Programs & Events

Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

While our Museum remains closed to the public, all in-person events have been cancelled. However, we do have a variety of virtual events and programs available for families and science/natural history enthusiasts social distancing at home. 

Tuesday, July 14th
Virtual Field Trip - Fantastic Fossil Finds: A Visit to Trailside Museum & Summer Fossil Field Work
REGISTER HERE: 2:00 pm CST
Visit our ancient fighting mammoths at Trailside Museum in Crawford, Nebraska with color commentary from Highway Paleontologist Shane Tucker.  Finding fossils is Shane’s job.  How cool is that! 

Tuesday, July 21st
Virtual Field Trip - Releasing the Specimen: Fossil Preparation
REGISTER HERE: 2:00 pm CST
What happens after the fossil is found? How do they look so clean?  The UNSM's Chief Preparator with vertebrate paleontology, Carrie Herbel, will explain the process of fossil preparation and the research done in the UNSM labs. 

Tuesday, July 28th
Virtual Field Trip - Turtles: The What, Where, & Why Found Under the Shell
REGISTER HERE: 2:00 pm CST
What happens after the fossil is found? How do they look so clean?  The UNSM's Chief Preparator with vertebrate paleontology, Carrie Herbel, will explain the process of fossil preparation and the research done in the UNSM labs. 

Tuesday, July 28th
Science Cafe - Human(ity) Remains: What Do We Owe the Dead?
The University of Nebraska State Museum Anthropology Collection contains over 40,000 artifacts and objects from around the world. The museum is also home to Egyptian mummies and Native American human remains. Why doesn’t the Museum display these human remains to the public? And what do we owe the deceased individuals and their descendants? Join Katelyn Trammell, Anthropology Collection and NAGPRA Assistant, to explore the history of human remains in museum collections and the importance of repatriating human remains.

Virtual Summer Camps

Summer Camps with Morrill Hall are going virtual!  

While we can't be together at the museum, we hope you will join us virtually to explore natural history and science topics. Kids will become scientists as they explore, observe, and experiment, all with the help of our experienced educators. Join us for mammoth amounts of science exploration and fun!