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State Historical Museum of Iowa

  • 600 E Locust Street | Des Moines, IA 50319
  • Phone: (515) 281-5111
  • Region: Downtown
  • Overview
    With three floors showcasing Iowa’s accomplishments, contributions and heritage across our 99 counties, experience our state’s rich history through exhibits and artifacts. Now featuring Hollywood in the Heartland, a blockbuster exhibit celebrating Iowa’s movie legacy, and the First in the Nation exhibit that explores presidential candidates’ journeys through the Iowa caucuses and beyond.
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    General Information
    • Admission Price: Free.
    • Group Rates: Please call (515) 281-5111 for group pricing.
    • Guides Available:
    • Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-Sat.
    • Season: Year-round; closed official State holidays.
    • Self-Guided Tours:
    • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly): iowaculture.gov/history/education/field-trips-group-visits
    • Tour Length: Varies
    General Information
    • Accept Credit Cards:
    • Accept Reservations:
    • Bar:
    • Catering Available:
    • Children's Menu:
    • Days of Operation: M-Sat
    • Food Served Until: 2 p.m.
    • Hours of Operation: Catering is available for private meetings all day if needed.
    • Largest Capacity of Private Dining Rooms: 60
    • Number of Private Dining Rooms: 1
    • Outdoor Seating Capacity: 40
    • Patio Dining:
    • Private Dining Space:
    • Seating Capacity of Private Dining: 50
    • Total Seating Capacity: 100
  • Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Exhibits Space
    • Description The State Historical Building offers a variety of event spaces to accommodate group sizes from 10–500. The sky-lit atrium is perfect for a wedding reception; consider the auditorium for film screenings, presentations and lectures or book one of the multiple classrooms for your meeting or luncheon.
    • Largest Room 24000
    • Total Sq. Ft. 50000
    • Reception Capacity 500
    • Theatre Capacity 500
    • A/V Capabilities? true
    • Free Parking? true
    • Wireless Internet Available? true
    • Banquet Capacity 350
    • Number of Rooms 10
    • Classroom Capacity 60
    Classroom B
    • Classroom Capacity: 45
    Atrium
    • Theater Capacity: 500
    • Banquet Capacity: 350
    • Reception Capacity: 350
    Combined classrooms
    • Classroom Capacity: 60
    Classroom A
    • Classroom Capacity: 20
    Auditorium
    • Theater Capacity: 248
    Cafe Terrace
    • Theater Capacity: 175
    • Banquet Capacity: 175
    • Reception Capacity: 175
    Grand Terrace
    • Banquet Capacity: 400
    • Reception Capacity: 500
    Tone Boardroom
    • Classroom Capacity: 12
    Heritage A
    • Theater Capacity: 40
    • Classroom Capacity: 30
    Heritage B
    • Theater Capacity: 20
    • Classroom Capacity: 24
    Executive Conference Room
    • Classroom Capacity: 18
    Cafe Baratta's
    • Banquet Capacity: 50
    • Reception Capacity: 65
  • Events

    November 12, 2020

    Iowa History 101: Iowa and the Great War

    From: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

    Online Webinar

  • Location
    600 E Locust Street | Des Moines, IA 50319