National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

350 E 3rd St, Dubuque (IA), 52001, United States

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(800) 226-3369

Work hours
MO closed SA 10:00 – 17:00
TU 10:00 – 17:00 SU 10:00 – 17:00
WE 10:00 – 17:00
TH 10:00 – 17:00
FR 10:00 – 17:00

Where fun & learning flow together!

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Mission The Mission of the Dubuque County Historical Society [and its National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium] is to explore life of Dubuque, the Mississippi River, and the Rivers of America and their global connections, and to research, interpret, educate and promote the conservation of their historical and natural environment.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat at "rivermuseum."


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!

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