Mobile Museum Debuts New Exhibits

Apr 10, 2015

The University of Iowa’s museum on wheels is gearing up for another summer on the road, this year with new exhibits.  

Ben Kieffer talks with JC Gillette inside the mobile museum.
Credit Lindsey Moon / Iowa Public Radio

2014 exhibits focused on the natural history of Iowa and the human body. This year visitors will find exhibits about Iowans in space, World War II and water.

JC Gillett travels with the 38-foot converted RV.

“There are more than 120 researchers at the University of Iowa working on water quality projects, so we wanted to show people what they are drinking,” Gillett says.

The mobile museum is a partnership between the UI Vice President for Research and Economic Development, the UI Museum of Natural History and the Old Capitol Museum. Find out more about the museum and its tour schedule here.