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“Excellent small natural history museum”

University of Nebraska State Museum
Ranked #7 of 73 things to do in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Museum with exhibits about life on the plains.
Reviewed August 17, 2013

This museum has a fairly small collection -- it's no Smithsonian -- but what is there is presented well, clearly explained, and interesting. I've never understood why only children are supposed to be interested in dinosaurs and other fossils, so I welcomed the material that was presented at an adult level.

Thank Doug G
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Also called Morrill Hall and located on the U of Nebraska-Lincoln, this museum has a solid series of displays for anyone interested in archeology especially discovered in Nebraska. It is on several floors and also has good exhibits of the life on the prairie. There are military weapons and American Indian exhibits. There is a small section of gemology and meteorites.

If you are in the area and need something to do for a few hours, visit Morrill Hall. Adult admission was only $6 per person.

Thank Ralph-Merrill
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Exhibits are well presented, interesting and educational. Wonderful place for children and adults as well.

Thank KatfromNE
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

There are so many dinosaur museums these days,they all seem alike. But, the exhibits here are really well presented and actually interesting. Really liked the mammoth exhibits and information. There is a limited amount of parking places. Could be an issue when school is in. Well worth going to.

Thank Gottrips
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We met my college friend and her family here on a Monday. It was not overcrowded and we were able to get in free with my Perot Museum pass. The museum is all about fossils and focuses on the local area the most. It was exactly was we were looking to see with an avid fossil fan in the family. The displays were very kid friendly, we had a 10, 6, 6, and 3 year old in the group and there was stuff for all of them to do. Parking is limited but since we were with a family familiar with the area, they were able to direct us to another parking location. There was also a rock and mineral temporary display which was enjoyed by the group as well.

We appreciated the thought and focus of the displays and it seemed easy to absorb the information. It had a nice flow and was a favorite museum among the group. Thanks.

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