🕗 SPECIAL HOURS: The museum will be open from 10AM-8PM on Wednesday, March 22 🕗

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 education@durhammuseum.org 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.
  • Groups must have a minimum of 10 students in order to receive the group rate.
  • 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

Spring 2023: April 15 • 9AM-Noon
$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

Spring 2023: April 15 • 1:30-4:30PM
$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!

Coin collecting

No sessions remaining this spring
$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.


No sessions remaining this spring
$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.


No sessions remaining this spring
$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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