YOUTH WORKSHOP SATURDAYS*
Be A Curator for the Day
Saturday, January 26: 9:30-11:30AM
Be a Durham curator for the day in this hands on workshop. You will learn how the curatorial staff process, clean, and store the over 40,000 objects and 700,000 photos in our collections. Participants will have the opportunity to (carefully!) handle museum objects. The workshop will also feature behind-the-scenes tours of collection areas normally off-limits to the public.
Please see Girls Rock Jam Sessions by clicking here
for information about February and March workshops.
*Youth Workshops are recommended for children in 5th through 8th grades. Workshops are limited in space so reservations are required. Each program is $8 for members and $10 for non-members with payment required at the time of the reservation. Non-Member parents are welcome to peruse through the museum during the class, but will be required to pay regular admission. Member parents are always free! Call (402) 444-5027 or Education@DurhamMuseum.org for reservations.
GUIDED TOURS OF THE DURHAM MUSEUM
Saturday, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, and March 2; 10:30-11:30AM
Have you ever wondered who designed Union Station, or what materials were used in its construction? These questions, along with many more will be answered during these special guided tours.
CHATTER & CLATTER
Join us for “Chatter & Clatter” the third Saturday of the month from 1:30-2:30PM, as we step back in time to discuss railroad history from the 1820s-1950s. The Durham Museum’s knowledgeable Train Car Hosts will lead an informal class related to a different railroad related topic. Clatter & Chatter is open to railroad lovers of all ages.
January 19: Art Deco Train Stations lead by Tom Kuhlman
February 16: Train Robbers of the Old West lead by Leo Racine
March 16: Railroads in Omaha lead by Jack Atkins
Spend your summer with Sue! Registration is now open for The Durham’s Summer Camps and it promises to be an action packed summer. Themes include science, history, and contemporary topics. And, of course, dinosaurs! A T. Rex named Sue from Chicago’s Field Museum will be with us all summer and provide the backdrop for fun and learning. Please click here
or contact the education department at (402) 444-5027 to register today.
HAVE YOUR CHILD’S BIRTHDAY PARTY GO DOWN IN HISTORY!
Let the Durham birthday party experts help make your child’s next birthday party memorable. The museum offers a variety of party themes so you can select the perfect one for your child’s interests. Along with our signature parties such as, “All Aboard, “Life on the Prairie” and “Soda Fountain Fun” you can enjoy special themed parties with our 2013 exhibit line-up. “Be a Rock Star”, “Celebrate with Sue” or have scary fun in Goosebumps
during the run of those temporary exhibits. Party plans include invitations, thank you cards, and gift bags. Birthday cakes can also be ordered through Bliss Bakery. For more information, click here