Dinosaur Revolution at The Durham Museum in Omaha

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Dinosaur Revolution at The Durham Museum in Omaha

Summer is here and it is time for a family road trip. One of my favorite things about visiting Omaha, Nebraska is how quick of a trip it is from Des Moines, Iowa. Whether you plan to spend one day or a few days, there is always something to see and do in the area including The Durham Museum.

Dinosaur Revolution

Just in time for road trip season, the dinosaurs are invading The Durham Museum! Families will have a chance to explore the fact, fiction, and fossils of over 150 million years of dinosaur history in the Dinosaur Revolution exhibit. This is not your classic exhibit. Families of all ages will enjoy the interactive experience set up within a maze. As you walk through the Dinosaur Revolution exhibit you will travel through three Mesozoic missions as you explore the fascinating prehistoric world of dinosaurs.

Your children will be able to partake in themed activities designed to reveal intriguing facts and unravel mysteries about the 150 million years that dinosaurs ruled Earth. Some activities include: mimicking the ways dinosaurs walked or flew and putting on their paleontologist hat to discover clues about their extinction from fossils.

The Dinosaur Revolution exhibit will be on display at The Durham Museum beginning May 28 through September 4.

Scheduled Activities

Plan your visit in June or July and enjoy these additional scheduled activities.

Prehistoric Storytime 

Wednesdays, June-July, 10:30 AM 

Stomp down to The Durham on Wednesdays in June and July for our weekly read-aloud and craft! Each week will feature a different dinosaur-themed book and craft led by one of the museum’s engaging educators. Registration is not required, and activities are included with museum admission or membership. All ages are welcome!

Fossil Fridays

Fridays, June-July, 10 AM-2 PM 

Gather the whole family for Fossil Fridays! Each Friday in June and July, you’ll enjoy games, crafts, and giveaways when you come to visit Dinosaur Revolution. Try a new path through this maze-style exhibit each week, along with activities to expand your prehistoric knowledge. Plus, on the first and third Fridays of each month, we’ll be joined for a special presentation by Dinosaur Ranger Anthony, from Stomp Chomp Roar (10AM-Noon)! Registration is not required, and activities are included with museum admission or membership.

About Durham Museum

The Durham Museum is located within the Omaha Union Station. The Omaha Union Station was built in 1929 due to the rapid increase in passenger traffic from the Pacific Railroad. In 1931, this gorgeous building opened to the public and became one of the busiest stations in the nation. At one point, approximately 10,000 passengers utilized the Omaha Union Station daily.

The entire museum is filled with fun for all ages from interactive displays, to taking in the breathtaking Union Station, walking through old train cars, and so much more. Do not forget to stop for lunch or a snack at the Soda Fountain and Candy Shop!

Hours: Beginning Memorial Day

  • Sunday: Noon – 4 PM
  • Monday: 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Tuesday: 10 AM – 8 PM
  • Wednesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM

Admission: Adults: $13; Children (ages 3 – 12): $7; Children 2 years and under FREE – plus tax


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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