seasonal Workshops

WINTER WORKSHOPS
December 23, 26, 27, 30
January 2, 3
SUMMER WORKSHOPS
May 26-August 7

Workshops are ideal for school district winter break programs, daycares, winter 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 winter break dates of December 23, 26, 27, 30 and January 2,3 or our summer season from May 26-August 7.

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 $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.

Omaha Union Station

Workshops for WINTER

Log Cabin Holidays

Winter holidays have been celebrated in different ways for many years, including pioneers in Nebraska! 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, fully decorated tree and learn how we fit this beautiful sight into the museum each year. Then, experience holidays and traditions from other countries and cultures using our Cultural Tree Display as well as classroom activities and a craft.

Platform and Play

All Aboard! What better way to spend a winter day than exploring The Durham Museum’s train cars? Following this trip back in time, students will visit the museum’s newest addition, The Platform, an interactive STEAM-based experience for learners of all ages.

Workshops for summer

Sense of Sound

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of an amazing summer at The Durham Museum! Our summer exhibition, Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World, has us listening for the sounds of students ready to learn and explore their senses. Following a peek into this rockin’ exhibit, students will experience the sounds and acoustics of The Durham Museum before experimenting with the other four senses during a series of classroom activities.

Rockin’ Around the World

The guitar may be called “the instrument that rocked the world” in our summer exhibition, but music spans the globe in more ways than one! Following a full tour of this summer’s exhibit from the National Guitar Museum, students will explore other cultures’ music expression through the museum’s permanent exhibits and an interactive game.

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 education@durhammuseum.org.