Mad Science at the Museum

Join us for this FREE summer programming at the Nebraska History Museum to learn how history and science collide! Designed for families with children ages 7-10, Mad Science at the Museum allows participants to engage in activities including artifact explorations and hands-on scientific experimentation. One adult for every three children required.

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Physical & Chemical Changes

June 6
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Learn the difference between chemical and physical changes while creating exciting reactions and explore artifacts to learn how these two types of transformations have impacted Nebraska's history.


Kitchen Science

June 20
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Engage in tasty experimentation as you learn about the science behind food and cooking and Nebraska's food traditions.

It's Electric!

July 11
10:30 am-12:30 pm

Get charged up with activities that explore the workings of electrical circuits and the history of electricity in Nebraska!


Rays of Light

July 25
10:30 am-12:30 pm

Use light to create colorful crafts and learn how photographers used light to preserve Nebraska's history.

Sources of Power

August 8
10:30 am-12:30 pm

Create objects that rely on converting energy from potential to kinetic and explore artifacts from Nebraska's past that did too!

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