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Mississippi River Museum deals and discounts can help reduce the admission costs to the museum. Discounts are offered for groups, members, seniors, and annual members.

The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, also called the Mississippi River Museum, is located in Dubuque, Iowa. The museum is open year round, closing only on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Labor Day through October 31, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November through Memorial Day Weekend.[1]

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Operated by Mississippi River Museum
Address 350 East Third Street, Port of Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Phone number 800-226-3369
Types of deals Group discounts, senior discounts, member offers, combo tickets
Typical savings $2-5 off admission
Author Allison Hughes


Mississippi River Museum Coupons and Free Offers

  • Children under the age of three are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult.[2]
  • Coupons for the Mississippi River Museum may occasionally be offered inside Dubuque, Iowa area tourist brochures and magazines. These can often be found at local visitor centers, in the lobbies of area hotels, or at local attractions.

Mississippi River Museum Discounts and Deals

  • Senior citizens aged 65 and older receive a $2 discount on general admission. The museum also extends a $5 discount to children aged 3 to 17.[2]
  • Museum visitors can "Like" the Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium on Facebook, and get access to a variety of promotional discounts and news. Some of these may be exclusive to Facebook fans.[3]
  • Visitors can also follow the museum and aquarium's Twitter feed for the latest offers.[3]
  • Guests can purchase an annual membership to the museum and aquarium, and in turn receive free admission for an entire year. Additional member offers include discounted tickets for guests, 10 percent off at the museum store, reduced 3D and 4D theater tickets, and half off admission rates at AZA zoos and aquariums throughout the U.S. Membership rates begin at $65 a year for individuals and $125 a year for families.[4]
  • Visitors can pay an extra $3 fee to receive admission to the mississippi River Museum, and either the Old Jail Museum or the Mathias Ham House Historic Site.[2]
  • Group discounts are available by calling the museum directly.[2]
  • School groups can arrange a field trip at the Mississippi River Museum and receive a discounted rate for all guests. In addition, the museum will grant one free chaperone ticket for every 15 student tickets.[5]

Mississippi River Museum Hotel Deals

Hotels and motels near the museum frequently offer special rates for visitors.[6] These include:

  • The Hampton Inn Dubuque - Members of AARP receive a 10 percent Hampton Inn AARP discount when they show a valid membership card at check-in. AAA Auto Club members also qualify for a 10 percent rate discount at the hotel.[7]
  • The Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque Downtown - Seniors aged 65 and older save up to 10 percent off qualifying stays at the hotel with valid proof of age.[8]
  • The Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark - Guests who stay at this Dubuque hotel may qualify for discounted passes to the Mississippi River Museum. Visitors can inquire about discounts at the hotel front desk.[9]

Visiting the Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

A tour of the National Mississippi Museum and Aquarium, located in DuBuque, Iowa

About Mississippi River Museum

The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium offers visitors a variety of attractions and services. This includes exhibits, a 3D and 4D theater, educational programs and group trips, an online store and an on-site gift shop.[2] The museum also features "RiverWorks", an interactive children's area with hands-on, water-based activities.[10]

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  1. http://www.mississippirivermuseum.com/visitorinfo_hours.cfm
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 http://www.mississippirivermuseum.com/visitorinfo.cfm
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.mississippirivermuseum.com/#images/Homepage/Thumbnails575/facebook%20like%20homepage%20slide.jpg
  4. http://www.mississippirivermuseum.com/memberships.cfm
  5. http://www.mississippirivermuseum.com/groups_student_edu.cfm
  6. http://www.mississippirivermuseum.com/visitorinfo_lodging.cfm
  7. http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/iowa/hampton-inn-dubuque-DBQIAHX/offers/index.htm
  8. http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/iowa/hilton-garden-inn-dubuque-downtown-DBQDTGI/offers/index.htm
  9. http://grandharborresort.com/rooms_specials.cfm
  10. http://www.mississippirivermuseum.com/features.cfm