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University of Nebraska State Museum

Lincoln, Nebraska

The University of Nebraska State Museum is Nebraska's own premier museum of natural history. The State Museum collects, preserves, and interprets objects and associated data about the natural world. The collections place a special interest in Nebraska and the northern Great Plains, highlighting geological, biological, and cultural diversity. Its membership in the Smithsonian Affiliations program has brought in guest scholars and traveling exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution, as well as long-term loans like a collection of scarab beetles from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.