FOREST CITY, Iowa – It’s a unique way to bring science and history to everybody in the state.
The University of Iowa launched a Mobile Museum that’s making its way through our area.
The museum on wheels gives folks a chance to see some of the artifacts that are housed at the Museum of Natural History in Iowa City.
The exhibit features fossils from ice age giants that once lived in Iowa, as well as artifacts from early Iowans, including the first corn farmers.
“The thing I prize most, is seeing the expressions on the faces of children. It’s amazement, excitement and a reminder that the curiosity that we all have as children is really what ultimately drives exploration forward,” explains Daniel Reed, the Vice President of Research and Economic Development for the University of Iowa.
The Mobile Museum will be in Forest City through Friday, and then will travel along the RAGBRAI route during the big race. So far it’s had 5,000 visitors.