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The Durham Museum offers a variety of summer workshops that are unique, fun and educational. Summer workshops are available for groups of ten or more children, ages 5-12. All workshops are one hour in length and can be booked Monday through Friday between May 30 and August 4, 2017.

Summer Workshop Reservation Process
In order to accommodate the scheduling needs of all groups, we have established a schedule of available time slots. Please choose one of these options when planning your visit. Special accommodations can be made if one of the available slots will not work for your group or if you have more than 25 students and may need additional time.

9:30-10:30 AM
10:45-11:45 AM
1:15-2:15 PM
2:30-3:30 PM
3:45-4:45 PM


All workshops are $5 per child. The museum admits one staff member or teacher per ten children at no additional charge. For reservations or additional information, call Grace Sullivan, Education Programs Coordinator at 402-444-5027 or email gsullivan@durhammuseum.org. Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance.

Build it Up!
Visit Omaha’s newest location to be named a National Historic Landmark, Omaha Union Station! Following a one-of-a-kind tour, enjoy building contests and activities with everything from Legos to pipe cleaners.

On the Move!
What do trains, cars, wagons, and boats have in common? They not only move, but they help move object and people too! Explore all things that move at The Durham Museum before finishing the workshop with a balloon car race.

Soda Science
Have you wondered why The Durham Museum has something called a Soda Fountain? Explore unique concoctions and even make your own after learning the fascinating history of soda fountains all around the country.

Top Secret
Secret agents, suspects, and science converge for an adventure unlike anything you’ve experienced in Top Secret: License to Spy, The Durham Museum’s summer 2017 exhibition. This engaging and highly interactive exhibit will put students’ skills to the test as they experience the science, technology, and psychology employed in the intelligence field. Upon arrival, each student receives a “Spy File” containing their scenario and a list of six suspects. Can you crack the code on a safe, dodge laser beams, and use a night vision camera to solve puzzles and, just maybe, the entire case?

Trinkets and Toys
Can you name the first toy that went to outer space? Learn the history behind some of our favorite toys in this fun and interactive workshop. Play everything from giant Jenga to pioneer and Native American games. You'll even get to make a toy to take home with you!