University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln

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  • Decided on checking this museum out to kill some time. Glad we did! A lot of great exhibits and tons of interactive stuff to do. Kids and adults will find plenty to keep them occupied. Staff was very....  more
    Decided on checking this museum out to kill some time. Glad we did! A lot of great exhibits and tons of interactive stuff to do. Kids and adults will find plenty to keep them occupied. Staff was very....  more »
  • A must see for anyone who loves natural history. Many of the mammal fossils here are the rarest and the most complete of their kind. Bring the kids. Be prepared to spend some time wandering the... 
    A must see for anyone who loves natural history. Many of the mammal fossils here are the rarest and the most complete of their kind. Bring the kids. Be prepared to spend some time wandering the...  more »
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  • The museum isn't open for many hours, but it was VERY enjoyable! They had many different topics, from the Nebraska plains to ancient fossils. They had many different interactive exhibits as well, so I 100% recommend this place for small children. I also went to the planetarium, and while it was enjoyable, I think it is more suited for young children. They have a very extensive collection, and the amount of information in there is extensive and thorough. Another really cool thing in there was the lab where they were opening casts of fossils on display. The entire facility was very clean, and the bathrooms looked a little old, but also clean. The bathrooms were a little weird to find, but not bad. Overall, I highly recommend this place if you are a fan of history and science for sure.
  • Great museum with four floors of stuff. Newest floor just opened in 2019 and is very modern while some of the other floors are more dated, but all were very interesting. New exhibit is history of Nebraska area from geology to animals to how it all comes together. Does a great job of addressing climate change and how it can be seen through what's happening in the natural world. Coolest thing was the Hall of Elephants with all the prehistoric skeletons of the different kinds of elephants that used to roam here. Features the largest mounted Mammoth skeleton which is just HUGE. Loved the modern barnyard exhibit as well.

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