Morrill Hall's free Thursday nights to end Aug. 26

Released on 08/05/2010, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, through Aug. 26, 2010

WHERE: University of Nebraska State Museum, south of 14th and Vine Streets [map]

Lincoln, Neb., August 5th, 2010 —

Time is running out to take advantage of free admission to the University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall on Thursday nights this summer.

The last days for the public to visit the museum free of charge on Thursdays from 4:30 to 8 p.m. are Aug. 12, 19 and 26. Regular admission to Mueller Planetarium fulldome shows will apply. After Aug. 26, Morrill Hall will continue to be open until 8 p.m. Thursdays, but beginning Sept. 2, regular admission will be charged.

Mueller Planetarium, located inside the museum, features two fulldome shows on Thursday evenings in August. The astrophotography show, "Touching the Universe," will be shown at 6 p.m. Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon: The Fulldome Experience" will be shown at 7 p.m. For complete fulldome schedule and more information about Mueller Planetarium, visit

The University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine Streets, 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, and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays. 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). 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

WRITER: Dana Ludvik

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