Morrill Hall to offer free Thursday night admission in February

Released on 01/23/2012, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, through Feb. 23, 2012

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

Lincoln, Neb., January 23rd, 2012 —

            Cold outside? Warm up and mingle among the mammoths in Morrill Hall. The University of Nebraska State Museum will offer free admission to Morrill Hall Thursday nights in February. The museum will be open free of charge to visitors from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23.

            After February, Morrill Hall will continue to be open until 8 p.m. Thursdays, but beginning March 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, "Dawn of the Space Age," Thursdays at 7 p.m. in February. Regular admission to Mueller Planetarium fulldome shows will apply and tickets to planetarium shows can be purchased at the front desk of the museum. The complete fulldome schedule can be found at the planetarium website,

            The University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall is open 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 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. Friends of the Museum may also visit free with valid membership card. There is an additional charge for planetarium shows. Parking is free. For further information, telephone the museum at 402-472-3779, visit its website,, or Mueller Planetarium's website.

Writer: Dana Ludvik