Tickets for animal scientist Temple Grandin available March 1

Tickets for animal scientist Temple Grandin available March 1
Temple Grandin, PhD
February 28th, 2024 | Courtesy

Dr. Grandin will headline the Nebraska Science Festival on March 26

Don’t miss your opportunity to obtain free tickets to animal scientist and autism self-advocate Temple Grandin, PhD, who will share her unique perspective on animals when she headlines the 2024 Nebraska Science Festival on March 26.

Tickets for general admission seating to “Visual Thinking and Animal Behavior” will be released online at Eventbrite (up to four per person) at 6 a.m. on March 1 on a first-come, first-served basis (the link will go live that morning); check for more information. Although the March 26 presentation is free, tickets are required for admittance.

Dr. Grandin’s 7:30 p.m. presentation will help attendees better understand animals in their sensory-based world as well as provide insights into solving problems. Her presentation will be at The Garden Theater, 3125 Oak View Drive in Omaha, and is suggested for ages 12 and older. 

Tickets for past keynote speakers have gone quickly. If you are unable to obtain tickets online, you may come to the venue on March 26 and any open seats at 7:25 p.m. will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dr. Grandin’s presentation kicks off the 2024 Nebraska Science Festival, which runs from April 1-30, and features an array of science- and technology-related activities in communities across the state. The festival is geared toward making science accessible, interactive, relevant and fun for all ages. SciFest events continue to be posted on as they become available.

A professor of animal science at Colorado State University, Dr. Grandin is a pioneer in improving the handling and welfare of farm animals. Half the cattle in the U.S. and Canada are handled in equipment she has designed for meat plants. She has developed animal welfare guidelines for the meat industry and consulted with companies on animal welfare. Widely published, she continues her research at Colorado State University and teaches courses on livestock handling and facility design. Her achievements are remarkable because she was an autistic child, and she has become an internationally known autism self-advocate.

Presented by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Nebraska Science Festival is a collaboration of organizations and individuals interested in the advancement of science literacy. In addition to UNMC, other sponsors, to date, are Boys Town, Metro Credit Union, KETV and the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

In addition to, SciFest updates and information are available on Twitter (@NESciFest) and Facebook (NE SciFest).  


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