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Nebraska’s Pioneer Trail
The south-central portion of Nebraska is dotted with the pioneer’s legacy: historical villages, preserved log cabins, and lots of memorabilia. The region is also the heart of sandhill crane country.
Lux Center for the Arts
We offer tours throughout these galleries. We also offer high-quality art classes, camps and workshops for youth and adults, and have most recently launched out Art Van deLUX which is a a traveling van that takes our art classes throughout the state. Located in historic University Place, 2601 N 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68504. (402) 466-8692.
Engaging and appealing to audiences of all ages, Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass-using two small pieces of glass-to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers through out the last 400 years.
212 Morrill Hall, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, (402) 472-2641
Edgerton Explorit Center
devoted to providing fun, hands-on learning opportunities for people of all ages. The center provides exhibits, activities, special events, camps and tour programs which offer countless opportunities for discovery and exploration.
208 16th St., Aurora, (402) 694-4032
Nebraska State Capitol Virtual Tour
Our Capitol has been widely recognized as an architectural masterpiece that embodies the union of art, architecture, and humanism.
Resource for learning about the Nebraska Constitution and Government for kids.
Great Platte River Road Archway
You will witness the thrills of news coming into a distant trail, a buffalo stampede, the words and faces of those that lived and died on the route, the building of the railroad, the creation of the first transcontinental road (the Lincoln Highway), and today’s modern transportation system that still brings adventures-like you!
3060 East 1st Street, Kearney 68847. (308) 237-1000.
Nebraska State Historical Society’s Kid Stuff
Summer workshops, coloring pages, Nebraska archeology word search, and information about the History Adventure Center.
An extensive collection of Western memorabilia as well as period buildings, including a one-room schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, a Victorian house, and a log cabin.
210 16th St., Aurora, NE 68818. (402) 694-6531.
Pony Express Auto Tour Route
Driving directions to follow the Pony Express National Historic Trail west through Nebraska, from Kansas to Wyoming.
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer
Exhibits, workshops, classes, and living history programs enable individuals to actively participate in learning about their own heritage and the heritage of our nation.
3133 W. Hwy 34, Grand Island, NE 68801. (308) 385-5316.
University of Nebraska State Museum
Explore Evolution is a major new partnership forged between science museums and 4-H organizations to bring current research on evolution to the public. The project features the work of scientists who are making leading discoveries about the evolution of life.
307 Morrill Hall, P.O. Box 880338, Lincoln, (402) 472-6302
Willa Cather Foundation
Experience the life, times, and work of Willa Cather. Here, you can tour her home, read her work, visit her beloved Opera House, and shop the largest collection of books by and about Cather.
413 North Webster, Red Cloud, NE 68970. 1-866-731-7304.
Henry Doorly Zoo
They offer this page of helpful resources for homeschoolers planning to visit the zoo.
3701 S 10th Street, Omaha, NE. (402) 733-8400.
Wildlife and Habitat
Find out more about prairie dogs and waterfowl and how you can help protect the environment. From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
Wings Over the Platte River
This is considered to be the #1 birding opportunity in the world. Prime time for watching Sandhill Cranes and a multitude of Geese and ducks is March 9 – April 1. Grand Island, NE 68802