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seasonal Workshops

Offered during summer and winter breaks

The Durham Museum offers a variety of summer workshop experiences for daycares, summer school programs, summer camps and more! Workshops are available for groups of ten or more and recommended for ages 5-12. All workshops are customized to the size of your group and can be booked Monday-Friday from June 1 to August 12.

Workshop Reservation Process

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

All workshops cost $6/student. The museum admits one staff member or teacher per ten children at no additional charge. Additional chaperones receive a reduced admission rate of $5/person.

For us to provide you the best museum experience possible, we kindly ask that your summer workshop request be completed at least two weeks prior to anticipated workshop date. Booking further in advance in highly recommended for larger groups.


Build it up!

Did you know The Durham Museum is a National Historic Landmark? One of only 2,600 in entire country in fact! Following a one-of-a-kind tour of Omaha’s Union Station, students will try their hand at a variety of building stations ranging from Legos to craft supplies.

Dinosaur Revolution

Explore the Dinosaur Revolution exhibition visiting The Durham Museum from Minotaur Mazes. This interactive, maze-style exhibit will take students through all three periods of the Mesozoic Era. Make tracks in the Triassic and learn to fly in the Jurassic before returning to the present to engage in the most current dino-related debates and earning your Junior Paleontologist credentials. Even if you’re a dino expert, you’ll be amazed what you can still learn about these prehistoric creatures!

Games Galore

Game on! Travel back in time to visit the Worker’s Cottage, Tudor Home and Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition exhibitions and explore how people stayed entertained through games and toys of the past. Wrap up your workshop in the log cabin and play pioneer games such as “button, button” and “ducks and geese.”

History with Heroes
(Only available June 1 – July 1)

History is full of heroes! The Durham Museum is lucky enough to be hosting an exhibition about one this summer. This workshop will include a tour of Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition followed by a chance to brainstorm what it takes to be a hero and celebrate heroes in our community.

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For additional information, call the Education Department at 402-444-5027 or email education@durhammuseum.org.