The University of Nebraska State Museum’s Trailside Museum of Natural History will delay its opening until at least May 1, 2020. The decision is based on CDC recommendations regarding group sizes and social distancing. We are taking these measures to focus on the health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff, students and the community. If any other changes occur, we will immediately notify the public.

Public Hours:

Summer Memorial Day-Labor Day 9:00am-6:00pm Daily
Spring/Fall Spring dates TBD (see notice above) 10:00am-5:00pm Thursday-Sunday
Winter Closed November through March except by appointment

Admission: (price includes tax)

Admission plus valid Nebraska Park Entry Permit required

Adults (19 and over) $3.00
Children (5-18 yrs) $1.00
Children (4 and under) FREE
Family (Up to 2 adults w/children) $6.00


The museum is located at beautiful, historic Fort Robinson State Park. Three miles west of Crawford, Nebraska, on Highway 20, about 2 hours from Interstate 80.


The main floor of the museum where the exhibits and restrooms are located is wheelchair accessible. The art gallery, located on a lower level, is not wheelchair accessible.

Youth Activity Safety Policy

School and youth groups please read the University of Nebraska Lincoln Youth Activity Safety Policy before your visit.