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University of Northern Iowa


Discover. Learn. Be Inspired.

museum buildingThe University of Northern Iowa Museums & Collections contribute to the education, research, and public service missions of the University through educational programming, exhibition, collection, and preservation.

For the campus and general public, the Museums foster lifelong learning and the exchange of ideas, as well as a respect for our natural resources and the human heritage of the world.


school signThe UNI Museums are comprised of the University Museum (a museum of nature and culture) and the Marshall Center School (a restored historic one-room schoolhouse). They are administered by the Department of Museums & Collections at the University of Northern Iowa, within the Rod Library. The Department also serves in an advisory role to academic departments for teaching collections across campus.

imaThe UNI Museums are also members of the Iowa Museum Association, dedicated to promoting museums within the state as leading centers for preserving, interpreting and understanding our natural and cultural heritage.

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