Nebraska's largest natural history museum is offering chances this summer to get in for free.
The University of Nebraska State Museum will offer free admission to Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine Streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus, on Thursday nights during June, July and August.
June 7 through Aug. 30, the public may visit the museum free of charge from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays only. Regular admission to Mueller Planetarium fulldome shows will apply.
After August 30, Morrill Hall will continue to be open until 8 p.m. Thursdays, but beginning September 6, regular admission will be charged.
Established in 1871, the University of Nebraska State Museum is the state’s premier museum of natural history. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays; and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays.
It will be open regular hours Memorial Day, May 28. Admission is $5 for adults (19 and over), $3 for children (5-18 years, 4 and under are free), and $10 for families (up to two adults and children).
UNL staff, faculty and students are admitted free with valid NU ID. Friends members are free with membership card. There is an additional charge for planetarium shows. Planetarium tickets are sold at the museum's front desk the day of the show. Parking is free in front of the museum. For more information visit www.museum.unl.edu.