Morrill Hall is open with timed tickets and reduced capacity for social distancing. Face coverings are REQUIRED for all visitors over the age of 3. Our staff continue to maintain an enhanced cleaning schedule. Hand sanitizer and social distancing marks are located throughout the Museum. Advance tickets available online.  

Morrill Hall

Established in 1871, the University of Nebraska State Museum is the state's premier museum of natural history. With four floors of interactive hands-on activities and exhibits, visitors of all ages will find something fun to do at Morrill Hall. Our 70,000 square foot museum features Nebraska's past and present biological diversity, its cultural heritage, and tons of great fossils. Check out our Visible Lab to see our Collections people working on actual research. We're also home to "Archie," the world's largest fully mounted and composite Colombian mammoth fossil. Located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus, we hope you enjoy your visit. 

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Sunday with a Scientist: Invasive Species

Have you heard of the Emerald Ash Borer? How about Zebra Mussels? Sometimes species end up where they don’t belong. This can cause devastating effects on a native community of plants and animals. Invasive species are a big problem in the natural world.

Allison Zach is the Program Coordinator for the Nebraska Invasive Species Program (, which works to prevent the introduction, promote early detection, and reduce harm of invasive species. In this Virtual Sunday with a Scientist event, she will help us learn to identify invasive species and figure out what you can do to prevent their spread. This interactive program will include crafts, brainstorming, and trivia. Specific species that will be discussed include Emerald Ash Borer, Spotted Lanternfly, and Zebra Mussels just to name a few.

Twitter: @Neinvasives

Science Cafe: Dr. Bonita Sharif

How Gaze Differs on Natural Language and Source Code

Join us to learn more about how gaze differs on natural language and source code with Dr. Bonita Sharif, Associate Professor of Computer Science at UNL.

Pop-In Storytime: Camels

Join UNSM & Lincoln City Libraries for stories, songs, and movement about the natural world. All ages welcome but activities planned for ages 3-5. FREE virtual event via Facebook Live.

The month's storytime is about camels.

Investigate: Saturday Science Lab

Did you know that orioles go wild for grape jelly? We will learn about safely feeding birds, discuss how to be a good bird neighbor, and explore the spring migration of our orange friend, the oriole. Make a bird feeder so that you can attract birds to your area and make your own ornithology observations!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
7:00 pm7:30 pm
Science Cafe: Katie East

Stressed? You’re Not Alone, Especially at the End of Life

Join us to learn more about how scientists study the end of life experience with Katie East, PhD Student in Anthropology.

Sunday with a Scientist

From the Collections