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and Aquarium staff is able to customize educational opportunities to  t your curriculum needs. Reservations are required three weeks before
your desired date. Need a speaker for your club or organization? Have a trained speaker bring the Zoo to your group’s meeting. For information on scheduling a tour or one of the other learning opportunities with Omaha Zoo staff call (402) 738-2092.
Joslyn Art Museum 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, Nebraska 402-342-3300
Lauritzen Gardens
100 Bancroft Street
Omaha, NE
Learn While You Explore Lauritzen Gardens! Lauritzen Gardens is a 100-acre botanical garden nestled in the middle of Omaha, minutes away from your classroom and worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city. A walk through Lauritzen Gardens, ANY time of the year, is a multi-sensory experience for all ages. From earthworms to butter ies, bur oak trees to goldenrod  owers, at Lauritzen Gardens, your students will have the opportunity to discover the many wonders of the natural world! For more information or to schedule a  eld trip, please call the education department at (402) 346-4002, ext. 253. Subsidized admission and bus reimbursement are available on a  rst come,  rst served basis.
Omaha Children’s Museum
500 South 20th Street, Omaha, NE 402-342-6164
Since its inception in 1976, Omaha Children’s Museum has been a special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play. The mission of Omaha Children’s Museum is to engage the imagination and create excitement about learning. The museum’s permanent exhibits include the Charlie Campbell Science and Technology Center, Creative Arts Center and Imagination Playground. In addition to its permanent exhibits, Omaha Children’s Museum offers outreach and community programs, traveling
This is the year to make Joslyn Art Museum part of your school experience. Museum admission is FREE for all school groups and Joslyn offers grants
to help off-set transportation costs. Plan a visit for your students to discover Art that Tells Stories, investigate Leadership: Making a Difference, or explore Native American & Western Art - and those are only a few of the docent-guided tour topics that will get your students looking at, thinking, and talking about art while connecting to other areas of school curriculum. For a modest fee, many tours can also be paired with a related art-making session at the Museum. You can prepare for a visit or extend the learning
in your classroom by borrowing outreach trunks and curriculum resources, free of charge, or using resources available on Joslyn’s website. Plus, Joslyn’s free Thursdays for Teachers – professional development workshops open to teachers of any grade or subject, in any district – focus on art in
the Museum’s collections and exhibitions and provide teaching posters, classroom ideas, and lesson plans. For more information about Joslyn Art Museum’s opportunities for schools, please visit - and stay in the know by signing up to receive our teacher eNewsletter.
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Reconnect with natuRe
Think of Lauritzen Gardens as a 100-acre outdoor learning laboratory where students
can embark on an exciting adventure to discover the incredible world of plants. Each garden area provides a host of unique
educational opportunities across a variety of subject areas and each season brings new ways to explore and to make connections with nature.
• TOURS: Discover the wonders of nature on an engaging guided or self-guided tour of the garden.
• SEEDS OF LEARNING: Programs for preschool and daycare groups help sow the seeds for a lifelong love of nature.
• SPECIAL EXHIBIT: See amazing sculptural creations, made from found, recycled, and reused plastics, that showcase the beauty of nature and carry a message of environmental sustainability. January 20 to May 13, 2018.
For more information, or to request a program,
please visit
100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, NE | (402) 346-4002, ext. 253

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