Hours of Operation
The museum is CLOSED to the public until further notice. We look forward to reopening once it is appropriate to do so.
1PM – 5PM
10AM – 8PM
Wednesday through Saturday
10AM – 5PM
Closed Mondays and major holidays
To check a specific holiday, please visit The Durham Calendar
Dear Durham Museum Friends,
The Durham Museum will remain closed to the public until further notice. We look forward to reopening once it is appropriate to do so. The decision was made based on the directions by Douglas County Health Department, and Nebraska’s publication of guidance on cancelling events and limiting the number of people in public gatherings.
While there has been no known exposure or diagnosis of COVID-19 at our museum, we believe a temporary closure is in the best interest of our visitors, staff and volunteers. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we will continue to provide updates on our website. Follow The Durham Museum on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for immediate updates @TheDurhamMuseum.
At this time all museum programs, with the exception of summer camp, are postponed or cancelled through the end of July. Whenever possible, The Durham will reschedule the public programs originally scheduled during the closure period. If you have a question about an event or program you have registered for, please email us at info@DurhamMuseum.org.
We thank you for your support during these challenging times. Please be safe and well—we look forward to seeing you at the museum soon.
|Free Digital Learning Resources
As of May 2020, we wrapped up our online field trips for the 2020 school year. Thank you to all our viewers, special guest and team members for being a part of this program. If you missed any of our virtual field trips, you can watch them at your own convenience with the link provided.
The Durham Museum’s digital learning program offers unique opportunities for learners of all ages. Taught by educators, these engaging and interactive classes follow National and State Social Studies Standards and are filled with primary sources featuring artifacts, videos and photographs.
We are mindful of concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive and following the recommendations of US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
What The Durham Museum is Doing
We want to share the proactive steps we are taking to safeguard the well-being of our staff, volunteers and visitors.
- In addition to our regular cleaning procedures, we have added additional cleaning measures throughout the day to ensure the safety of our guests. In addition to cleaning surfaces and high-frequency areas, we clean all exhibits, interactives and children’s spaces/toys. As a precautionary measure, some items have been temporarily removed.
- There are hand sanitizer stations in the building, plus our sinks have special footstools for children to use to easily wash their hands. Our staff monitors these areas to ensure soap and sanitizer are always available.
- We have added signage in every restroom indicating the most effective technique to wash hands. Our staff monitors these areas.
What You Can Do
If you are sick or feeling unwell, we urge you to stay home. Follow the steps issued by the CDC to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Wash your hands. Do so often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If opportunity for hand washing is not available, use hand sanitizers.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes. Hold a tissue over your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Throw that tissue away and, again, wash your hands.
- No handshakes or hugs, please. A wave or an elbow bump is acceptable for greeting others.
Please stay informed. Here are some links to resources that can provide more details on these and other recommendations: