Arts & Museums
Grout Museum of History & Science, The
503 South Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50701
With the mission to collect, preserve and interpret cultural and natural history of the region, primarily focusing on Iowa history from 1833 to the present, the Grout Museum of History & Science began with the collection of 2,000 objects that belonged to prominent Waterloo resident, Henry Whittemore Grout (1858-1932). The museum has many permanent and temporary exhibits. The Grout Planetarium features a 17-foot dome.