2024 SUMMER Workshops

The Durham Museum offers a variety of summer workshop experiences for daycares, summer school programs, summer camps and more! Workshops are available for groups of 10 or more and recommended for ages 5-12. All workshops are customized to the size of your group and can be booked Monday-Friday from June 3*-August 2.

AVAILABLE WORKSHOPS

Becoming Jane Exhibit

Photo by Rebecca Hale, National Geographic

Becoming Jane
*Not available until June 24

Take a tour through Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall exhibit on display at The Durham Museum. This interactive exhibition celebrates the life and work of Jane Goodall, who braved the unknown to provide a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives – chimpanzees. Just like Jane, students will travel through the exhibit, sketchbook in hand, ready to record findings along the way! After the tour, students will be provided prompts to continue their sketches and then share their discoveries!

Architecture Adventure

Explore hidden features in the museum’s Suzanne and Walter Scott Great Hall designed by Union Station’s architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood. Learn about the construction of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition and why it was not built to last. Discover what materials Plains Native Americans use to build earth lodges and tipis. Combine this new knowledge and show us a structure built out of craft materials and test it to see how much weight it supports.

Field tripPioneers on the Prairie

Travel with us on a journey back in time, to when pioneers faced hardships in their travels westward. Students will make choices along the way as we ‘travel’ via Conestoga wagon to our final log cabin destination. After the long journey, we will discuss the challenges along the way and celebrate with pioneer games played in the log cabin.

Wheels and Rails

Transportation is ever evolving. Take a look at The Durham Museum’s history of travel including trains, trolleys, cars and trucks. As you explore these different modes of travel, you will be encouraged to think about the design and function of each vehicle. After the tour, engage in building your own mode of transportation using various materials and ponder what type of vehicles will be prominent in the future and why.

Omaha Union Station

WORKSHOP RESERVATION PROCESS

In order to accommodate the scheduling needs of all groups, we will customize the arrival and departure times for your group. Please plan on approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour per group of 25 students.

All workshops cost $6/student. The museum admits staff members at no additional charge. Non-staff member chaperones receive a reduced admission rate of $5/person.

For reservations or additional information, call 402-444-5027 or e-mail education@durhammuseum.org. For us to provide you the best museum experience possible, we kindly ask that your summer workshop is booked at least two weeks prior to anticipated workshop date at the latest. Booking further in advance is highly recommended for larger groups.

REQUEST YOUR SUMMER WORKSHOP