The University of Nebraska State Museum and the UNL Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences will host the 11th annual “Dinosaurs and Disasters” family fun day from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Morrill Hall.
Visitors will discover how fire and ice shaped our planet. UNL scientists, graduate and undergraduate students will provide activities and demonstrations to help museum visitors better understand planet Earth by exploring how natural disasters and extreme weather events occur. Visitors will learn about animals and their environments past and present, test their knowledge of the Earth’s history, go back in time in this year’s new time machine, give the forecast just like a TV meteorologist and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring a rock or fossil for scientists to identify.
Mueller Planetarium will present the fulldome show “Supervolcanoes,” in which audiences experience vivid recreations of past gigantic volcanic eruptions and explore the supervolcano that lies below Yellowstone National Park. The show will last 24 minutes and is at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Regular museum admission will be charged. Parking is free in front of the museum. For more information, go to http://www.museum.unl.edu.