Morrill Hall to offer free admission Sept. 22
The University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall will open its doors free of charge Sept. 22, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day Live event.
On that day, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day.
The event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning accessible to everyone. Last year's event drew more than 250,000 participants.
The Museum Day Live ticket is available online. Visitors who present the ticket will gain free admission for two on Sept. 22. One ticket per household and per email address is permitted.
Visitors to Morrill Hall can view major attractions, including Elephant Hall — showcasing mammoths and mastodons of Nebraska’s past. Other popular exhibitions include “Minerals and Meteorites,” “Bizarre Beasts,” the “Hall of Nebraska Wildlife,” “Weapons Through Time” and “First Peoples of the Plains.” Young visitors can enjoy digging for fossils in the Marx Discovery Center. Visitors are also encouraged to view the temporary exhibition “Museum Builders: A Story of Fossils and Friendship.”