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Museum Builders: A Story of Fossils and Friendship

Temporary Exhibition at Morrill Hall

9:30 am–4:30 pm
Morrill Hall
1335 U St
Lincoln NE 68503
Directions: 14th and Vine streets
Additional Info: MORR
Pam Sniff, (402) 472-2637,
This temporary exhibition explores the history of paleontology and the friendship that led to the construction of the University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall.

Accompanying Museum Builders is an escape room which features the history of fossil collecting in Nebraska.

Get ready to journey through the new temporary exhibition to learn how two iconic individuals came together to expand the university’s natural history museum, build Morrill Hall, and carve a path for its future.

Along the way, you will learn about the earliest fossil explorers and get to know one of the first women to become a paleontologist. Also some amazing fossils and other museum specimens are on display. You’ll learn why we have the best record of mammal evolution in the Great Plains which is why paleontologists came to Nebraska to collect millions of fossils.

The display connects past to future, and includes a preview of the new exhibitions featured in the redevelopment of the fourth floor, Cherish Nebraska.

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