Scout Programs

Girl Scouts

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.

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. There is no better place to complete this requirement 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.
  • Groups must have a minimum of 10 students in order to receive the group rate.
  • The cost for the Celebrating our Community Badge is a $200 flat-rate fee for up to 25 guests, scouts or adult chaperones.

Merit badge workshops

Scouts NightThanks to all who registered for this season’s Merit Badge Workshops! Check back in June for information about a special summer workshop opportunity and new offerings for 2024-25.

The Durham Museum provides six unique Merit Badge workshops, all set in our historic building and taught by museum staff who are certified Merit Badge Counselors. Join us for badges such as American Heritage, Citizenship in the Nation, Coin Collecting, Railroading and Textiles. Plus, new this year: Citizenship in Society. Scouts can even complete two badges in one day!

American heritage

October 21, 2023  •  March 9, 2024
$13/members and $15/non-members ($5 per chaperone)

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

October 21, 2023  •  March 9, 2024 (SOLD OUT!)
$13/members and $15/non-members ($5 per chaperone)

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!


January 20, 2024 (SOLD OUT!) • April 13, 2024 (SOLD OUT!)
$13/members and $15/non-members ($5 per chaperone)

Explore the Durham Museum’s permanent exhibits that highlight some local, diverse, historical leaders. This workshop will challenge scouts to think about and discuss ethical decision making. Join us at The Durham Museum for this interactive and important workshop.

Coin collecting

November 4, 2023  •  February 10, 2024
$13/members and $15/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 about this amazing collection along with all of the other requirements for this special badge.


November 4, 2023  •  February 10, 2024
$13/members and $15/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.


January 20, 2024
$13/members and $15/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 utilized to show Scouts amazing examples of real-life textiles and how they can be used.

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