Schedule of Events

Jeff Corwin

Jeff Corwin

April 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Joslyn Museum’s Witherspoon Hall

Celebrity speaker Jeff Corwin shares his passion for environmental conservation in this highly interactive and educational program. Free tickets available on February 22.
Ticket required for admission.

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Science Expo booth

Science Expo

April 24 - 26|The Durham Museum and The Strategic Air & Space Museum

Join us at the Nebraska Science Festival Expo and participate in fun and engaging hands-on learning opportunities. There will be a wide variety of booths to promote science and its impact in our everyday lives.
Ticket required for free admission.

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Nebraska Wesleyan University's Smith-Curtis Administration Building

Teachers' Night

April 24 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. |Nebraska Wesleyan University's Smith-Curtis Administration Building

Join a handful of exhibitors as they share their programming and educational support for the region. This year’s featured programming is Jeffrey Vinokur, “The Dancing Scientist” who will perform short demonstrations. A hors d’oeuvres reception is included.
Registration required.

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brix

Brix Village Pointe

April 24, 27

Join us on April 24 for The Science of Wine and on April 27 for The Science of Beer.
Registration required.

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citysprouts

City Sprouts Community Garden

April 26 | 12 - 4 p.m.

Celebrate Arbor Day with ongoing tours of our community garden, urban farm and orchards. Visitors will learn about trees, visit our chickens and the hoop house and discover education stations where children can create an arts/craft project and enjoy a healthy snack.
Ticket required for admission.

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Vault door

Cyber++ Competition

April 26 | 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Bellevue University

A cyber defense competition designed to test your science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills. Open to all high school and community college students. Teams of two to four students along with a mentor/coach will match wits to fix vulnerabilities and toughen system security. Form your team for this free event today!
Registration required.

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Mario Capecchi

DNA Day at the University of Nebraska at Kearney

April 25 | 2:30 p.m.

The UNK Department of Biology welcomes Mario Capecchi, molecular geneticist, won the Nobel Prize in 2007 for gene targeting embryonic stem cells and discovering a method to create mice in which a specific gene is turned off.
RSVP recommended for large groups.

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eCreamery

eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato

April 26 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Store manager Raymond Calkins will conduct an informative presentation on the “Science of Ice Cream and Dry Ice.” Students will be given a small tour of the facility, a lesson on how ice cream is made, a brief history of ice cream, and the differences in density and composition between gelato, sorbet and ice cream.
RSVP required.

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eWeek 2014

E-Week 2014 Open House at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln

April 25 | 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

A tradition since 1913 in Lincoln, E-Week is dedicated to recognizing and rewarding engineers' accomplishments. Current students will celebrate the end of the academic year by participating in events such as the Tailgate Kick-Off Party, Mr. and Ms. Engineer Pageant, Quiz Bowl, NPPD Laser Tag Tournament, and Faculty Flip.

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dale planetarium

Fred G. Dale Planetarium

April 25 - 27 | Wayne, NE

Join us for a free, 50-minute presentation with featured shows: Tales of the Mayan Skies, The Enchanted Reef, Space Opera, the Lincoln Almanac Trail, and the Boy Scout Astronomy Badge.
Ticket required for admission.

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fontenelle forest

Fontenelle Forest

April 26 - 27 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Stop by the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center on April 26-27 and receive free admission to the forest from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Thanks to a partnership with NET Television, Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie will make a special appearance both afternoons to meet and take photos with children.
Ticket required for admission.

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The French Bulldog

The French Bulldog

April 27 | 12 - 2 p.m.

In “The Science of Bacon,” Bryce Coulton, head chef at The French Bulldog, will discuss the science involved in curing pork belly, which leads to bacon, pancetta and tesa. Participants also will learn about the techniques required to ensure meat is cured properly, tastes good and is safe to eat.
RSVP required.

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Paul S. Knoepfler, Ph.D.

Happy Hour with a Scientist

April 26 | 4 - 6 p.m. | Wilson & Washburn

The Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures invites you to “meet the scientist” in a casual setting that fosters close and personal interaction over drinks and appetizers. Paul S. Knoepfler, Ph.D. will discuss and answer questions about stem cell science that will help attendees distinguish between false hype and legitimate hope.
Ticket required for admission.

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The Heartland Organization of Rocketry

The Heartland Organization of Rocketry (T.H.O.R.)

April 26 - 27 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Jansen, N.E.

Join us for Fire On The Farm -- our first large rocket launch this year. This multi-day free event, with commercial motors on April 26 and research launches on April 27, take place on private land 2.5 miles east of Jansen.
Ticket required for admission.

