National Mississippi River & Aquarium Offers Free Virtual Programs

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is offering free live virtual programs this fall on a variety of behind-the-scenes topics. The programs began Sept. 22 at 7 PM and take place select Tuesdays through Nov. 10.

  • Day in the Life of a Keeper (Oct. 6, 7 PM) – Featuring a River Museum keeper and discussing a keeper’s day-to-day work, how keepers care for the River Museum’s over 2,000 animals, and how they got started in the field.
  • Dust to Dust: Victorians’ Obsession with Death (Oct. 20, 7 PM) – A follow-up to the Ham Site’s Linwood Legacies exhibit, this program will feature death and burial practices of the Victorian era, including hair art and funeral fashion.
  • Animal Misunderstandings (Nov. 10, 7 PM) – Exploring misconceptions of a few unique animals in the River Museum’s collection as well as myths associated with them.

Each program includes a half hour of content and approximately 15 minutes for questions. Registration is required for each program and can be completed by visiting Following registration, participants will receive a link to the scheduled program provided on the Zoom platform. Following the program, a follow-up email will be sent with a link of the program recording, in the event the registrant was unable to watch the live program.

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