The Durham Museum

Summer Workshop Information
The Durham Museum offers a variety of summer workshops that are unique, fun and educational. Summer workshops are available for groups of ten or more children, ages 5-12. All workshops are one hour in length and can be booked Monday through Friday between June 1 and August 7.

Summer Workshop Reservation Process
In order to accommodate the scheduling needs of all groups, we have established a schedule of available time slots. Please choose one of these options when planning your field trip. Special accommodations can be made if one of the available slots will not work for your group. Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis and must be made at least one week in advance.


Summer Workshop Pricing
All one-hour workshops are $5 per child. The museum admits one staff member or teacher per ten children at no additional charge. For reservations or additional information, call The Durham’s Education Department at 402.444.5027 or email

Ew! (Grossology)
It is so disgusting it has to be cool! Join us as we explore the more repulsive side of science. Discover what happens to your favorite snack after it is chewed and swallowed or how to make a "naked" egg. This class is sure to have your kids squirming with delight.

Mix it up!
Join us as we shake up your summer by doing some amazing science experiments using everyday items. Experiment with surface tension by making your own quicksand, learn about suspension by using gelatin and discover how a diaper works. Who knows what else you'll discover in this hands on class.

Trinkets and Toys
Can you name the first toy that went to outer space? Learn the history behind some of our favorite toys in this fun and interactive workshop. Play giant Jenga, test your hula hoop skills, sink someone's battleship and more. You'll also get to make a toy to take home with you.

Guided Tour
Punch your ticket and climb aboard as you and your students venture through over 160 years of local history. Explore our permanent galleries where you’ll learn about the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898, local Native American tribes and of course trains!

Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science
Unearth the mysteries of ancient Egypt as The Durham Museum presents the exhibit Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science. Using hands-on challenges, authentic artifacts and guidance from archaeologists, Lost Egypt shows how modern science and technology can reveal the mysteries of Egypt, its culture and its people. Discover a real human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstruction and – for the first time ever – three life-size rapid prototypes, displaying the mummy in various stages of “unwrapping.” Explore a re-creation of an Egyptian tomb and authentic art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt.

Activities will vary depending on the age of the group.