Archie and his fossil friends at the University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St., are staying up late to explore science and natural history topics through hands-on activities.
Archie’s Late Night Party, 6 to 9 p.m. June 14 at the museum, will feature activities related to astronomy, chemistry, zoology and more.
New this year is the after party. Visitors are encouraged to head to the top of the Stadium Parking Garage for special telescope activities at the Student Observatory from 9 to 10 p.m. Museum members also can take advantage of the Member’s Lounge, with refreshments and an exclusive astronomy themed-activity, from 6 to 8 p.m.
At the party, families will learn more about nocturnal animals and examine the night sky. Activities include glow-in-the-dark E. coli, Mueller Planetarium fulldome shows, constellation identification and story time. Visitors will be able to purchase a custom ice cream flavor, Mammoth Dig, from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Dairy Store ice cream cart. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas.
The event costs regular museum admission, with museum members admitted free. For ticket and event information, click here or call 402-472-2642.
Participating partners include the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, Lincoln Children’s Museum, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and university organizations, including the Department of Entomology, Student Observatory and Nebraska College of Law’s Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law program.