Attend Dinosaurs and Disasters Feb. 4

Dinosaurs and Disasters
Dinosaurs and Disasters

The University of Nebraska State Museum and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences will host "Dinosaurs and Disasters" family fun day with scientists from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4, at Morrill Hall, (south of 14th and Vine streets, UNL City Campus).

“Dinosaurs and Disasters” is one of Lincoln's most exciting science learning events for children and their families.

UNL scientists, graduate and undergraduate students will provide hands-on activities and demonstrations to help visitors better understand change over time. Visitors can test their knowledge of the Earth’s history, learn about animals and their environments past and present, even go back in time in the ‘Antarctic Time Machine’. Guests are encouraged to bring a rock or fossil for a scientist to identify.

Mueller Planetarium will present the fulldome show “Firefall” (show length 35 minutes). Throughout Earth's violent history, impacts from comets and asteroids have mercilessly shaped its surface. Terrifying and majestic, these invaders from space are capable of utter destruction, yet they have delivered life-giving water and most of the organic materials necessary for life. Show times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Due to overhead motion and occasional loud sounds that can be overwhelming children must be at least four years of age to be admitted.

Regular museum and planetarium admission charged. Parking is free in front of the museum.

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Presented by the UNL Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the University of Nebraska State Museum.
Established in 1871, the University of Nebraska State Museum is the state's premier museum of natural history. The Museum is focused on promoting discovery in natural science, fostering scientific understanding and interpretation of the Earth’s past, present and future and enhancing stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Nebraska through world class exhibits, collections and special events. For more information go to