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Scout Programs

There’s a world of adventure awaiting Scouts at The Durham Museum. From exploring our exhibits, to completing a merit badge or workshop, your troop is invited to experience history together with The Durham Museum. See below to learn more about specific programming and opportunities.

Contact the Education Services Department at 402-444-5027 or with questions or for additional information.

Omaha Union Station

Scout Group tours and workshops

The Durham Museum is proud to offer several fun options for Scouts of all ages, so there’s sure to be one that’s a great fit for your group. Book a tour or workshop and provide a memorable, educational outing for your scout group!

In addition, The Durham Museum is proud to present the Celebrating our Community Badge for Brownies and Tiger Tales for Tiger Scouts. There is no better place to complete these requirements than at The Durham Museum, Omaha’s former Union Station and newest National Historic Landmark.

  • Tours are $5/scout or chaperone and troop leaders are admitted at no charge.
  • The cost for the Celebrating our Community Badge and Tiger Tales Advancement is a $200 flat rate fee for up to 25 guests, scouts or adult chaperones.

Merit badge workshops

The Durham Museum also provides five unique Merit Badge workshops, all set in our historic building and taught by museum staff who are certified Merit Badge Counselors. Dates, descriptions and costs can be found below. To register, select the workshop times or calendar listings.

American heritage

$8/members and $10/non-members ($5 per chaperone)

January 22, 2022 from 9AM-12PM
March 12, 2022 from 9AM-12PM

American Heritage is all about knowing the past and how it connects to the present. The Durham Museum is the perfect combination of past and present. Housed in Omaha’s former Union Station, The Durham Museum is offering Scouts a chance to meet all of the requirements of the American Heritage badge in a one-of-a-kind historic setting!

Citizenship in the nation

$8/members and $10/non-members ($5 per chaperone)

January 22, 2022 from 1:30-4:30PM
March 12, 2022 from 1:30-4:30PM

What is being a citizen all about? Visit a National Historic Landmark and complete all of the requirements for this badge. Join us as we explore Citizenship in the Nation!

Coin collecting

$8/members and $10/non-members ($5 per chaperone)

February 12, 2022 from 1:30-4:30PM
April 16, 2022 from 1:30-4:30PM

There could be no better place to complete your Coin Collecting merit badge than The Durham Museum, home of the Byron Reed Coin Collection, considered to be one of the best coin collections in the country! Hear about this amazing collection along with all of the other requirements for this special badge.


$8/members and $10/non-members ($5 per chaperone)

February 12, 2022 from 9AM-12PM

Complete your Railroading Merit Badge at Omaha’s own Union Station! During the peak of train
travel in Omaha, this building welcomed over 10,000 people a day traveling by train. Scouts will explore the ins and outs of both historic and modern train travel while completing all of the requirements for this unique merit badge.


$8/members and $10/non-members ($5 per chaperone)

April 16, 2022 from 9AM-12PM

Did you know that The Durham Museum is home to an incredible collection of historic textiles? Our collection, in addition to modern textiles, will be utilized to show Scouts amazing examples of real-life textiles and how they can be used.

Calendar of Events

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