Museums in Des Moines, IA

Find museums in Des Moines, IA. Listings include Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, Des Moines Art Center, State Historical Society of Iowa, Salisbury House and Gardens, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and World Food Prize Hall of Laureates. Click on each in the list below the map for more information.

  • 07/08/19
    Talk about good clean fun: Bob Rees of Des Moines invented the Foaminator several years ago to add some suds to the plain old squirt gun. Just dip the nose of the battery-operated bubble blower into t...
    > State Historical Society of Iowa
  • 07/03/19
    Watch out Animal lovers! We have many cute friends at the Gallery! We ❤️: DelRae Roth, Kayla Bates Dale Divoky, Richard S. Wacha and Jenna Eckstine artworks! #IOWAEXHIBITED###IV
    > Polk County Heritage Gallery
  • 07/02/19
    There are beautiful B&W photographs displayed at the gallery. WE ❤️ @intothevvoid; @dianemichaudlowry; @jimzeller; @philroeder #IOWAEXHIBITED###IV
    > Polk County Heritage Gallery
  • 07/02/19
    The mobile museum had a great turnout in Manning last weekend. Thanks to the great people of Manning for making this a great trip and for coming out! We'll be heading to Avoca July 5 & 6, so come chec...
    > State Historical Society of Iowa
  • 07/01/19
    The John Deere C-2 Building in Waterloo won the 2019 William J. Wagner Award from the State Historic Preservation Office of Iowa. The architectural firm INVISION planning I architecture I interiors wo...
    > State Historical Society of Iowa
  • 07/01/19
    Historic preservation, country schools and research authors got a boost last week when the State Historical Society of Iowa awarded $538,000 in grant funding. Grant recipients will use the funding to ...
    > State Historical Society of Iowa
  • 06/28/19
    Attendees of the Iowa Equal Suffrage Convention held at Panora (Iowa), November 9-11, 1905.
    > State Historical Society of Iowa
  • 06/28/19
    The American experiment in democracy scored one of its biggest wins a century ago, when women were finally allowed to vote nationwide. On July 2, 1919, Iowa became the 10th state to ratify the 19th Am...
    > State Historical Society of Iowa
  • 06/28/19
    ***IOWA EXHIBITED ###IV*** The Gallery looks sooo great right now. We have filled it with more than forty different lowa-based artists! Come over, we are open until 4.30pm!
    > Polk County Heritage Gallery
  • 06/28/19
    Join The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement and Heath Lee, the first of three authors participating in the Institute’s Summer Author Series, on July 10, here at the State Histor...
    > State Historical Society of Iowa
  • 06/27/19
    The first Norwegian immigrants came to Allamakee County as early as 1851 from an area called Norde Land in the Norwegian county of Oppland, which extends into the mountains northwest of Oslo. A church...
    > State Historical Society of Iowa
  • 06/25/19
    We love @jenniferLeatherby flowers and garbage installation born out of an exercice of mental Health - Learning to see and acknowledge the joyous ans beautiful things in the world among the heartbreak...
    > Polk County Heritage Gallery
  • 06/24/19
    Happy ArtWeek Des Moines! There are tones of events this week, don't forget to stop at the gallery and check out our new show Iowa Exhibited ###IV - a juried who featuring more than forty artists from...
    > Polk County Heritage Gallery
  • 06/24/19
    The IOOF-Erickson Buildings in Northwood won the 2019 Adrian D. Anderson Award from the State Historic Preservation Office of Iowa. The annual award recognizes outstanding historic preservation of a p...
    > State Historical Society of Iowa