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Tue-Sat 9am to 5pm

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319-234-6357

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The Rensselaer Russell House Museum

The Rensselaer Russell House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is often cited as Iowa's finest example of Italianate architecture. Guided tours transport you back to Victorian times in Waterloo.

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Genomics Explorer
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Star Party
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Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections
Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections, is America's most nosta ... Learn More
Patent Hall of Fame
Take a look at the history of patents issued to Waterloo residents since 1861. I ... Learn More
Sullivan Brothers 5K/10K Registration
Race Date: November 8, 2014

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Strolling with the Spirits 2014
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Sullivan Brothers Memorial 5K & 10K Races
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Star Party
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Star Party
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Star Party - Lunar Eclipse!
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Summer Day Camp: Astronomy
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Summer Day Camp: Space Shot!
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Wild Kratts Kids Club
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Wild Kratts Kids Club
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Wild Kratts Kids Club
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Movies at the Museum
The first Saturday of each month, starting at 1:00 unless otherwise noted. Movi ... Learn More
Museum Madness: Mysteries at the Museum
Dive into some of history's greatest mysteries and put your detective skills to ... Learn More
Museum Madness: The Sound of Science
Learn all about the science behind sounds during Museum Madness: The Sound of Sc ... Learn More
Annual Cabin Fever Quilt Retreat
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