Dinosaurs and Disasters, one of Lincoln’s most exciting Earth science learning events for families and adults, returns to the University of Nebraska State Museum-Morrill Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 8. This year’s theme is “Tools of the Trade.”
Museum staff, faculty and volunteers, as well as representatives from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, have developed 30 hands-on activity stations covering a variety of science topics. Guests can study fossils, learn about volcanoes, examine geology field tools, explore the deep sea, develop a weather forecast and try their hand at being a paleontologist in a virtual reality game. Children have the opportunity to earn a science “tool of the trade” to take home, while supplies last.
“This event is a longstanding tradition at Morrill Hall with UNL’s Earth and Atmospheric Sciences department and the University of the Nebraska State Museum collections,” said Emily Osberg-Brown, the museum’s education supervisor. “We feel it is important to provide opportunities like Dinosaurs and Disasters that allow the public to explore science, technology, engineering and math because we are increasingly surrounded by STEM in our world today.”
The event is open to the public. There is no additional cost beyond general admission. All veteran and active military, senior citizen and Museums for All discounts will apply. Those with questions about the event may contact Morrill Hall visitor services at 402-472-2637.