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seasonal Workshops

June 1-August 7

Workshops are ideal for school district summer break programs, daycares, summer camps, and more. They are available for groups of ten or more children, and ages 5-12 are recommended. Workshops are one hour in length and can be booked during our summer season from June 1-August 7.

On-Site Workshops: Workshops during the summer of 2020 are still being scheduled but will only take place based on the reopening of the museum when it is safe to do so. If your organization is interested in attending an on-site workshop, please complete the form below.

Outreach Workshops: In order to best meet the needs of community organizations who typically attend workshops in the summer, we can bring our workshops to you! Outreach Workshops are available for organizations still holding on-site programming who do not wish to travel for field trips. Please submit the form below and select “outreach workshop” in the drop-down menu. We will contact you to discuss pricing and available programming.

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.

On-site workshops are $6 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.

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Workshops for summer

Sense of Sound

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of an amazing summer at The Durham Museum! Students will experience the sounds and acoustics of The Durham Museum before experimenting with the other four senses during a series of classroom activities.

Innovation Station

The Durham Museum wouldn’t be here in Omaha’s Union Station without the innovation of those who came before us. Travel back in time to the era of the Native American earth lodge, log cabin, worker’s cottage, and of course, the grand Trans-Mississippi Exposition to explore innovation and construction of the past. This workshop will wrap up with a building competition. Can your group think outside-the-box and build the strongest bridge? Find out at our Innovation Station!

Trains, Trolleys and Treasure

Last year’s “History Mystery” workshop was so popular, we decided to give our summer workshop visitors another mystery to solve. This special mission requires your transportation expertise to solve, and you’ll visit the covered wagon, train cars, historic cars and trucks, and streetcar to try to complete the puzzle. Help us find our traveling treasure this summer!

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