Morrill Hall's free Thursday nights to end Aug. 25

Released on 08/05/2011, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHERE: University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine Streets

Lincoln, Neb., August 5th, 2011 —

Time is running out to take advantage of free admission to Morrill Hall on Thursday nights this summer.

The last days for the public to visit the University of Nebraska State Museum free of charge on Thursdays from 4:30 to 8 p.m. are Aug. 11, 18 and 25. 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. The museum is located south of 14th and Vine Streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus.

Mueller Planetarium, located inside the museum, is featuring the new National Geographic fulldome show "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure" at 7 p.m. Thursdays. The fulldome schedule will change beginning Sept. 1. For more information, 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

WRITER: Dana Ludvik

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