University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln

4.6
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Children’s Museum · Hidden Gem · Natural History Museum
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  • Closed to most people unless you know about the off-site ticket sales for there are no on-stet ticket sales, etc... interesting sight was the elephant wearing two masks, one over its moth and on on...  more »
  • I imagine some may not find this to be the flashiest museum in the USA, but it contains a wealth of unique exhibits, as well as some unique research focuses. As might be expected, it contains the...  more »
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  • The museum isn't open for many hours, but it was VERY enjoyable! They had many different topics, from the Nebraska plains to ancient fossils. They had many different interactive exhibits as well, so I 100% recommend this place for small children. I also went to the planetarium, and while it was enjoyable, I think it is more suited for young children. They have a very extensive collection, and the amount of information in there is extensive and thorough. Another really cool thing in there was the lab where they were opening casts of fossils on display. The entire facility was very clean, and the bathrooms looked a little old, but also clean. The bathrooms were a little weird to find, but not bad. Overall, I highly recommend this place if you are a fan of history and science for sure.
  • Great museum with four floors of stuff. Newest floor just opened in 2019 and is very modern while some of the other floors are more dated, but all were very interesting. New exhibit is history of Nebraska area from geology to animals to how it all comes together. Does a great job of addressing climate change and how it can be seen through what's happening in the natural world. Coolest thing was the Hall of Elephants with all the prehistoric skeletons of the different kinds of elephants that used to roam here. Features the largest mounted Mammoth skeleton which is just HUGE. Loved the modern barnyard exhibit as well.
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