Programs & Events

Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 23, 2020
12:30 pm3:30 pm
University of Nebraska State Museum - Morrill Hall
The Science of Hearing

Visitors will learn which parts of the brain are in charge of processing different sounds, and how to protect their ears from noise-induced hearing loss. Children will be able to learn how hearing tests are done, and learn brain anatomy related to sound processing.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to play a computer-based game to learn about hearing speech, sound, and noise. Children will also learn about cochlear implant devices, and how the biopic ear works to restore hearing to individuals who have severe hearing loss.

Thursday, March 5, 2020
4:00 pm4:30 pm
University of Nebraska State Museum - Morill Hall
Pop In Storytime

Pop-into the museum for storytime with Lincoln City Libraries the first Thursday of each month from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Through stories, songs and movement we’ll learn more about the natural world. Everyone is invited to participate in pop-in storytime, however stories and activities are planned for ages 3-5.

Thursday, April 2, 2020
4:00 pm4:30 pm
University of Nebraska State Museum - Morill Hall
Pop In Storytime

Pop-into the museum for storytime with Lincoln City Libraries the first Thursday of each month from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Through stories, songs and movement we’ll learn more about the natural world. Everyone is invited to participate in pop-in storytime, however stories and activities are planned for ages 3-5.

Sunday, April 5, 2020
10:30 am12:30 pm
University of Nebraska State Museum - Morrill Hall
Sensory Sunday

Children and adults with special needs and their families are invited to attend Sensory Sunday – a morning at the Museum for families to experience Morrill Hall and participate in activities in a more quiet, supportive environment.

At this event, certain areas of the museum will be altered to be more accessible for everyone. Where possible, exhibit sounds will be turned down or off. This morning includes a free planetarium experience. Mueller Planetarium will have an open door so that you can come and go as you please with a show playing on loop. The Museum will open to the public at 12:30 p.m.; however, families are welcome to stay in the Museum and continue to enjoy the exhibits.

Sensory kits will be available at the front desk upon request. Each kit includes noise-cancelling headphones, earplugs, and different fidgets to use while in the Museum. You will be asked to give your license to the front desk while using the kit, which will be returned upon your departure.

Doors open early at 10:30 a.m. for Sensory Sunday guests with regular Museum admission.

Thursday, May 7, 2020
4:00 pm4:30 pm
University of Nebraska State Museum - Morill Hall
Pop In Storytime

Pop-into the museum for storytime with Lincoln City Libraries the first Thursday of each month from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Through stories, songs and movement we’ll learn more about the natural world. Everyone is invited to participate in pop-in storytime, however stories and activities are planned for ages 3-5.

Thursday, June 4, 2020
4:00 pm4:30 pm
University of Nebraska State Museum - Morill Hall
Pop In Storytime

Pop-into the museum for storytime with Lincoln City Libraries the first Thursday of each month from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Through stories, songs and movement we’ll learn more about the natural world. Everyone is invited to participate in pop-in storytime, however stories and activities are planned for ages 3-5.

Thursday, July 2, 2020
4:00 pm4:30 pm
University of Nebraska State Museum - Morill Hall
Pop In Storytime

Pop-into the museum for storytime with Lincoln City Libraries the first Thursday of each month from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Through stories, songs and movement we’ll learn more about the natural world. Everyone is invited to participate in pop-in storytime, however stories and activities are planned for ages 3-5.

Thursday, August 6, 2020
4:00 pm4:30 pm
University of Nebraska State Museum - Morill Hall
Pop In Storytime

Pop-into the museum for storytime with Lincoln City Libraries the first Thursday of each month from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Through stories, songs and movement we’ll learn more about the natural world. Everyone is invited to participate in pop-in storytime, however stories and activities are planned for ages 3-5.

Thursday, September 3, 2020
4:00 pm4:30 pm
University of Nebraska State Museum - Morill Hall
Pop In Storytime

Pop-into the museum for storytime with Lincoln City Libraries the first Thursday of each month from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Through stories, songs and movement we’ll learn more about the natural world. Everyone is invited to participate in pop-in storytime, however stories and activities are planned for ages 3-5.

Sunday, September 13, 2020
10:30 am12:30 pm
University of Nebraska State Museum - Morrill Hall
Sensory Sunday

Children and adults with special needs and their families are invited to attend Sensory Sunday – a morning at the Museum for families to experience Morrill Hall and participate in activities in a more quiet, supportive environment.

At this event, certain areas of the museum will be altered to be more accessible for everyone. Where possible, exhibit sounds will be turned down or off. This morning includes a free planetarium experience. Mueller Planetarium will have an open door so that you can come and go as you please with a show playing on loop. The Museum will open to the public at 12:30 p.m.; however, families are welcome to stay in the Museum and continue to enjoy the exhibits.

Sensory kits will be available at the front desk upon request. Each kit includes noise-cancelling headphones, earplugs, and different fidgets to use while in the Museum. You will be asked to give your license to the front desk while using the kit, which will be returned upon your departure.

Doors open early at 10:30 a.m. for Sensory Sunday guests with regular Museum admission.

Thursday, October 1, 2020
4:00 pm4:30 pm
University of Nebraska State Museum - Morill Hall
Pop In Storytime

Pop-into the museum for storytime with Lincoln City Libraries the first Thursday of each month from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Through stories, songs and movement we’ll learn more about the natural world. Everyone is invited to participate in pop-in storytime, however stories and activities are planned for ages 3-5.

Thursday, November 5, 2020
4:00 pm4:30 pm
University of Nebraska State Museum - Morill Hall
Pop In Storytime

Pop-into the museum for storytime with Lincoln City Libraries the first Thursday of each month from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Through stories, songs and movement we’ll learn more about the natural world. Everyone is invited to participate in pop-in storytime, however stories and activities are planned for ages 3-5.

Thursday, December 3, 2020
4:00 pm4:30 pm
University of Nebraska State Museum - Morill Hall
Pop In Storytime

Pop-into the museum for storytime with Lincoln City Libraries the first Thursday of each month from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Through stories, songs and movement we’ll learn more about the natural world. Everyone is invited to participate in pop-in storytime, however stories and activities are planned for ages 3-5.

Thursday, January 7, 2021
4:00 pm4:30 pm
University of Nebraska State Museum - Morill Hall
Pop In Storytime

Pop-into the museum for storytime with Lincoln City Libraries the first Thursday of each month from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Through stories, songs and movement we’ll learn more about the natural world. Everyone is invited to participate in pop-in storytime, however stories and activities are planned for ages 3-5.

Thursday, February 4, 2021
4:00 pm4:30 pm
University of Nebraska State Museum - Morill Hall
Pop In Storytime

Pop-into the museum for storytime with Lincoln City Libraries the first Thursday of each month from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Through stories, songs and movement we’ll learn more about the natural world. Everyone is invited to participate in pop-in storytime, however stories and activities are planned for ages 3-5.