Stuhr Museum is immense, immersive and full of iconic history. Most visitors spend four hours at the museum, but to “see it all” takes many visits.
Here’s all the info you need for your visit:
Location & Directions
*Stuhr Bistro: 7 Days a week, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
*The Glaciarium: Closed until November 2022
|*Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily:
Stuhr Museum will be closed on the following holidays:
We will close early at 3 p.m. on these days:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 7 days a week
Youth (6-12 years)
Youth (5 & under)
Special event admission may vary.
Stuhr Museum members receive free daily admission to the museum! Memberships start at $45 for an individual or $65 for a household. Click here for more information.
Veterans receive $1.00 off daily admission. Thank you for your service!
AAA members receive a $1.00 discount when they show their valid AAA card.
Visitors who receive food assistance through SNAP or WIC programs are eligible for a reduced daily admission fee of $3.00 per person ages 6+ when they visit Stuhr Museum.
To receive this discount, you will need to show a valid SNAP EBT or WIC card, along with a photo ID. This discount is valid for everyone in your vehicle ages 6+; ages 5 & under are admitted free. In addition to the admission discount, you’ll also receive a 10% discount in the Stuhr Bistro or Silver Dollar for food and drink purchases.
These discounts are valid only during regular daily business hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For questions about the Museums for All discount at Stuhr Museum, please contact email@example.com.
Museums for All is a national, branded access program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. Over 800 museums participate in the program across the country, including art, history, natural history/anthropology, general museums, children’s museums, science centers, planetariums, nature centers, historic houses/sites, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and arboretums. For a list of all participating museums, click here.
Stuhr Museum offers free daily admission to active-duty military personnel and their families through participation in the Blue Star Museums program. The 2022 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 5.
The Blue Star Museum Initiative is a partnership between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across the country. It provides free admission to active-duty military identification holders and up to five immediate family members. For more information about eligibility and other questions, please view the Blue Star Museum’s Frequently Asked Questions page. Please note: Admission to events outside of our regular daily business hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. is not included in the Blue Star Museums’ free admission program.
For the full list of museums nationwide offering free admission for military families, visit the Blue Star Museum’s website.
Did you know Stuhr Museum and Hastings Museum have a reciprocal membership? That means if you have a Hastings Museum membership, you also get free daily admission to Stuhr Museum! And in turn, Stuhr Museum members get free daily admission at Hastings Museum!
Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more when you book your visit in advance. For information regarding group rates, please contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (308) 385-5316.
Parking is free and plentiful throughout the grounds; RVs are welcome with a large parking lot for RVs during your visit. No overnight parking.
Stuhr Museum, Creating Immersive Experience
7 Days A Week | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Stuhr Museum is sensitive to the needs of the physically challenged visitor. While the Stuhr Building and Gus Fonner Memorial Rotunda are accessible, many of the historic buildings are not, due to their 19th-century construction. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Special rates are available to groups of 10 or more with a confirmed reservation. Special programs and presentations are also available. Contact Facility Sales at (308) 385-5316.
Stuhr Museum welcomes motorcoach groups and offers special motorcoach tour rates. Boxed lunches for your group, as well as other programs, guides and entertainment are available by special request. Contact Facility Sales at (308) 385-5316.
Picnic tables are located near the Gus Fonner Memorial Rotunda and at the southern edge of Railroad Town. A wheelchair-accessible picnic table is located near the Rotunda.
Modern Public Restrooms are located in the Stuhr Building, the Gus Fonner Memorial Rotunda, in Railroad Town and on the south grounds next to the rural Church.
Guide and assistance dogs only are permitted inside the buildings. Outdoors, all pets must be leashed and picked up after properly at all times.
While overnight camping is not permitted on Stuhr grounds, the Hall County Campground (308) 385-5087 is just south of the museum, and Mormon Island State Recreation Area (308) 385-6211 is just off I-80 exit 312, just 4 miles south of Stuhr Museum. A KOA Campground is located east of Grand Island, and other State Recreation Areas are nearby on Interstate 80.
To find accommodation in Grand Island, contact Grand Island Tourism or give them a call at (308) 382-4400.
During your visit, authorized staff photographers may capture your image on camera. Please note that your paid admission allows Stuhr Museum to use your likeness in any and all publications and for marketing purposes. Still photographs, videotapes and audiotapes are permitted for personal use only and may not be published or used for commercial purposes. Due to the nature of many of our artifacts, photography inside buildings is prohibited.