The Lincoln University of Nebraska State Museum is a natural history museum located at the Morrill Hall inside the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus. The museum which is also known as the ?Elephant Hall? was established in 1871 and features the diversity of Nebraska when it comes to subjects such as culture, paleontology and biodiversity.
Visitors of the Lincoln University of Nebraska State Museum can expect to see different permanent exhibits including a hands-on science discovery center and the world renowned Elephant Hall where guests can see the world?s largest articulated fossilized mammoth remains together with a large collection of other elephant fossils.
The Nebraska state museum is also home to interactive, paleontological exhibits which show young and old guests alike what the Earth looked like during the time of the dinosaurs; visitors can also find larger than life dinosaur galleries within the exhibits. Other exhibits include ancient life and evolution exhibits, wildlife dioramas, African exhibits, American Indian exhibits and even gem and mineral exhibits.
The Lincoln University of Nebraska State Museum also features different temporary exhibits with a wide range of topics. Some of the popular seasonal exhibits include fine arts galleries, quilt displays and photo galleries.
Younger guests can also expect different types of exhibits including planetarium shows with the use of the Fulldrome Digital Shows that is equipped with a 360 degree projector complete with a computer generated virtual environment. The Planetarium can carry as much as 80 viewers per.
The Lincoln University of Nebraska State Museum is open from Mondays through Saturdays from 9:30AMto 4:30PMwhile the museum is open from 9:30AM to 8:00PM to Thursdays and on Sundays from 1:30PM to 4:30PM. General admission rates for adults is $5 and $3 for children.
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