National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
|National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium|
|Established||June 28, 2003|
|Location||Dubuque, Iowa, USA|
Natural history, Science
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is a museum located in Dubuque, Iowa, USA. The museum is a property of the Dubuque County Historical Society, with two centers on the riverfront campus: the Mississippi River Center and the National River Center.
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Campus
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is home to museum exhibits on the culture and history of America's rivers. The campus also includes over a dozen aquariums featuring wildlife representative of that found in the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico and other river systems and deltas, including giant catfish, sturgeon, ducks, frogs, turtles, rays, octopus, river otters, and more. There are also an outdoor exhibits, featuring river otters, a marsh, and large artifacts, such as steam boilers, boats, a blacksmith shop, a stream, and raptor aviaries including bald eagles.
William Woodward Mississippi River Center
- Mississippi River Discovery Center
- Carver Wet Lab
- Historic Train Depot
- Fred W. Woodward Riverboat Museum
- Steamboat William M. Black, a National Historic Landmark
- The Pfohl Boatyard
- Woodward Wetland
Diamond Jo National River Center
- Rivers to the Sea
- National Rivers Hall of Fame
- Mississippi River Plaza
- River's Edge Cafe
- Turtles: Secrets of the Shell
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- Official website
- Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium Documentary produced by Iowa Public Television