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Mueller Planetarium

210 Morrill Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588
+1 402-472-2641
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Standout Planetarium for its Small Size

Most planetariums are "in the round," which has advantages and disadvantages. This planetarium is... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Charles H
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Lincoln, Nebraska
SMALL PLANETARIUM

I think the smallness was a plus. The show we watched had to do with sight and the optics could... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
LuvToTravel0899
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Owatonna, MN
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Mueller Planetarium, the first ever in Nebraska, is proud to bring the wonders of the universe and the natural world to everyone in a totally immersive environment! Please note a planetarium is a different kind of theater, with overhead motion & occasional loud sounds during a show. It is not recommended for guests who are sensitive to such conditions. Children must be at least 4 years old to be admitted to public shows as the environment can be overwhelming for such an age group.
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19 Apr 2018
“Standout Planetarium for its Small Size”
28 Apr 2017
“SMALL PLANETARIUM”
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Hours Today: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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210 Morrill Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Most planetariums are "in the round," which has advantages and disadvantages. This planetarium is small and has traditional theater seating, except (like all planetariums) the seats are comfortably inclined to allow you to look up into the dome. The advantage is that you may not...More

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UNLPlanetarium, Manager at Mueller Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and will be back to see us under the dome again soon!

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

I think the smallness was a plus. The show we watched had to do with sight and the optics could have been better. It was as if things did not come into complete focus. I would go there again but try a different showing.More

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UNLPlanetarium, Manager at Mueller Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Hello! Thanks for visiting us! We check to ensure the projector is in focus before each show. The projector hitting the dome won't be as sharp as a TV screen and some programs, if they have a great deal of light (or white) in them,...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went to a show about Darwin. It's really interesting to watch on a dome-shaped ceiling. It's a little difficult on the neck and it is rather unfortunate if you need to use the restroom (no re-entry allowed because you may get motion sickness while...More

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UNLPlanetarium, Manager at Mueller Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for the review! Some shows can take up more of the dome than others. Depending on your seating location, you may have to move your head around a bit to see everything. But we're glad it wasn't too much of a distraction from...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I recommend this planetarium because I learned much about early astronomers and current star bunches. The seating was comfortable, so I felt relaxed during my viewing. The graphics and lighting made me feel as though I was looking into outer space. The fare was inexpensive,...More

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UNLPlanetarium, Manager at Mueller Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you! A membership really is the gift that keeps on giving.

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Been coming here since college. We had an open night to kill so I suggested we hit the planetarium with the kids. Very fun show!!!

1  Thank CaribbeanFan79
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UNLPlanetarium, Manager at Mueller Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thanks so much!

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

With fulldome theater, it is not limited to star shows, but great digital shows as well. Very knowledgeable presenters. Housed in the University of Nebraska State Museum

1  Thank ET-MCMLX
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UNLPlanetarium, Manager at Mueller Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you!

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

My children grew up going to the planetarium Saturday nights throughout the year. The volunteers running the telescopes are always friendly and knowledgeable & I thank them for all their work.

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UNLPlanetarium, Manager at Mueller Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for the review! You might be referring to Hyde Observatory at Holmes Lake Park in Lincoln. They have telescopes and a roll-back roof. The planetarium is the domed theater on UNL campus with immersive shows.

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Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Great place to take children and very interactive. 3 floors of activities for kids and adults. There are 2 big shows that you can currently view. I highly recommend taking your family to see this when in Lincoln.

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UNLPlanetarium, Manager at Mueller Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you!

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Reviewed 2 December 2015

Outstanding narrator of our show! We learned a great deal about how to better identify our skies and we have visited many planetariums! Great tour of Morrill Hall too is included in price. Perfect for grandchildren and grandparents!

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UNLPlanetarium, Manager at Mueller Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you so much!

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

A very short show that repeated it's pictures over and over in this presentation. I would like to go to a star party some time, though.More

1  Thank PrettyPickyDenver
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UNLPlanetarium, Manager at Mueller Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thanks for the review! That particular show featured a frog fish twice: once to grab your attention, and the second to go into detail of what the creature is. Kids love it seeming to "attack" the audience, though, even if it is the same few...More

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DFalat
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We currently show the Big Red Sky Tour Saturday afternoons and sometimes during special museum events, which are listed in advance. Thanks!
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