Each fall, the Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) organizes and sponsors Iowa Archaeology Month, which offers presentations, exhibits, in-class programming, and hands-on demonstrations. For more information, visit the OSA website: http://www.uiowa.edu/~osa/IAM/.
The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History offers the Iowa Hall; visitors can take a 500-million-year journey through Iowa's past, exploring the state's geology, ecology, and native cultures. Featured displays include a coral reef from 380 million years ago, a prehistoric coal swamp, a giant Ice Age sloth, Meskwaki traditional artwork, the 500-foot bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, and the arrival of Marquette and Jolliet in 1673. For more information, call (319) 335-0480 or go to http://www.uiowa.edu/~nathist/.
The Putnam Museum in Davenport offers a host of programs and educational activities for kids. Try their Rube Goldberg Design summer camp, July 8th to July 12th, 2013, or see an educational film on their giant movie screen. The museum has a permanent exhibit called Unearthing Ancient Egypt, as well as Dinosaurs Unearthed, a travelling exhibit. There are also in-museum programs for classes, including Scribe School and Ancient Egypt: Isis Neferit. For more information, call (563) 324-1933, or visit http://www.putnam.org/.
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