Nebraska History Museum

Lincoln, NE

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Address: N 15th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA How do we get there? Number: (402) 471-4782
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The fascinating Nebraska History Museum shares 12,000 years of history, telling the stories of the many people and cultures have made Nebraska their home.

Families can see fascinating artifacts and hear amazing stories from the states rich past, and in fact families have been doing that since 1878 when History Nebraska was founded!

At the Nebraska History Museum families can learn all about lfie in Nebraska, long before Nebraska officially became a state! Kids, what do you think life was like in the state during the early years? We bet it's quite different to life today!

What are some of the events that affected all Nebraskans? Find out at the Nebraska History Museum!

Through unique artifacts on display and educational programs for kids AND adults, there is so much learning to be had!

In fact, this fun museum have over 125,000 objects in their collection! Exhibits change regularly, so there will always be something to go back and see! 

It might be that one visit you learn all about Nebraska's Suffrage Story, and how women rallied together to ensure their ability to vote. It might be that you want to explore 13,000 years of history with Nebraska's archaeologists, and see how they piece together the past!

Maybe you might like to see the fascinating and inspiring lives of the Plains Indians through photographs. How did photographs influece American's perceptions of the Plains tribal people?

All this and so much more at this great Lincoln museum!

Kids, are you ready to immerse yourselves in history? Let's go!

Activity location


The Nebraska History Museum does not have its own parking lot or space, but there are many nearby options. Not only are there metered parking spaces across downtown, there are many parking garages blocks from the museum.

StarTran bus #44 runs along O Street and has a stop one block away from the Nebraska History Museum.

Many BikeLNK bike rental stations are spread throughout downtown Lincoln, including one at 14th and P just a block away. There are also bike racks located outside the entrance and across the street at the US Social Security Administration building.

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How much does it cost?






$3 (Ages 5 to 18)


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5 years


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Nebraska History Museum FAQ’s

There are plenty of places to grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit!

School groups are FREE to enjoy time at the museum so give them a call and enjoy a fascinating historical day out!

Give them a call to talk about accessibility if you need! They'll be happy to help

College/University Students, History Nebraska Members, Employees of Nebraska Museums, AAM/AASLH/ICOM Members are FREE entry!

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