University of Nebraska State Museum

Morrill Hall

Housed within Morrill Hall, the University of Nebraska State Museum was founded in 1871. The museum includes Mueller Planetarium, which features a 360-degree Fulldome Experience, as well as a wide range of exhibits that explore the natural and cultural history of Nebraska. On display in Morrill Hall is the world’s largest exhibited elephant skeleton: a 14-foot male mammoth from the Late Pleistocene Era. The giant mammoth was found in 1922, in Lincoln County, Nebraska, by a rancher and his wife. They turned the fossil over to the Museum for exhibit and research.