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University of Nebraska State Museum

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Established in 1871, the University of Nebraska State Museum is the state's premier museum of natural history. The museum is focused on promoting discovery in natural science, and fostering scientific understanding and interpretation of the Earth’s past, present and future through world-class exhibits, collections, special events, and education.



Programs by University of Nebraska State Museum

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Animals in the Hall!

Become a young scientist today! Like a scientist, we’ll start with what you know – and then ask a lot of questions as we travel our Hall of Nebraska Wildlife exhibit. Listen to and identify animal sounds, explore animal behavior, check out...


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Elephants in Your Backyard: Making Teeth Talk

Uncover a mystery – paleontology style! Your classroom fossil dig is followed by a “trip” to the museum. Together we uncover the tale told by teeth, traits, and time. You’ll uncover clues to middle America's ancient climate and habitats known...


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Evolution Examined!

Dig in to the theory of evolution. Investigate current research. Discover how evolution applies to you and the environment around us. And try to sing like a fly! All it takes is a little variation, inheritance, selection and time.


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Science Chats!

Do you have 15 minutes? Explore life as a scientist in a fun conversation with a working scientist!  Have questions.  Get answers. Awesome experience.


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Tusker Power!

Step Right Up! See the wild elephants who once freely roamed America’s heartland. Explore these prehistoric pachyderms world. Come eye to eye with “Archie”, the world’s largest mounted mammoth. Discover the amazing life history left in their...


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Jennifer Ruyle
645 N. 14th St.
Lincoln NE 68588-0388
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of University of Nebraska State Museum cover:

Problem Based Learning
Gifted & Talented

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"The hands-on activities before and during the lessons were a big plus." MS Teacher

"The kit was wonderful! It gave the teachers direction in how to prepare for the field trip and helped the kids be ready to interact." Elem. Teacher

"The pace was nice and relaxed and gave all of the students time to think and respond." 4th Grade Teacher

"Your presentation skills make the content fun, engaging, and challenging, regardless of the age!" Instructional Media Coordinator