"Archie" and his fossil friends at the University of Nebraska State Museum – Morrill Hall (14th and Vine streets, UNL City Campus) are staying up late to explore science and natural history topics through hands-on activities June 14.

An event for all ages, Morrill Hall is offering hands-on activities exploring science topics including astronomy, chemistry, and zoology, among others on Thursday, June 14.

New this year, are the “After Party” -- visitors are encouraged to head to the Stadium Parking Garage for special telescope activities with the UNL Student Observatory from 9:00-10:00pm -- plus Members can take advantage of the “Member’s Lounge” with refreshments and exclusive astronomy themed-activity from 6:00-8:00pm.

Families will learn more about animals and insects that come out to play when the sun goes down and tilt their heads back to examine the night sky.  Activities include live animal encounters, Mueller Planetarium fulldome shows, constellation identification, story time, plus more.  Visitors will be able to purchase a custom ice cream flavor, ‘Mammoth Dig’ from the UNL Dairy Store ice cream cart.  Children are encouraged to wear pajamas.

The event is regular museum admission, museum members attend for free.  For ticket and event information visit museum.unl.edu/latenightparty or call 402-472-2642.

Participating partners include, Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, Lincoln Children's Museum, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, organizations from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln including Entomology, the Student Observatory and the Nebraska College of Law Space, Cyber, & Telecommunications Law.


  • Occurred Thursday, June 14th, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


University of Nebraska State Museum - Morrill Hall

645 N. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588