Schedule of Events
April 12 - 13|The Durham Museum
Join us at the inaugural 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. Free admission with a SciFest ticket.Learn more »
April 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Joslyn Museum’s Witherspoon Hall
America’s favorite stand-up scientist Bill Nye will headline the inaugural festival on April 12 at 7:30 p.m. during a free presentation at the Joslyn Museum’s Witherspoon Hall. Tickets are currently sold out.Learn more »
April 13 - 14 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Life on Earth is sustained through a web of incredible interconnections. Explore this architecture of life in the “Nature Connects” exhibit, which features 27 larger-than-life sculptures built from nearly half-a-million individual LEGO® bricks. Free admission for kids with a SciFest ticket.Learn more »
April 13 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join us for bird banding, guided bird hikes, raptor presentations by Raptor Recovery Nebraska and Fontenelle staff members. You also can explore artifact tables and visit a booth staffed by Wild Birds Unlimited. Children can do an art/craft project. Free admission with a SciFest ticket.Learn more »
Metropolitan Community College
April 13 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
"Science in Motion” - All ages are invited to explore various science disciplines through interactive activities with an underlying theme of energy or motion. Free admission with a SciFest ticket.Learn more »
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
April 13 - 14 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Visit prehistoric and modern day animals at the Dinosaurs Alive: The Lost Valley exhibit. Identify penguins, take measurements for turtle research, and work with a paleontologist. Collect fossils you can take home.Learn more »
UNMC College of Dentistry
April 13 | 10 a.m. - noon
Join us for an open house that will include a brief overview and student-guided tours of the college, an opportunity to “play dentist” with dental simulators & other hands-on activities, and a demonstration of SimMan, medical emergency simulator. Free admission with a SciFest ticket.Learn more »
Hot Shops Art Center
April 13 - 14 |11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hot Shops Art Center, an art center consisting of art studios, showrooms and various gallery spaces, catering to the art community in and around the Omaha area will feature special Science of Art displays and free demos. Free admission with a SciFest ticket.Learn more »
Film Streams at the
April 13 | 2 p.m.
Film Streams will present a special screening of the documentary Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & the Farm Midwives. Following the film, a panel discussion will be presented by the Olson Center for Women’s Health.Learn more »
The Strategic Air & Space Museum
April 14 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We are excited to welcome you for a full day of activities that will spark your curiosity, thrill your inner-scientist, and inspire the dreamer in all of us. Make a snowflake to take home, build your own hovercraft, launch paper rockets, and much more. Free admission with a SciFest ticket.Learn more »
The French Bulldog
April 14 | 12 - 2 p.m.
“The Science of Charcuterie” learn the science involved in curing meat from Bryce Coulton, head chef at The French Bulldog. Participants will learn about all the different techniques required to ensure that the meat is cured properly, will taste good, and is safe to eat. RSVP required.Learn more »
Joslyn Art Museum
April 14 | 12 - 3 p.m.
The museum’s curator will present three 20-minute talks about the Madame Curie exhibit. Talks are scheduled for 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free admission with a SciFest ticket.Learn more »
City Sprouts Community Garden
April 14 | 1 - 5 p.m.
What makes seeds grow? What grows from seeds? How many different ways are there to plant seeds? We will answer these questions and more. Tour the gardens and then start several types of seeds that you can take home to grow in your garden.Learn more »