Iowa Archaeology Month
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 Web site at: http://www.uiowa.edu/~osa/.
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 visit: http://www.uiowa.edu/~nathist/.
The Putnam Museum in Davenport offers a host of programs and educational activities for children. Try their dinosaur or Egyptology themed summer camps, 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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