Nebraska History Museum

12,000 years of history! Many people and cultures have made Nebraska their home. Come see fascinating artifacts and hear amazing stories from our rich past.

  • Learn about life in Nebraska before it became a state, what it was like to live in Nebraska during the early years of statehood, and the moments that affected all Nebraskans.
  • See unique artifacts only on display at the Nebraska History Museum.
  • Participate in a variety of educational programs for children and adults.

We have over 125,000 objects in our collections and we continue to collect items that tell the story of Nebraska's history.  To see what is currently on display, visit our Exhibits page.


People visiting the museum

Storefront of NSHS

Plan Your Visit

Monday-Friday: 10:00am - 5:30pm 
Saturday: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Sunday: CLOSED  
(closed state holidays) 

FREE Admission

131 Centennial Mall North (Centennial Mall & P St.)
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Street parking along P St. and Centennial Mall. Garages nearby.

Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Wheelchairs free of charge, first come, first serve. Service animals are permitted.

Flash photography is not permitted.

No food and beverage in galleries.


April 28, 2018
1:00pm to 3:30pm

Nebraska History Bike Tour


Register online now!

Put on your helmet and join us for a bike tour of The Bottoms in...

May 4, 2018
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebra...


Join us at the Nebraska History Museum for a FREE special after-hours event celebrating Asian Pacific American...

May 17, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Susette and Susan La Flesche: Two Sisters Who...


One crusaded tirelessly for Native American citizenship rights. The other became America's first Native doctor....

Landmark Store

  • Unique gifts, books, art, and products celebrating Nebraska and its peoples
  • Nebraska History Museum, Nebraska State Capitol, Chimney Rock Historic Site, Ft. Robinson History Center Locations
  • 10% discount for NSHS members
  • 402-471-3447

Rental and Event Information Coming Soon

Yearly memberships start at $32

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