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

Lincoln, Neb., February 24th, 2010 —

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

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