Morrill Hall to offer free Thursday night admission in June, July, August

Released on 06/08/2011, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Thursday, Jun. 9, 2011, through Aug. 25, 2011

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

Lincoln, Neb., June 8th, 2011 —

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 throughout the summer.

June 9 through Aug. 25, 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 Aug. 25, Morrill Hall will continue to be open until 8 p.m. Thursdays, but beginning Sept. 1, regular admission will be charged.

Mueller Planetarium, located inside the museum, will feature the new National Geographic fulldome show, "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure," at 7 p.m. Thursdays. The fulldome schedule is subject to change. For the current schedule and previews, visit the planetarium's website,

Established in 1871, the University of Nebraska State Museum is celebrating its 140th anniversary with special promotions and educational events throughout the year. 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. Regular museum 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. Parking is free. There is an additional charge for planetarium shows. Planetarium tickets are sold at the museum's front gate the day of the show. For further information, telephone the museum at (402) 472-2642 or visit For more information on Mueller Planetarium, visit

WRITER: Dana Ludvik

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