Hours AND
Admission

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:

Contact Info
Phone number: 308-385-5316

Location & Directions
Stuhr Museum is located at the corner of US Hwys 281 & 34, just 5 minutes north of I-80 Exit 312. (Physical address: 3133 W US Hwy 34, Grand Island, Nebraska 68801)

Hours
*Museum: 7 Days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Stuhr Bistro: 7 Days a week, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

*The Glaciarium: Closed until November 2022

View Our Interactive Map

Stuhr Museum is open year-round!

*Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily:

  • Leo B. Stuhr Building
  • Gus Fonner Memorial Rotunda
  • STEAM Learning Center
  • Railroad Town
    • Railroad Town now opens earlier in the spring and remains open later into the fall than we used to! Daily programming may be dependent on the weather. Follow us on social media for the most up-to-date announcements on daily activities!
Holiday Closings

Stuhr Museum will be closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

We will close early at 3 p.m. on these days:

  • Day before Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • New Year’s Eve

Admission and Parking

Daily Admission
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 7 days a week

Adults

$14.00

Seniors (60+)

$13.00

Youth (6-12 years)

$12.00

Youth (5 & under)

Free

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.

 

Admission Discounts

Veterans Discount

Veterans receive $1.00 off daily admission. Thank you for your service!

AAA Discount

AAA members receive a $1.00 discount when they show their valid AAA card.

Museums for All

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 info@stuhrmuseum.org.

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.

Blue Star Museum

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.

Hastings Museum Members

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

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 events@stuhrmuseum.org or call (308) 385-5316.

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Parking

Parking is free and plentiful throughout the grounds; RVs are welcome with a large parking lot for RVs during your visit. No overnight parking.

Plan Your Visit

Stuhr Museum, Creating Immersive Experience
7 Days A Week | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Accessibility

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.

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Group Tours

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.

Motorcoach & Bus Tours

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 Areas

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.

Restrooms

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.

Pets

Guide and assistance dogs only are permitted inside the buildings. Outdoors, all pets must be leashed and picked up after properly at all times.

Campgrounds

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.

Hotels in the Area

To find accommodation in Grand Island, contact Grand Island Tourism or give them a call at (308) 382-4400.

Photography Policies

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.

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