December 26-28 & January 2-4 (9am-4pm)
Join us at The Durham Museum for an exhilarating holiday break! Campers can choose to sign up for individual days or the entire Winter Camp session at a discounted rate. Each day of camp will feature a unique theme including Holidays around the World, Know your City, Welcome 2013, Durham Boot Camp (in conjunction with the American Soldier
exhibition), Rock Out at The Durham (in anticipation of our spring exhibition, Women who Rock
), and Dinosaur Discovery (in anticipation of our summer exhibition, A T. Rex Named Sue
). Each theme will be supported with hands on activities, tours, games, and crafts.
Dates: December 26-28 and January 2-4
Before and after care: 7:45am-5:15pm (Free of charge)
Member cost: $40/day, $90/3 days, $180/6 days (per child)
Non-Member: $50/day, $120/3days, $210/6 days (per child)
Age: 5-12 year-olds
To register, please contact Emily Peterson at (402)444-5027 or email email@example.com. Click here
for a Winter Camp registration form.
Holidays around the World
Wednesday, December 26th
What better way to learn about holiday traditions from across the globe than by starting with the largest indoor tree in Omaha? Campers will experience a day of holiday traditions from a variety of countries and cultures through crafts, games, and of course, our holiday exhibitions. Grab your passports and travel around the world exploring holidays with The Durham!
Know your City
Thursday, December 27th
How much do you really know about Omaha? Campers will spend a day exploring the museum, viewing artifacts, and getting to know the city in which they live. Hands-on journaling activities and scavenger hunts will create an exciting step back in time. After we visit everything from the Byron Reed Gallery to our historic train cars, you will truly be an Omaha expert!
Friday, December 28th
The Durham is preparing for the New Year early this season! Campers will discover the history of what we know as New Year’s Eve as well as explore the exciting traditions that come along with the holiday. We will also learn how other cultures and countries celebrate the New Year and other winter celebrations. Finally, we will put on our lab coats to investigate the science behind snow and other winter wonders.
Durham Boot Camp
Wednesday, January 2nd
The Durham Museum is thrilled to present two wonderful exhibits honoring our troops! The American Soldier
(curated and produced by Cyma Rubin) is a photograph exhibition, while Worn with Pride: Americans in Uniform
(curated and produced by The Durham Museum) showcases military uniforms from The Civil War to the present. Campers will have the opportunity to explore these exhibitions before experiencing “Durham Boot Camp”. The camp will include activities relating to survival skills, nutrition, and exercise, as well as a chance to write thank you letters to local troops and veterans.
Rock out at The Durham
Thursday, January 3rd
This spring, The Durham Museum will host an exhibition called Women who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power
. In anticipation of this exhibition, campers will spend the day “rocking out” at the museum through activities related to the arts! Topics will include music, art, dance, and more, all experienced through hands-on activities and guest speakers.
Friday, January 4th
The Durham Museum is hosting an exhibition this summer from The Field Museum in Chicago. A T. Rex Named Sue
, features Sue, the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex ever discovered! Our final day of Winter Camp will feature activities relating to dinosaurs and paleontology that give campers a sneak peak at this exciting exhibition. What will you uncover during Dinosaur Discovery at The Durham?