NU State Museum to offer free Thursday night admission in March
Released on 02/24/2010, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 4, 2010, through Mar. 25, 2010
WHERE: University of Nebraska State Museum and Mueller Planetarium, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine Streets
The University of Nebraska State Museum will offer free admission to Morrill Hall Thursday nights in March, extending a program that began in February. The museum will be open free of charge to visitors from 4:30 to 8 p.m. March 4, 11, 18 and 25.
After March, Morrill Hall will continue to be open until 8 p.m. Thursdays, but beginning April 1, regular admission will be charged. The museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays.
Mueller Planetarium, located inside the museum, will present the fulldome show "Earth, Moon and Sun" Thursdays at 7 p.m., as well as Saturdays and Sundays at 2 and 3 p.m. Regular admission to Mueller Planetarium fulldome shows will apply and tickets to planetarium shows can be purchased at the front desk of the museum.
"Earth, Moon and Sun" is a new fulldome show that explores lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles in space. Kids ages 5-11 and their families will enjoy this fun and fast-paced show featuring a witty coyote. (26 min.). The planetarium also presents "Earth, Moon and Sun" Saturdays and Sundays at 2 and 3 p.m. For more information on Mueller Planetarium, including schedule updates, visit www.spacelaser.com.
The University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine Streets [map], is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays; 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission is regularly $5 for adults (19 and older), $3 for children (5-18 years, 4 and younger are free), and $10 for families (up to two adults and children). Planetarium shows are $3 for adults 19 and older and $2.50 for children. Parking is free. For more information, contact Dana Ludvik at (402) 472-3779 or by e-mail, or visit www.museum.unl.edu.