Medical Museum

A picture of the medical museum

One of the perennial delights of hospital visitors is to tour the galleries of our Medical Museum, located on the 8th floor of the Colloton Pavilion, near elevator F. The museum is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 1 to 4 p.m.

Through rotating and traveling exhibits of photographs, artifacts, and "hands-on" activities, visitors can experience the structure and functions of the human body and learn about some of the most common diseases and injuries.

The museum also presents and interprets health-science and health-care innovations, showing how University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has an important role in the challenges of disease discovery and treatment. The museum also sponsors a lecture series open to the general public on topics related to current exhibitions, on the history of health care, and on medical and ethical issues.