Nebraska History Museum

Nebraska History Museum


Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
Saturdays: 10 am - 2 pm

Closed on major holidays


Adults (19 and over): $5

Children (5-18): $3

Under 5: Free

College/University Students, History Nebraska Members, Employees of Nebraska Museums, AAM/AASLH/ICOM Members, and School Groups: Free

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Museum information contact
(402) 471-4782
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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.

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Museum Exhibits

A list of exhibits currently on display at the Museum, as well as a selection of fascinating online-only exhibits to explore.

Education Division

Learn more through firsthand experiences with Nebraska objects, people, and places!  Engaging programs for all ages, innovative exhibits, and docent-led tours help our shared history unfold.

School Tour Information

We hope to resume in-person tours of the Nebraska History Museum in the 2020-2021 school year. Please email our staff to let us know the time and date you hope to visit and we will save it for your group. 

We are currently developing the year's tour options and will have a good idea of what they will look like by mid-August. Regardless of what the finished tours look like, they will be based around students having the chance to see cool objects from the past and to explore stories from Nebraska's history from multiple perspectives in a safe and interactive way.

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