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Forever Forest is designed to teach children and adults how their everyday lives are connected to forests, through the ways they live, work and play. Created by the Omaha Children's Museum, the national tour of Forever Forest is presented by Union Pacific Foundation and supported by the North American Wholesale Lumber Assocation.
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Open now through January 2023
The wilderness can be a beautiful thing. From the stunning landscapes found in nature to the interactions between wildlife, oftentimes these moments go uncaptured, but Thomas D. Mangelsen has dedicated his life to photographing these amazing encounters and one-of-a-kind moments.
From a working 19th-century belt-driven machine shop to engaging interactives and a MakerSpace, River of Innovation is our newest can't miss permanent exhibit!
Part aquarium, part museum, part science center, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium inspires stewardship by creating educational experiences where history and rivers come alive!
Showtimes: 10 a.m., noon & 3 p.m.
Follow Adam, a solitary teenager, as he sets out to trace back his long-lost father. Deep into the woods, Adam is faced with an unbelievable revelation: his father is no other than…Bigfoot. As they start making up for lost time, they’re faced with the menace of two greedy hunters. Join Bigfoot and son, and all their quirky woodland animals friends, for the adventure of a lifetime !
Showtimes: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
The fantasy that drives sleepovers and fires the imagination of every museum visitor is at the very heart of Museum Alive 3D: what if the exhibits could come to life? In this dramatic, informative and entertaining film, audiences get to follow one lucky visitor who stays in the museum after dark, when the most fascinating extinct prehistoric creatures rise again.
The Wyoming Toad has been a huge topic of conversation on the International Union for Conservation of Nature red list (IUCN), which has the toad listed as “extinct in nature”. Today, the River Museum is working with several other institutions to reverse this species from becoming completely extinct. The Living Collections team itself has bred over 41,000 Wyoming Toads since the rehabilitation started. Some of the toad’s favorite foods include cockroaches, mealworms, night crawlers, and bean weevils. This species also gets 8,000 crickets a week to feed them. These toads typically live to about 10 years in the wild and can be found only in Albany Country, Wyoming.
This blue felt boxing robe was worn by Edwin “Red” Sabers of Dubuque. Born in 1920, Sabers was an exceptional athlete and a renowned boxer with the Catholic Youth Organization in the welterweight class. In 1939, when he was 18, he was one of 16 boxers invited to fight in preliminary matches before the Chicago CYO-Ireland international bouts. He defeated Red McCuskor of Chicago at Soldier Field, Chicago, in front of more than 35,000 people.
The Museum & Aquarium's vision is to become the world's leader in interpreting and protecting the life, history and culture of our rivers, to create a more global, knowledgeable and engaged citizen. Among our many conservation efforts are citizen science programs, propagation of endangered species, promotion of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch, and above all else, education.