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University of Nebraska State Museum

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Address: 307 Morrill Hall, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
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+1 402-472-2642

  Museum with exhibits about life on the plains.

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super educational for all ages

doesn't take forever to go through here, as much or as little as you make it, depending on how much you read. Tons of artifacts. I've been going for over 40 years. It's clean and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nancy B
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

doesn't take forever to go through here, as much or as little as you make it, depending on how much you read. Tons of artifacts. I've been going for over 40 years. It's clean and spacious. Great learning place for all..Put the iPads away and take the kids here!

Thank Nancy B
Seward, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Amazing things from right here in Nebraska! Who would have thought Nebraska was so interesting?? Impressive displays and experiences! Woolly mammoths, artifacts......awesome stuff!

Thank Tracy230
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Updates to museum are impressive and unique. The family loved the fossils in the floor they were very cool.

Thank jsknight20
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We took kids walking around campus before game. They thought it was neat and now they want to go there. It has changed some since I was living here but still great atmosphere.

Thank Philip S
Kansas City, Missouri
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This natural history museum has the usual assortment of taxidermied animals and minerals from various places, but it is especially interesting to me because it has so many fossils from Nebraska. BIG fossils. It's hard to imagine the state having once been covered by mammoths, camels, and other exotic beasts, but there they are. We didn't have the time to... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a really neat place to visit with children. The displays grab the attention of both young and old. Avoid game days because there will be no available parking. I haven't been here for a while but I thought it was a place I should review. You visit at you own place so you can run through of spend... More 

Thank Bob S
Kearney, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have loved visiting this museum since my childhood because I love learning about paleontology, mineralogy, and geology. I also have Native American ancestry, so the Native American clothing and lifestyle exhibits fascinated me. I feel that I always learn something new about dinosaurs and other ancient life, and seeing the rocks and minerals helped me appreciate the work that... More 

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

It is very hard to find your way into the campus and locate a parking spot (a few are reserved for museum visitors), and the streets are very rough in the museum area. However, it is well worth the effort, since the displays of skeletons, and their presentation is very rewarding. The staff is friendly and helpful when you have... More 

Thank Ronald E
Hastings, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have been here for school and as a family, and the kids find something new each time. Always a great tie in to what they are learning in school.

Thank jason_schreiner
Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We went to the museum with my young children on a free Thursday evening in July. There are many dinosaurs exhibits and animal fossils that the kids enjoyed looking at. The photography from Joel Satore in the upper level is very neat. We loved looking at all the pictures. The favorite part for both my boys was the hands on... More 

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