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University of Nebraska State Museum

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The University of Nebraska State Museum, also known as Elephant Hall, is a natural history museum featuring Nebraska biodiversity, paleontology, and cultural diversity. It was founded in 1871. The museum is located in Morrill Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus near the corner of 14th and Vine Streets in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The museum houses Mueller Planetarium, a hands-on science discovery center, and the world-famous Elephant Hall, where visitors see the world's largest articulated fossil mammoth among the premier collection of fossil elephants. Also featured are interactive paleontology exhibits, a dinosaur gallery, ancient life and evolution exhibits, wildlife dioramas, gems and minerals, American Indian and African exhibits, and a temporary exhibit gallery featuring rotating displays on diverse topics including photography, quilts and fine arts.

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Hours of Operation:
Mon9:30 AM4:30 PM
Tue9:30 AM4:30 PM
Wed9:30 AM4:30 PM
Thr9:30 AM8:00 PM
Fri9:30 AM4:30 PM
Sat9:30 AM4:30 PM
Sun1:30 PM4:30 PM
Notes: Morrill Hall closed on Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, December 24-25, and January 1. Planetarium closed on the same days as Morrill Hall, also closed on Mondays and UNL home football Saturdays.


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