The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium gives you a unique opportunity to learn all about their historical collections, as well as their living collections – why? Because it’s both a museum AND an aquarium of course!
This family-friendly day out along the grand Mississippi River has two very different types of collections, both of which will fascinate and educate!
The historical collections feature items of the Dubuque County Historical Society, which record the people of the county, as well as the Mississippi River Valley. Kids might be amazed at how much interesting history there is right under their feet!
These collections also explore the rivers of the USA, and their connection to the people and the environment. Kids can explore Native American life, as well as early settlement, commerce, river art, conservation, and even music!
Then of course, there is the aquarium within the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium! Kids can come face to face with sweet creatures such as otters, creatures from the flooded forest regions, the bayou, and even catfish and gar within their largest freshwater habitat – the Main Channel.
These exhibits really let kids learn about the different environments there are within the area, and how different the creatures are within each one.
Learning is made even more fun with various animal programs, including creature features, and fish feeding, and there is a super fun 3D and 4d theater experience – complete with sound, mist and wind to make the experience that much more real!
Great historic and ecological fun at this Mississippi museum and aquarium – what will you discover today!?