Sanford Museum & Planetarium

117 E Willow St, Cherokee, Iowa 51012

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West Gallery Exhibit:
Now showing:

Earth Extremes!

Earth Extremes is a colorful Earth Science exhibit for all ages. Visitors will be invited to explore areas full of activities, experiments and so much more! This exhibit will be available through the summer.




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Current Events:

 

June Events:


June Art Wall: Cherokee County 4th Grade Soil Posters

June West Gallery Exhibit: Earth Extremes!

June 8: Archaeology Field School begins

June 8: “Gitchie Girl” Book signing, 4:30-5:30, Author’s Talk, 6:30

June 26: Public Planetarium Showing, 2:00 p.m.

June 28: Coffee with the Curators, 10:00 a.m.


July Events


July Art Wall: Marina Van Leeuwen


July West Gallery Exhibit: Earth Extremes!


July 6: NWIAS Meeting: Native American Star Stories, 6:00 p.m.


July 9: Paddle with an Archaeologist with CCCB


July 11-14: Turkey Track Kids Archaeological Camp


July 26: Coffee with the Curators, 10:00 a.m.


July 31: Public Planetarium Show, 2:00 p.m.


August Events


August Art Wall: John Evans


August West Gallery Exhibit: Earth Extremes!


August 3: NWIAS Meeting: Road Trip of Waterman Creek Sites


August 5-6: Four County Float


August 12: Meteors and a Movie, 10:00 p.m.


August 20: Explore Earth Science, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


August 28: Public Planetarium Show, 2:00 p.m.


August 30: Coffee with the Curators, 10:00 a.m.


Phone: 712-225-3922

Email us:

sanfordmuseum@sanfordmusem.org


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Located in Cherokee, Iowa, the Sanford Museum and Planetarium has exhibits and activities on a variety of subjects including: Archaeology, Art, Astronomy, Geology, History, Natural History, and Paleontology. The museum was made possible through a trust fund established by the late Mr. & Mrs. W.A. Sanford of Cherokee, in memory of their only son, Tiel.

It was their intention to create a charitable trust for historical, cultural and educational purposes that was to be free and open to the public.

The facility was officially opened to the public in 1951. Since then, more than one million visitors have viewed exhibits, attended demonstrations, and taken part in a wide variety of activities.