Hours of Operation
The museum will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC through April 30, 2020.
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 is extending the date that it will be closed to the public through April 30. 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.
We look forward to reopening once it is appropriate to do so.
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 are postponed or cancelled through the end of April. 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 an educational institution, we are closing to the public to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our visitors. At a time when students, teachers and learners of all ages across the country are looking for virtual learning resources, The Durham Museum will host a series of our free, award winning digital learning programs. Taught by educators and historians, these engaging and interactive classes follow National and State Social Studies Standards and are filled with primary sources featuring artifacts, videos and photographs along with pre- and post-visit activities.
These free exchanges can be accessed by Zoom on a laptop or mobile device, no matter where instruction takes place, including by students who are learning from home. Some programs will also be broadcast live on the museum’s social media pages. If you are interested in learning more or would like to register, please visit DurhamMuseum.org/digitallearning or email Education@DurhamMuseum.org. We invite the public to explore The Durham’s online resources by visiting DurhamMuseum.org where you can search online collections and the Photo Archive, read our blogs or listen to our podcast.
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 wellbeing 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: