Raising Nebraska is now open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The exhibit is available other dates and times by appointment.

2020 Nebraska State Fair Hours

  • August 28 – 5 pm to 7 pm
  • August 29 – 8 am to 7 pm
  • August 30 – Closed to the Public (4-H Fashion Show)
  • August 31 – 9 am to 6 pm
  • September 1 – 8 am to 6 pm
  • September 2 – 8 am to 6 pm
  • September 3 – 8 am to 6 pm
  • September 4 – 11 am to 7 pm
  • September 5 – 8 am to 7 pm
  • September 6 – 8 am to 7 pm
  • September 7 (Labor Day) – 8 am to 3 pm

For a list of activities and events happening at Raising Nebraska during the 2020 State Fair, please visit https://raisingnebraska.net/state-fair-2020-schedule/ 

COVID-19 and Raising Nebraska

The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, staff, and neighbors is our top priority.

Raising Nebraska encourages our visitors to wear masks, but does not require it.

We are asking our visitors to enter our facility through the Northwest door, immediately off the west side parking lot. For visitors who have familiar with our facility, this is the external door near our kitchen facility.

For more about Raising Nebraska’s efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19, please visit Raising Nebraska & Coronavirus


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 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