University of Nebraska State Museum - Morrill Hall – Lincoln, Nebraska - Atlas Obscura

University of Nebraska State Museum - Morrill Hall

This little gem of a museum is a hidden jewel filled with prehistoric treasures.  

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The University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History, more commonly known as Morrill Hall, is a fun and well maintained small museum on the City Campus of the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

This museum contains incredible displays of dinosaurs, minerals, a section dedicated to evolution, Native American art and artifacts, and an entire level that celebrates Nebraska wildlife. There is also the Elephant Hall. It’s front and center in the museum and showcases prehistoric elephants in all their glorious forms. Many exhibits also offer a hands-on experience. 

Admission is inexpensive and there are often free admission days that coincide with school breaks. They also offer evening programs on various topics.

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Hours are: Mon-Sat 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Thursday 9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Sunday 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.


Parking can be found on the east side of the building along 14th street, metered parking is available out front. City Campus is adjacent to downtown Lincoln, which offers a wide selection of dining options for a nice lunch or snack after the museum visit. 

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