Sioux City Public Museum

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

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 their dynamic permanent exhibits, a variety of temporary exhibits feature local history interpreted through artifacts from their private collections. Visitors can get a preview of all the museum has to offer on the visitor experience and floor map pages. Virtual tours can be taken from virtually anywhere.

If visitors want to learn more about a particular aspect of Sioux City history, they’re welcome to contact the research center and archives. Life-long learners of all ages can experience local and regional history through the variety of educational programming. Classrooms are available to rent for community events and private parties. Or they can just take home a piece of Sioux City history by visiting the gift shop for books, toys, souvenirs and gifts.


Contact Information

Sioux City Public Museum
Reservations and Information:
(712) 279-6174

607 4th Street, Sioux City, Iowa 51101, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Seasons Open

    Please call the phone number provided to see about the museum's availability during the year
  • Prices and Fees

    Free Admission
  • Accessibility

    The Sioux City Public Museum has wheelchairs available upon request on a first come, first served basis. Headphones for the hearing impaired are provided at the information desk.