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lauritzen gardens

Lauritzen Gardens

April 26 - 27 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Free admission to children 12 and under accompanied by an adult. On April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon don't miss a TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration. Enjoy a variety of tree-themed educational activities designed for families. The first 100 households will receive a free tree seedling.
Ticket required for free children admission.

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Legend Comics & Coffee

Legend Comics & Coffee Super-Science: Brains, Body, and Brew.

April 26 | 5 - 8 p.m.

Experiments, explanations, and exposition about the science of comics books, from the ink on the pages to the sci-fi within the story. Plus, the science behind the gourmet concoctions that Legend Comics & Coffee serves, like the Tony Stark mocha and phosphate sodas.

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Lincoln Children's Museum

Lincoln Children’s Museum

April 26 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us for Science Saturday at Lincoln Children's Museum. We're teaming up with University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineering and science students to conduct experiments and engineering feats.

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Lincoln Zoo

Lincoln Children's Zoo

April 26 - 27 | 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Lincoln Children's Zoo will offer hands-on learning stations throughout the Zoo. The Discovery stations – focused on animals, nature and science -- will be available from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will last from 10 to 20 minutes per station.

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Dr. Paul S. Knoepfler

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Paul S. Knoepfler

April 25 - 26 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Paul S. Knoepfler, Ph.D., associate professor of cell biology and human anatomy at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, will discuss and answer questions about stem cell science that will help attendees distinguish between false hype and legitimate hope.
Registration required.

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Metro

Metropolitian Community College

April 26 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

MCC’s Horticulture, Land Systems and Management (HLSM) will have guided tours through the working greenhouse, gardens and farmyard. Learn more about trauma emergencies/immobilization and cardiac emergencies at the South Omaha Campus.
Ticket required for admission.

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Nebraska Brewing Company brewery

Nebraska Brewing Company

April 24 | 6 - 9 p.m.

Science of Beer presentation and sampling followed directly by a tour of the new brewery. Includes a pint of the fest beer, brewer presentation, brewery tour and a tour pint.
Registration required.

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Hyperbaric Medicine Center

The Nebraska Medical Center

April 26 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tour the Hyperbaric Medicine Center at The Nebraska Medical Center. Tours last a half hour and are offered every half hour. Stop by the only facility in the region able to provide HBO therapy to critical care patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Ticket required for admission.

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Omaha Children's Museum

Omaha Children's Museum

April 27 | 1 - 5 p.m.

Enjoy quirky science with the Mad Scientist Show or the April Fool's Science Show, immerse yourself in a 360-degree science program in the Discovery Dome Planetarium, or enjoy our newest permanent exhibit, "Maker Space."

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Tesla

Omaha and Lincoln Tesla Motor Owners

April 26 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Strategic Air and Space Museum

Stop by and check out the Model S and Roadster, both Tesla produced electric cars, in the parking lot of the Strategic Air and Space Museum. Visit with Tesla Motor owners from Omaha and Lincoln, ask questions and look inside an electric car.

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Omaha World Herald

Omaha World Herald

April 24 - 25 | 1 p.m.

Free tour at 1 p.m. for groups of 25 (reservations requested). See how the newspaper is printed each day. The press tour runs 45 to 60 minutes, depending on questions. Recommended for kids 8 and over and of course any adults.
RSVP required.

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The Strategic Air & Space Museum

The Strategic Air & Space Museum

April 26 - 27 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

As part of the 60 Days of Science exhibit, SciFest guests will discover specific areas set up for broad fields of science including biology, chemistry and physics. Visitors will take the power of basic science principals and connect them to experiences that spark innovation and discovery. 
Ticket required for discount.

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University of Nebraska Omaha logo

University of Nebraska Omaha

April 26

Experts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics will conduct hands-on workshops for families. Topics range from math magic to geology. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there also will be free, multiple hands-on stations in an expo style event in Roskens Hall.
Registration required for workshops.

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Morrill Hall

University of Nebraska State Museum

April 24 - 27 | UNL's Morrill Hall and Mueller Planetarium

At Morrill Hall, visitors will learn about the discovery, reconstruction and implications of the enormous reptile, Titanoboa. Visit Mueller Planetarium for “Astronomy Day,“ where visitors will interact with astronomers, engineers and physicists to learn about planets, optics, telescopes, space travel, nanotechnology and more.

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why the arts matter

Why the Arts Matter

April 25 | 11:30 a.m. | Eppley Science Hall Amphitheater, UNMC

UNMC, Nebraskans for the Arts and Nebraska Loves Public Schools present a free screening of “Why the Arts Matter,” followed by a panel discussion. The film, produced by Nebraska Loves Public Schools (NElovesPS), looks at art programs and educators from around the state that are making a difference in the lives of students.
RSVP required.

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