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University of Nebraska State Museum

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Address: 307 Morrill Hall, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Phone Number: 402-472-2642
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Description: Museum with exhibits about life on the plains.

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A trip back in time

We were impressed with the presentation of fossils, ancient skeletons and other exhibits of paleontology. The explanations were clear. The elephant hall, with mastodon and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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New Berlin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were impressed with the presentation of fossils, ancient skeletons and other exhibits of paleontology. The explanations were clear. The elephant hall, with mastodon and mammoth skeletons was amazing.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This natural history museum is tucked into Morrill Hall on the UNL campus. Aside from the huge wooly mammoth statue outside, there is little advertising. But once inside, we were pleasantly surprised by the collection. With 2 floors and several rooms you can easily spend an hour or two. At $6 (and free for students) it's a good value.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Parking is a challenge because it is on a University campus, however once we entered the museum, those at the front desk were extremely helpful to find parking. When all the "museum stalls" are full, you are allowed to park in the faculty/staff parking lot right out front. It is a wonderful place to take the family and spent a... More 

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Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent displays of prehistoric fossils and mammoth skeletons actually excavated in Nebraska. This is a great place to take the family to learn about history.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place is a little difficult to find, but well worth the effort. Spread on 3 floors with an elevator to help, history is brought to view in a huge way. They have huge skeletons, a large array of stuffed animals from around the world, a large display of rocks and minerals and lots of areas for kids to have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

First came to Morrill Hall as a grade school student and the thrill of visiting the museum remains high to this day. I brought my own children here on many occasions because it has a collection of pre-historic relics that rival any museum in the country. Also love the curation of Native Indian culture that ruled the midwest through the... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is sort of the usual natural history museum, with some bones, skeletons, some history of the Native Americans from the area. We were surprised by the camel skeletons! Who'd thought!

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Faribault, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Lincoln. The mammoth displays are beyond belief, and there's plenty of other fossils of animals that one wouldn't think of from land and sea. The geology portion of the museum is nicely done and it gets into some fairly heady and advanced science for the older kids that's really nice... More 

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was my second time visiting the museum located on UNL campus. They have many, many fossils from the NW of Nebraska, some I didn't know were ever found in the US, like small camels. Their rock exhibit is very good and they have an interactive display showing the progression of evolution of specific animals. Plan to spend at least... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Loved, loved, loved this museum. Parking was inadequate, so we had to go down the street and use meter parking, which maxed out at two hours. Because of time constraints, was not able to go to planetarium. Wonderful exhibits. Allow at least 2-3 hours.

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