Virtual Field Trips
Miss visiting the Museum? Are you looking for something fun and educational to do? Now with our virtual field trips (VFT) you can visit Archie and company from the comfort of your home! Our educators and scientists interact with your family on a variety of science and natural history topics through live, interactive videoconferencing programs.
Every Tuesday we will feature a new topic and explore a different part of the Museum at 2 p.m. on Zoom and Facebook Live.
Click here for more information and to sign up.
FACEBOOK LEARNING SESSIONS
Join us on Facebook for a learning session on topics ranging from fossils to science and anthropology. Those videos will be shared on YouTube and here on our website as well immediately after.
Nebraska Fossils with Jeremy McMullin
Join Jeremy as he talks about common Nebraska Fossils and what inspired him to be a paleontologist.
Anthropology Preservation with Katelyn Trammell
Learn how UNSM works to preserve specimens in its anthropology collection.
Exploring the Inland Sea with Shane Tucker
Learn about the inland sea which once covered Nebraska and the amazing fossils left behind from that time.
Learn how the nation's 1st highway paleontology program yields fossils and information. Video courtesy of NDOT.
Science Cafe, Pottery & People in the Past
Learn what tiny pieces of broken pottery can tell us about people in the past from Dr. Rebecca Wiewel.
Teagan, Read Aloud Lincoln
Some helpful tips on reading to young children.
Fossil Safari with Shane Tucker
Explore Nebraska's landscape at a time when giant tortoises, lions and rhinos roamed the region.
About Bees with Dr. Judy Wu-Smart
UNL entomologist answers questions all about bees.
The following are activities you can do at home with kids using minimal or standard supplies likely to be on hand already.
MUELLER PLANETARIUM - ASTRONOMY AT HOME
Learn about different astronomy topics through our virtual Planetarium experiences. These videos will discuss planets, constellations, the moon and other aspects of space and the galaxy. New videos will be added every Wednesday through July.
Take a virtual sky tour about different planets and how you can view them from home.
Explore our nearest neighbor in space and why it appears to change shape in the sky.
Explore these winter celestial wonders and deep sky objects.
Spring has sprung with some amazing constellations this year.
Keep your eyes to the skies to spot these spacecraft, plus the International Space Station.
Eyes on Earth
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by exploring our amazing planet from satellites above.
Point to Polaris
Let the stars be your guide to help find your directions at night.
What makes for a good meteor show and what causes them in the first place?"
Explore our solar system is with spacecraft and learn how you can discover along with them.
Find the five planets our ancestors could see using nothing more than your eyes
Jupiter's Solar System
Explore the largest planet in our solar system and its many moons.
Discover hotter and cooler stars just be observing the colors.
Discover thousands of worlds beyond: exoplanets.
Summer's right around the corner! But it isn't just a date on the calendar - it's all about the Earth and Sun.
Let's explore the solar system's former 9th planet! Pluto is a world of wonder and mystery, no matter what we call it!
Now you can track changes on a global scale to discover how events in one part of the world can affect other areas.
Explore these stars and constellations in the northern hemisphere's summer sky.
These pages feature creatures special to Nebraska's history that can be found in our Museum.