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

Released on 05/22/2012, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Thursday, Jun. 7, 2012, through Aug. 30, 2012

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

Lincoln, Neb., May 22nd, 2012 —

            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 during June, July and August.

            June 7 through Aug. 30, 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. 30, Morrill Hall will continue to be open until 8 p.m. Thursdays, but beginning Sept. 6, regular admission will be charged.

            Established in 1871, the University of Nebraska State Museum is the state’s premier museum of natural history. 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. It will be open regular hours Memorial Day, May 28. 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 members are free with membership card.  There is an additional charge for planetarium shows. Planetarium tickets are sold at the museum's front desk the day of the show. Parking is free in front of the museum. For more information, visit

Writer: Dana Ludvik