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Tue-Sat 9am to 5pm

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319-234-6357

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Welcome to the Grout Museum District

Curiosity. We all have it. About life. About others. About ourselves. The Grout Museum District in Waterloo, Iowa, offers five distinct museums to discover our past, present and future, and your place in it.

Grout Museum of History & Science Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum Snowden House Rensselaer Russell House Museum Bluedorn Science Imaginarium
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News

Summer Newsletter
"Collections" is the quarterly newsletter for the entire Grout Museum District. Get news and events at your fingertips! Click here to view PDF
Contest

Portraits of Iowa
The GMD and Hawkeye Community College are currently collecting portrait photographs for the upcoming exhibit Portraits of Iowa. .....More
Programming

Summer Calendar
The GMD Summer Programming calendar for 2014 is now available! Download here.
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The Curious World of Patent Models: Organized by the Rothschild Patent Model Collection
From the time the U.S. Patent Office was formed by Thomas Jefferson in 1790 inve ... Learn More
Genomics Explorer
Genomics eXplorer examines Earth's most crucial living creatures - plants - and ... Learn More
Patent Hall of Fame
Take a look at the history of patents issued to Waterloo residents since 1861. I ... Learn More
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Strolling with the Spirits 2014
* Stroll through the cemetery as actors bring some of Waterloo's earliest reside ... Learn More
Five Sullivan Brothers Veteran's Memorial 5K & 10K Races
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Star Party
The Black Hawk Astronomy Club and the Grout Museum District are delighted to spo ... Learn More
Star Party
The Black Hawk Astronomy Club and the Grout Museum District are delighted to spo ... Learn More
Star Party
The Black Hawk Astronomy Club and the Grout Museum District are delighted to spo ... Learn More
Star Party
The Black Hawk Astronomy Club and the Grout Museum District are delighted to spo ... Learn More
Star Party
The Black Hawk Astronomy Club and the Grout Museum District are delighted to spo ... Learn More
Star Party - Lunar Eclipse!
The Black Hawk Astronomy Club and the Grout Museum District are delighted to spo ... Learn More
Weekly Wonders: Innovative Inventors
Discover how people have used their ingenuity to change the world around them. L ... Learn More
Weekly Wonders: Rockhounds
Discover the difference between rocks and minerals. Learn how to identify a vari ... Learn More
Summer Day Camp: Dragons
Learn the history behind classic dragon stories. Each day children will learn ab ... Learn More
Summer Day Camp: Superhero Science
Learn the science behind some of your favorite superheroes. Each day will focus ... Learn More
Summer Day Camp: Astronomy
Explore the different aspects of astronomy. Make your own telescope, and attend ... Learn More
Summer Day Camp: Space Shot!
Get ready for some high-flying summer fun during this week long science camp. Le ... Learn More
What's In A Name? The Soul of a Quilt
For hundreds of years quilt making has stimulated imagination for the individual ... Learn More
Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections
?Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections, is America's most nost ... Learn More
Moonlight Mixers: Statewide Tailgate
Discover the history of collegiate football in the state of Iowa. Enjoy trivia a ... Learn More
Wild Kratts Kids Club
Looking for a fun and exciting way to spend a Saturday morning? Join the Wild Kr ... Learn More
Wild Kratts Kids Club
Looking for a fun and exciting way to spend a Saturday morning? Join the Wild Kr ... Learn More
Wild Kratts Kids Club
Looking for a fun and exciting way to spend a Saturday morning? Join the Wild Kr ... Learn More
Movies at the Museum
The first Saturday of each month, starting at 1:00 unless otherwise noted. Movi ... Learn More
Museum Madness: Mysteries at the Museum
Dive into some of history's greatest mysteries and put your detective skills to ... Learn More
Museum Madness: The Sound of Science
Learn all about the science behind sounds during Museum Madness: The Sound of Sc ... Learn More
Annual Cabin Fever Quilt Retreat
Further details TBA. Learn More
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