Who Was: Louis Armstrong

Calling all you cool cats! Stay tuned for a jumping good time with this Who Was story about the great Louis Armstrong! For our activity we will be creating a Jazz-inspired saxophone collage.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at AAMI

The African American Museum of Iowa invites you to join us on Monday, January 21, 2019 for a celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Museum will be offering discounted admission at $1.00 per person from 10 am to 4 pm to honor Dr. King. In addition, the Museum is celebrating Dr. King’s message of peace by collaborating with Veterans for Peace Chapter #169 to create and decorate Peace Poles. The Veterans for Peace have made it their goal to put up as many Peace Poles as possible in the area and the Museum is supporting this goal by inviting patrons to help decorate Peace Poles on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day while they visit the Museum. The Museum will supply the poles and supplies, all we need is you and your creative ideas! Join us January 21 for learning, reflection, and crafting in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his vision of integration, and his teaching of peace.

Learn more about the Peace Pole initiative in this article from the Gazette.

Raise The Roof: Giving Tuesday 2018

Expanding our reach across Iowa utilizes a variety of resources. This Giving Tuesday, the African American Museum of Iowa is asking for your support to reach our goal of $6,250 to help minimize the impact of expenses like building maintenance, technology, equipment and much more. Starting November 27 at 12am, we encourage you to make a donation and help us meet our goal. Online donations $25 and over will get 2 free passes to the museum!

250 donations of $25 for our 25th Anniversary!

Come in and make a donation on November 27, from 10am – 4pm and get rewarded with treats and prizes from local businesses!



Night at the Museum: Guided Tours

Free guided tours of the AAMI’s exhibits, “Driven By Hope” and “Endless Possibilities” with regular paid admission! Tours begin on the hour, starting at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm.

Regular admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2.50 for students. Children 5 and under and Museum Members are free!

Winter Warm: Youth Winter Accessory Drive

Get FREE admission to the AAMI when you donate new, with tags, winter youth clothing accessories (gloves, hats, etc.). One free admission per item.

The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

All donations benefit