Visiting the OSA


Visitors are welcome at the OSA. We are happy to show our labs and library to anyone who wishes to visit, depending on staff availability. As a working archaeological research facility, we unfortunately have limited displays and educational resources for the public. 

We especially invite researchers to make an appointment in order to view and study collections and archival material. For groups of 10 or more people, please read about office tours for groups here


Normal hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday year-round.

Visits at other times are possible by special arrangement. The OSA is closed on University holidays.


The Clinton Street Building is at 700 South Clinton St. in Iowa City 10-15 minute walk south of the Old Capitol and Pentacrest (see map). We share a building with KRUI/Iowa Public Radio, but have separate entrances. Find the entrance to the OSA at the northeast corner of the building.

Map of Clinton Street Building

Map of The University of Iowa


Metered parking is available at the building.