5145 Rockwell Drive NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: (319) 363-7829
Fax: (319) 393-1074
Arts & Museums
Owned and operated by the Linn County Historical Society, the Carl and Mary Koehler History Center's permanent gallery include information and displays on archaeology, Native Americans, farming, the train station, immigration, local industries and people who have had an impact on the history of Linn County.
With over 7,200 paintings ranging from Roman era to the present days, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art merits a visit from all those passionate about fine arts. The museum also boasts of the largest collection of Grant Wood works, which is a must go for all his fans. The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art offers guided tours through the museum that will give you detailed information on all the exhibits. The museum also conducts events and shows that regularly which find locals coming in. To know more about the museum or book a tour, check the website.
Fun for any age, the Science Station is a not-for-profit science and technology museum that features over 100 hands-on exhibits on such topics as electricity, sound, light, optical illusions, flight, dinosaurs, the human body, heat and the solar system, an IMAX theatre, and several educational programs.
Overlooking the Cedar River, the African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center offers exhibits on the history of African and African Americans in the United States, with emphasis on Iowa. School tours and group tours are available. The Aldeen Davis Celebration Hall is available for rent. The Nikee Museum Store features exotic one-of-a-kind gifts.
Located in a small Czech ghetto, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library explores the Czech and Slovakian culture through its diverse collection. The museum pertains to its neighboring Czech immigrants by disseminating its native culture and history. You can learn here about their traditions, lifestyle, art, crafts and so on. The library has several books, photographs, videos and archives that cater to the same aspect. Shop for jewelry, books and other gift items at their store. Events here include book launches, discussions, seminars and local fiestas.
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