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Open house planned for UNI Museums June 28

June 15, 2012

Jori Wade-Booth, public affairs coordinator, UNI Museums, 319-273-7615,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Museums will host a community open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 28, at the University Museum in honor if its 120 years at UNI. The UNI Museums can be found at 3219 Hudson Road in Cedar Falls.

The open house will feature a special exhibit about the museum's history, "120 Years of Discovery, Learning and Inspiration." Currently, visitors can participate in a scavenger hunt at the museum using Quick Response (QR) Codes. These codes can be scanned on their smartphones to see additional museum photos and information regarding specific objects in the collection. The University Museum is one of only five major natural history museums in Iowa. It holds more than 110,000 objects that span through natural and human history topics.

The museum will remain open to the public through June 29 with regular hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On July 1, the University Museum will be closed to the general public. For more information, contact Jori Wade-Booth, public affairs coordinator for the UNI Museums, at 319-273-7615 or Additional information regarding the UNI Museums can be found at