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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 paddleﬁsh can be found in 22 states that are part of the Mississippi River watershed. While they can survive in brackish water, their main habitat is freshwater. The paddleﬁsh is not a new ﬁsh species to the world, in fact, fossils of these animals can date back 400 million years! Not only are they one ancient ﬁsh, but they’re also one of the largest freshwater species in North America, growing up to 10 feet and weighing up to 300 pounds.
Cane Swords, also known as swordsticks, are a type of concealable weapon. Designed to resemble a common walking stick, they secretly contain a blade inside. Often, the blade released by pressing a button near the handle, which detached the sheath and freed the handle and blade. Cane swords were typically intended to be self-defense weapons.
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.