Aequora: Latin Summer Camps

Join us for a week long summer camp at the Old Capitol Museum! Participants will enjoy games, activities and lessons immersed in Roman history, culture and Latin language. Camp attendees will need to bring a packed lunch each day. Program takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • June 13-17: Elementary School Students (Register here.)

Aequora is a program of the Paideia Institute.

Creepy Campus Crawl

Creepy Campus Crawl

Each year Old Capitol teams up with the UI Museum of Natural History and the UI Department of Geoscience to present a ghoulishy fun, safe, and educational Halloween extravaganza.  Students from the University of Iowa help to bring buildings alive with special costumes, tours, activities, plays and more. 

Movies Under the Dome

Movies Under the Dome

Join us for a variety of free film showings, based on the themes of our current temporary exhibits.

Pentacrest Museums Family Weekend

Family Weekend

Every April, join us for family fun and activities at the Old Capitol Museum and the UI Museum of Natural History.

Piano Sundays

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Featuring the University of Iowa's amazing talent in a unique and inspiring setting, Piano Sundays present the finest of students in addition to the noted School of Music Piano Area faculty.  Supported by West Music and the University of Iowa School of Music.

Read on the Rug

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Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Pentacrest Museums! Recommended for ages, children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

Cost is free, space is limited to ten and registration is required.  Please pre-register by by emailing or clicking the registration link for an individual program.

Read on the Rug typically alternates between the Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Natural History.  Check individual program listings for each month's location.