Pirates & Mermaids: Voyage to Creature Cove
5/28/2016 - 9/4/2016

Ahoy! Get swept away this summer inside the swashbuckling world of Pirates and Mermaids: Voyage to Creature Cove. The interactive exhibit features a 40-foot pirate ship, a ball pit ocean and up-close encounters with real sea life as well as huge prehistoric creatures from the deep blue sea.

Children can pretend to be buccaneers, mermaids and sea creatures in a playful world designed just for them. There are many interactive daily programs led by pirates, mermaids and trained museum staff to engage the mind and spark the imagination. The popular mermaid programs are held five times a day!

Grab your mates and head for the high seas this summer! Exhibit runs through Sept. 4.

Special Programs
"Discover What Makes a Reptile a Reptile"
July 7, 19 and 21; Aug. 2 and 4; from 1 to 3 p.m.

Papio-Missouri River NRD will bring in educational animals to help children learn about interesting reptiles.

Fish Printing
July 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Nebraska Games and Parks will instruct children on the art of fish printing. Fish printing, or fish rubbing, is a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing may have been used by fishermen to record their catches, but has also become an art form of its own.

Fairytale Land
5/28/2016 - 8/7/2016

Princess Poppy and her three friends, Princess Rose, Princess Lily and Princess Violet, are back to engage children’s imagination in an enchanting exhibit! Enjoy a sing along, dancing knights and make your wish come true in our “Once Upon a Wish” program! In this wonderful world where books and stories come to life, you’ll never know what adventure you’re in for next! Three different programs are offered daily.

Note: Fairytale Land will be closed on Saturday, August 6, in preparation for the Fairytale Ball.