Oct. 11 tour takes State Museum visitors 'Behind the Scenes'

Released on 09/22/2008, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008

WHERE: Nebraska Hall

Lincoln, Neb., September 22nd, 2008 —

The Friends of the University of Nebraska State Museum and the Museum's Research Staff welcome the public to attend a "Behind-the-Scenes-Tour" on Saturday, Oct. 11, to a special opportunity to see highlights of the museum collections and laboratories in areas normally closed to the public.

The tour will be in the museum's Research Collections in Nebraska Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln city campus.

The museum has less that 1 percent of its 13.5 million specimens on exhibit -- the rest are in storage and research facilities at Nebraska Hall. Visitors will be able to see items from anthropology, botany, entomology, parasitology, vertebrate paleontology and zoology. Visitors can come meet the museum's scientists, visit their research labs and ask questions.

Hours for the Behind-the-Scenes-Tour are 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Visitors should enter the west doors of Nebraska Hall (on 16th between X and W Streets). Admission is $5 for adults, $3 children, or $10 for a family (2 adults and their children). It is free for UNL students, staff, and museum members. Parking is available free in Lot A north of Nebraska Hall. Call 472-3779 for more information or visit www.museum.unl.edu.

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