Beginning Sunday, July 11th we will offer public programs every Sunday and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. as well as programs for groups and schools during the week by reservation. Masks will still be required in the planetarium at this time.
The juried exhibit will feature 23 pieces of 2D and 3D artwork including three paintings, which took the top-three awards at Iowa Artists’ 2021 State Online Show in May 2021. The top winning artists from the May show include: Barry Ross, winning Best of Show with his watercolor “Lilienthal Glider;” Beppie Weiss, winning the Richard Heggen Award for her oil painting, “White on White;” and Robert Richardson winning the Doris Frandsen Award for “Old World Sparrows.”
Select exhibit pieces will be available for purchase.
The public is always welcome to join us for any of our events!
Everything we do is always free and open to the public.
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.
We love visitors! Stop in and explore the museum!
117 E. Willow Street, Cherokee, IA 51012, USA
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Public Planetarium Shows are held every Sunday and every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Also available for groups of 10 or more by appointment. Monday through Friday.