ad7a24733bc0108ff941584b0357794cdd0f31c1The University of Iowa is bringing their Mobile Museum and its all-new for 2015 exhibits to the Prairie Heritage Center at 4931 Yellow Ave on Friday, July 17! This is an event that you WON’T want to miss!

There are several ways to take part in this incredible opportunity.

The mobile museum will be open for touring from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Explore the science of water in Water Underground: Iowa’s Most Essential Resource; discover the University of Iowa’s important role in space exploration with Hawkeyes in Space; and step back in time to learn how Iowans lived in World War II through Over Here from Over There. Digital touchscreens feature exhibits on research and creative activity in a variety of University of Iowa departments. The Mobile Museum is free and open to the public and is equipped with a wheelchair lift. Come-and-go activities within the Prairie Heritage Center will also provide visitors with hands-on experiences with water related learning from 11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Youth ages 5 – 12 are invited to take part in a mini-learning experience – “What Do You Know about Water” from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. This event will include games, activities, a craft and a snack in addition to a chance to look through the mobile museum.

Finally, at 7:00 p.m. enjoy a lively presentation by a University of Iowa presenter describing an Iowa’s experience during World War II. This presentation is told through the lens of letters between a man and wife as they experienced the war half-a-world away from each other. Come early to tour the mobile museum and then stay for the presentation.

For more information about these great experiences, contact the Prairie Heritage Center at 712-295-7200.