120 Years of Discovery, Learning & Inspiration
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, June 28, 2012;
6:30-8 pm at the University Museum
The community is invited to visit the University Museum one last time before it closes its doors to the public permanently at the end of June.
The Friends of the UNI Museums will host a Community Open House Thursday, June 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the University Museum, 3219 Hudson Road in Cedar Falls. The event is being held in honor of the University Museum's 120 years on campus. Refreshments will be served.
Attendees will be able to view a special exhibit, "120 Years of Discovery, Learning & Inspiration," that documents the museum's history. Museums staff have also created a scavenger hunt using quick response (QR) codes. Using a smart phone, visitors can find and scan the QR codes throughout the museum to see additional photos, explore new information, and learn the story of how and from whom the museum received some of the objects in its collection.
As of July 1, the University Museum building will be closed to the general public. At that time, the administration of the University of Northern Iowa Museums will move from the Division of Continuing Education to the Rod Library.
The University Museum began in 1892 through the individual collecting by faculty members. It is one of only five major natural history museums within the State of Iowa, and one of an even smaller number featuring collections with a global perspective. The collection of more than 110,000 objects covers a wide selection of natural and human history topics.
The University Museum will be open to the public until June 29. Hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.