seasonal Workshops

available December 26-28, 2018 and January 2-4, 2019

The Durham Museum offers a variety of winter workshops that are unique, fun and educational. Winter workshops are available for groups of ten or more children, ages 5-12. All workshops are customized to the size of your group. Winter workshops are ideal for winter break programs, daycare and other winter camp programs.

Summer Workshops at The Durham
Workshop Reservation Process

In order to accommodate the scheduling needs of all workshops, we will customize the arrival and departure times for your group. Please plan on approximately 45 minutes per group of 25 students when planning your workshop.

All workshops are $5 per child. The museum admits one staff member or teacher per ten children at no additional charge. Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance.

Omaha Union Station

Available Workshops for Winter

Wild Winter

It’s a wild winter at The Durham! Take a tour through our world premiere exhibition Thomas D. Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild, and explore fascinating and engaging wildlife photography. See beautiful pictures of penguins, polar bears, and much more followed by a winter animal craft and activity.

Log Cabin Holidays

Early Nebraska pioneers had their own ways of celebrating winter holidays. This workshop will begin with a tour of our covered wagon and log cabin, before students have a chance to make their own pioneer holiday craft!

Holidays around the World

Experiences holidays from around the world right here in Omaha! Come to admire The Durham’s own 40-foot-tall, fully decorated tree and learn how we fit this beautiful sight into the museum each year. Then, learn about the holidays and traditions of other countries and cultures using our Holiday Cultural Tree Display as well as classroom activities and a craft.

All Aboard

Buy a ticket at Union Station’s ticket window and head on down to track #1 for a tour of the museum’s train cars, caboose and steam engine. Learn about the different kinds of train cars, the experiences children had while riding, and what the train signals and whistles mean. Our “O” scale model train adds to the railroading fun, allowing children to see how towns thrived from having a railroad depot. All Aboard!

Email Us to Reserve Your Workshop

For additional information, call the Education Department at 402-444-5027 or email