Grout Museum District

503 South Street, Waterloo, IA 50701 - United States





Curiosity. We all have it. About life. About others. About ourselves.

The Grout Museum District in Waterloo, Iowa, offers five distinct museums to discover our past, present and future, and your place in it.


Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum
The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum honors the service and sacrifice of all Iowa veterans from the Civil War to present. Step into their stories through traditional exhibits, interactive activities and an electronic Wall of Honor. The Museum consists of over 35 interactive exhibits. Interviews collected via the Voices of Iowa Oral History Project total over 1,500.

Grout Museum of History & Science
The Grout Museum of History and Science features permanent and continually changing exhibitions of area history, regional flora and fauna, and the only public planetarium in Northeast Iowa, which holds weekly shows.

Bluedorn Science Imaginarium
Fire an air cannon. Create your own laser show. To satisfy your curiosity about physical science, this is the place to go. Science comes alive at the Carl A. and Peggy J. Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, a three-floor, interactive science center. Here, hands-on exhibits show how science affects your everyday life.

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