Sioux City Public Museum exhibitsLocated in the heart of downtown Sioux City, the Sioux City Public Museum features large, colorful exhibits, interactive displays, and much more. Admission is free.

Visitors will discover the “Spirit of Sioux City” through a lively 12-minute orientation film in the ornate “corn palace theatre.” A variety of hands-on experiences are available including the award-winning “Innovation I-Wall” and “The Big Dig,” which replicates an active fossil dig site.

Along with our dynamic permanent exhibits, a variety of temporary Exhibits feature local history interpreted through artifacts from our collections or private collections. Get a preview of all the Museum has to offer on the Visitor Experience and Floor Map pages. Or take a Virtual Tour from anywhere.

Want to learn more about a particular aspect of Sioux City history? Then visit or contact the Research Center and Collections.

Life-long learners of all ages can experience local and regional history through the variety of educational programming. Visit the Education & Programs section for details.

Take home a piece of Sioux City history by visiting the Museum Store for books, toys, souvenirs and gifts.

Classrooms are available to rent for community events and private parties. See the Room Rental section for details.

The facility also houses the Museum's administrative offices.

Accessiblity: The Sioux City Public Museum is fully accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available upon request on a first come, first served basis. Headphones for the orientation film are available for the hearing impaired at the information desk.  

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 Time machine  Orientation Theatre  Innovation I-Wall





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Sioux City Public Museum

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


(712) 279 6174


607 4th Street

Sioux City, IA 51101