Birthday Party at Morrill Hall

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Sunday April 2

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2:00 PM  –  3:30 PM

Have a mammoth good time with a birthday party at Morrill Hall. We take care of everything from start to finish, so all you have to focus on is making memories. 

What's Included:

  • Choose from 3 unique and exciting party themes.
  • Guided museum excursion and an activity relating to your party theme.
  • Gift bag for each child, including a special git for the birthday child.
  • Museum staff member to set up, run the party, guide the excursion, and clean up. 
  • Time included to uncover fossils in the Discovery Center's fossil dig pit.
  • Candles, plates, forks, cups, and napkins.
  • Make it a deluxe party and we'll provide a themed, personalized quarter-sheet cake. 

Basic Information:

  • Each party lasts 90 minutes
  • Most activities geared for children ages 4-10
  • Maximum of 12 children, 8 adults
  • We require 1 adult per every 5 kids in attendance at the party to assist with safety and supervision of the party guests, with a maximum of 8 adults attending (8 adults included in cost of party). Other adults are welcome to pay admission and explore the museum during the party, explore UNL's campus, or leave campus and return to pick up their child at the party's conclusion. 

Party Availability:

  • Parties are available for booking on Saturdays at 10am and 2pm.
  • Parties are available for booking on Sundays at 2pm.
  • We recommend reservations be made 2 weeks in advance.
  • We typically do not book parties on home football Saturdays, as no parking is available in our museum parking lot. 

Party Pricing:

  • Basic Party: $160 
    • We provide everything, except the cake and drinks. We do include plates, cups, napkins, and eating utensils if you provide your own cake. No other outside food is allowed. 
  • Deluxe Party: $195
    • We provide everything, including a quarter-sheet themed, decorated, personalized cake and Hawaiian Punch. No other outside food is allowed.
  • Museum members received a 10% discount on all birthday parties. Call the museum at 402-472-2637 to request your member discount code. 

Party Themes:

  • Archie's Fossil Adventure: Be a paleontologist! Discover the museum's many fossils, including "Archie," our 14-foot tall mammoth. Plus, meet ancient sea creatures, mammals, and dinosaurs.
  • Treasure Hunt: Morrill Hall ROCKS! Hunt through our museum to find a treasure trove of colorful rocks and minerals. With clues hidden in several galleries, you'll also find some serious fun.
  • Cosmic Adventure: Explore our solar system and the galaxy during your party, complete with your choice of planetarium show. Don't worry, we'll have you back on Earth by party's end.  

Cancellation Policy:

  • A nonrefundable processing fee of $25 will be retained by UNSM in the event of cancellation. 
  • Cancellations made greater than 2 weeks in advance will receive a full refund, minus the $25 processing fee. 
  • Cancellations made less than 2 weeks, but greater than 1 week in advance will receive a 50% refund. 
  • Cancellations made less than one week in advance are nonrefundable, except in situations of extreme extenuating circumstances evaluated by the museum on a case-by-case basis.