Programs & Events

Sunday with a Scientist

Hands-on science for everyone

Meet a different scientist each month to learn about topics and careers in science. Scientists will share what they study in a fun, informal way through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and conversation.

This event takes place once a month from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Sunday with a Scientist is free with regular museum admission or Museum membership.

Upcoming Events:

February 23, 2020
Science of Hearing
with Dr. Yingying, Assistant Professor in the UNL Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders

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.

Learn more about the Wang lab here.