Reach for the stars at the only public planetarium in Northeast Iowa! See the current seasonal schedule.
Winter Free Day 2019
Toddler Time: Snow Science
History of Motorcycling in the Cedar Valley 1908 - 1960's
Remembering the Day the Music Died
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From Victoriana to Veterans, Science to Stars, Pioneers to Pythons…the Grout Museum District truly has something for everyone
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Thank you for teaching us a lot about the history of our community. I loved going to Museum School. We learned about the railroads and Rath Packing. I liked when we did the one room school house. I also learned that pioneers were never wasteful.
Kenzie R. - 3rd Grade Museum School
Established in 1932, the Grout Museum District is widely acknowledged as one of the cornerstones of culture in Northeast Iowa. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Grout Museum District includes five distinct properties:
The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum honors the service and sacrifice of all Iowa veterans from the Civil War to present.
Permanent and continually changing exhibitions of area history, regional flora and fauna.
This hands-on science center makes learning scientific principles fun through interactive exhibits and formal demonstrations.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Russell House is often cited as Iowa's finest example of Italianate architecture.
The culturally and historically rich Snowden House is available for rent. Its charming Victorian Italianate exterior adds elegance to any event.
Sites & Exhibits
The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum has been collecting oral histories from Iowa veterans since 2003. Currently the museum has over 1500 interviews from 70 Iowa counties.