Archie and his fossil friends at the University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St., are staying up late to help museum visitors explore science and natural history topics from 6 to 10 p.m. June 8.
During the all-ages event, Archie’s Late Night Party, Morrill Hall is offering hands-on activities exploring science topics including astronomy, chemistry, wearable technology and zoology.
Families can learn about nocturnal animals and examine the night sky. Activities include live animal encounters, Mueller Planetarium fulldome shows and constellation identification. New this year, visitors will be able to purchase a custom ice cream flavor, Mammoth Dig, from the Dairy Store ice cream cart and explore the museum’s temporary exhibition “Guts and Glory: A Parasite Story.” Children are encouraged to wear pajamas.
Regular museum admission will be charged. Museum members attend for free. For ticket and event information, click here or call 402-472-2642.
Participating partners include the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Project WILD, Nebraska Forest Service, Nebraska 4-H, Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, Lincoln Parks and Recreation-Pioneers Park Nature Center, Lincoln Children’s Museum, Dairy Store, and professors and students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln departments of physics and astronomy, chemistry and biological sciences and the School of Natural Resources.