Raising Nebraska’s regular hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  However, we encourage visitors to call, or visit us on social media (Facebook and/or Twitter) for any last minute changes to our hours. If you do not have Facebook or Twitter, please view the Twitter section at the bottom of this page for any posts we may have made regarding hours.

The exhibit is available other dates and times by appointment.

Closed Holidays:

Veteran’s Day – November 11

Thanksgiving – November 24-25

Winter Holiday – December 23, 2022 through January 2, 2023


To visit Raising Nebraska or for a pre-arranged guided tour, there is NO admission charge. We are a supported by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Nebraska 4-H Foundation, and our corporate and industry partners. If you would like to financially support the work that we do at Raising Nebraska, please contact the Nebraska 4-H Foundation or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Foundation.

Raising Nebraska does charge a nominal fee for educational programs.


Raising Nebraska is located inside the Nebraska Building on the Nebraska State Fair Grounds at Fonner Park in Grand Island Nebraska.

Raising Nebraska is near the main gate of the Nebraska State Fairgrounds at the intersection of State Fair Boulevard & South Locust Street.

Questions? Feedback?

Please contact us to learn more about our exhibits, find out about sponsorship opportunities, plan a visit, or provide feedback.

Sarah Polak, Experience Coordinator
P.O. Box 2198
Grand Island, NE 68802-2198
Email: spolak2@unl.edu