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Morrill Hall Explores the History of Paleontology During an All-New Exhibit

Located at Morrill Hall, “Museum Builders: A Story of Friendship & Fossils Exhibit” explores the history of paleontology and the friendship that led to the construction of the University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall. Get ready to journey through the new temporary exhibit to learn how two iconic individuals came together to expand the University's 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.

Accompanying the Museum Builders Exhibit is an Escape Room which features the history of fossil collecting in Nebraska. Your group will have one hour to rewrite history by searching Dr. Barbour’s workroom to uncover clues, solve puzzles and decipher codes. Surrounded by vintage lab equipment, real fossils and other authentic natural history objects, your unique escape room challenge is to find the professor’s field book and missing Agate fossils.

This temporary exhibit connects past to future and includes a preview of the new exhibits featured in the redevelopment of the fourth floor, Cherish Nebraska. We ask that tickets are purchased 24 hours in advance. See you there!

At Fairways at Lincoln Apartments in Lincoln, Nebraska, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Friday!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, May 10, 2019—9:30 AM

Event Venue Location:
Morrill Hall
645 North 14th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588

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