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 using topic experts. Dates, descriptions, and costs can be found below. Workshops are conveniently scheduled so that your troop can book two workshops in one day.

Citizenship in the Nation

November 10, 2018 • 9AM-Noon
$8/members and $10/non-members ($5 per chaperone)

What is being a citizen all about? Requirement #2 of this badge suggests that Boy Scouts visit a National Historic Landmark or a location listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Why not visit an amazing local landmark that is both and have the opportunity to complete all of the requirements for this badge? Join us as we explore the Citizenship in the Nation!

American Heritage

November 10, 2018 • 1PM-4PM
$8/members and $10/non-members ($5 per chaperone)

American Heritage is all about knowing the past and how it connects to the present. The Durham Museum, one of the nation’s newest National Historic Landmarks, is the perfect combination of past and present. Housed in Omaha’s former Union Station, and brought back to its former glory now, The Durham Museum is offering Boy Scouts a chance to meet all of the requirement of the American Heritage badge in a one-of-a-kind historic setting!

Railroading

TWO DATES TO CHOOSE FROM! October 20, 2018 or 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

TWO DATES TO CHOOSE FROM! October 20, 2018 or 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.

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.

REgister for Merit Badge Workshops

Calendar of Events

Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop: Railroading Two dates to choose from! October 20, 2018 or March 16, 2019  $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 hosted over 10,000 people a day traveling by train. Scouts will explore the ins and outs… Continue Reading Scout Workshop: Railroading
The Durham Museum
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop: Textiles Two dates to choose from! October 20, 2018 or March 16, 2019  $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… Continue Reading Scout Workshop: Textiles
The Durham Museum
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop: Citizenship in the Nation Two dates to choose from! September 15 or November 10, 2018 $8/members and $10/non-members ($5 per chaperone) What is being a citizen all about? Requirement #2 of this badge suggests that Boy Scouts visit a National Historic Landmark or a location listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Why not… Continue Reading Scout Workshop: Citizenship in the Nation
The Durham Museum
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop: American Heritage Two dates to choose from! September 15 or November 10, 2018 $8/members and $10/non-members ($5 per chaperone) American Heritage is all about knowing the past and how it connects to the present. The Durham Museum, one of the nation’s newest National Historic Landmarks, is the perfect combination of past and present. Housed in… Continue Reading Scout Workshop: American Heritage
the Durham Museum
4:00 pm
Monday, November 26, 4-7PM All ages welcome! Scout families, enjoy the best of Christmas at Union Station complete with cookie decorating and a scavenger hunt. Family-friendly, holiday-themed activities will make this a night to remember. Register online or call the Education Department, at 402-444-5027 or email education@DurhamMuseum.org to sign up! Payment is required upon registration.
The Durham Museum
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop: Coin Collecting Two dates to choose from! February 23 and April 20, 2019 $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… Continue Reading Scout Workshop: Coin Collecting
The Durham Museum
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop: Indian Lore Two dates to choose from! February 23 and April 20, 2019 $8/members and $10/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… Continue Reading Scout Workshop: Indian Lore
The Durham Museum
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop: Railroading Two dates to choose from! October 20, 2018 or March 16, 2019  $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 hosted over 10,000 people a day traveling by train. Scouts will explore the ins and outs… Continue Reading Scout Workshop: Railroading
The Durham Museum
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop: Textiles Two dates to choose from! October 20, 2018 or March 16, 2019  $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… Continue Reading Scout Workshop: Textiles
The Durham Museum
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop: Coin Collecting Two dates to choose from! February 23 and April 20, 2019 $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… Continue Reading Scout Workshop: Coin Collecting
The Durham Museum
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop: Indian Lore Two dates to choose from! February 23 and April 20, 2019 $8/members and $10/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… Continue Reading Scout Workshop: Indian Lore
The Durham Museum
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