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State Historical Museum of Iowa

  • Region: Downtown
  • 600 E Locust Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50319
  • Phone: (515) 281-5111
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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):: https://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: Monday - Saturday
  • Food Served Until: 2pm
  • 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
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Exhibits Space 1
  • 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
  • Banquet Capacity 350
  • Number of Rooms 10
  • Classroom Capacity 60
  • A/V Capabilities? true
  • Free Parking? true
  • Wireless Internet Available? true
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

Art at the Cafe: Aviary by Jen P. Harris

  • November 1, 2017 - January 29, 2018
    Mondays - Saturdays 11am - 2pm

Camping the Night Away

  • February 22, 2018
    From: 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM