Reminder: With the end of the holiday season, the museum will revert to regular hours and will be closed Mondays, beginning January 7th.

Scout Programs

There’s a world of adventure awaiting Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts at The Durham Museum. From exploring our log cabin, to experiencing a Native American Earth lodge, your Scout Troop is invited to tour the museum and experience history together! See below to learn more about specific programming and opportunities.

Troops can book a visit at any time during museum hours. To do so, click the “Schedule Your Tour” button below and submit the request form or contact the Education Department at 402-444-5027 or by e-mail education@durhammuseum.org.

Schedule Your Tour
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Girl Scouts

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

In addition, The Durham is proud to present the Celebrating our Community badge for Brownies. There is no better place to complete these requirements than at The Durham Museum, Omaha’s former Union Station and newest National Historic Landmark. Create a game to learn about Nebraska symbols, learn to march in a parade, and of course, visit a historic landmark!

  • Tours and workshops are $5/scout or chaperone and troop leaders are admitted at no charge.
  • The Celebrating our Community Badge is $6/scout, $5/chaperone, and troop leaders are admitted at no charge.

Boy Scouts

The Durham Museum offers fun experiences for Boy Scouts of all ages. We offer year-round tours and workshops designed to help scouts check off a variety of requirements.

In addition, The Durham is proud to present the Tiger Tales Advancement 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. Learn about tall tales and create your own, play games from the past in our Log Cabin, and of course, visit our historical museum, completing all the requirements for this advancement.

  • Tours and workshops are $5/scout or chaperone and troop leaders are admitted at no charge.
  • The Tiger Tales Advancement is $6/scout, $5/chaperone, and troop leaders are admitted at no charge.

Merit Badge Workshops

The Durham Museum also provides four unique Merit Badge workshops, all set in our historic building and taught by museum educators. Dates, descriptions, and costs can be found below. Workshops are conveniently scheduled so that your troop can book two workshops in one day.

Coin Collecting

TWO DATES TO CHOOSE FROM! February 23 or April 20, 2019 • 9AM-Noon
$8/members and $10/non-members ($5 per chaperone)

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 from coin experts about this amazing collection along with all of the other requirements for this special badge.

Indian Lore

TWO DATES TO CHOOSE FROM! February 23 or April 20, 2019 • 1PM-4PM
$13/members and $15/non-members ($5 per chaperone)

Visit The Durham Museum’s earth lodge and tipi to learn all about Indian Lore! The Durham Museum will host this merit badge class through Native American games, storytelling, and artifacts from the museum’s Native American collection and exhibits.

Railroading

March 16, 2019 • 9AM-Noon
$8/members and $10/non-members ($5 per chaperone)

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.

Textiles

March 16, 2019 • 1PM-4PM
$8/members and $10/non-members ($5 per chaperone)

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 used to show Scouts amazing examples of real-life textiles and how they can be used.

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Calendar of Events

4:00 pm
Monday, April 8, 4-7PM $5 per person (Scout, sibling or adult) Scout families, join us to celebrate all things railroad at Omaha’s Union Station! This spring will mark the 150th anniversary of the driving of the golden spike, which completed the Transcontinental Railroad and united the country in 1869. Families and troops will enjoy guided activities in the museum’s train… Continue Reading On Track for Scouting: Scouts-Only Family Night
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