu.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. The Mobile Museum is equipped with a wheelchair lift. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact the Mobile Museum in advance at 319-335-2898.

Contacts

Casey Westlake, Pentacrest Museums, 319-335-3591

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