Mythbusters-inspired event at Morrill Hall encourages investigative skills
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Morrill Hall opened its doors this morning to get families and their young ones to spend the day exploring facts and myths about fossils.
This year’s Dinosaurs and Disasters event was themed after the popular show Mythbusters.
Families would tour 24 stations around the four floors of the museum putting their knowledge to the test in debunking theories.
Public relations manager Caroline Clements said events like today’s give a different angle to learning science.
“What’s fun about this is that this is a really informal way to study science,” she said.
Clements said families got to learn with their hands in these activities with attractions like a water table, weather simulator and a fossil exhibit you can touch.
“That’s our biggest goal,” she said. “Stimulating that curiosity, saying ‘yes it’s fun to explore.”
The event saw an almost record number of visitors with around 18,000 total that showed up throughout the day.