NE SciFest Essay Contest

The NE SciFest Essay Contest is back again. This year we want you to write an essay answering the question below and be entered to win a NE SciFest swag package. This year’s SciFest essay question: In honor of our keynote speaker – and her high school science teacher and mentor, Mr. Carlock, who encouraged […]


NE SciFest Social Media Trivia

Science is all around us so let's have some virtual fun! Running every day through the festival we’re bringing back our NE SciFest Social Media Science Trivia. Everyday we will be posting a trivia question (riddle, clue, etc.) on our social media pages related to science. All you need to do is respond with the […]


NE SciFest Scavenger Hunt

Let's go outside and hunt for science! Download the scavenger hunt (below) and go out and search for science. Ten quests await you - no matter where you live in Nebraska. You have all month long, April 1-30, to complete these tasks. Tag us on social media or email us and share your completed hunt! […]


NE SciFest Art Contest

Back for a fourth year is the NE SciFest Art Contest. Using our keynote speakers’ background in animal behavior as inspiration, create artwork that reflects your favorite animal. Three winners will receive a swag bag of NE SciFest goodies. All entries must meet the following requirements: All entrants must live in the state of Nebraska […]

Event Series BRICKLIVE Brickosaurs

BRICKLIVE Brickosaurs

Lauritzen Gardens 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, NE

On display for the first time in the United States, experience BRICKLIVE Brickosaurs, an adventure of Jurassic scale at Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens. Marvel at 30 iconic dinosaur sculptures made from more than 1.5 million bricks and witness firsthand what it would have been like to come face-to-face with a herd of incredible reptiles, while discovering […]

$9 – $15
Event Series StoryWalk®: “Dig In!”

StoryWalk®: “Dig In!”

Lauritzen Gardens 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, NE

Take a stroll through the Lauritzen Gardens arboretum and explore all of the creepy, crawly, dirty, muddy, green, and growing things that can be found in the garden. Following along with the story “Dig In!” by Cindy Jenson-Elliott, your family can take part in some fun activities. StoryWalk® combines the love of reading with healthy, […]

$9 – $15
Event Series Mudpies


Fontenelle Forest 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N., Bellevue, NE, United States

Looking for a unique setting in which to have fun with your child while learning about the natural world? Mudpies is a structured program for children ages 3-5,  at Fontenelle Forest, that encourages exploration of nature and interaction between a child and their caregiver. Each week, a natural science theme is explored through crafts, outdoor […]


Boys Town Hall of History Hands-On Weekly Activities

Boys Town Hall of History 14057 Flanagan Blvd., Boys Town, NE, United States

Visit the Boys Town Hall of History and learn about various science topics with weekly activities. Each week, the Hall of History will host staff-led science activities during regular business hours. Stop by each week to check out the rotating activities! Weekly Features: April 1 – 7: Comic Book Station Make your own comic book […]

COE Graduate Programs Information Session

Join the UNL College of Engineering to learn more about the benefits of an advanced degree, application process, funding, and UNL Engineering programs at this information session. This is open to all prospective students interested in the College of Engineering.

Event Series LEGOS at the Library

LEGOS at the Library

City of Kearney Public Library 2020 1st Avenue, Kearney, NE, United States

Join the Kearney Public Library for some brick-snapping fun! Come design and build your own creations. The library will provide the LEGOS, you just need to bring your imagination along. No registration is required for this event.

G. Stanley Hall Science Night

G. Stanley Hall 7600 S 72nd St., La Vista, NE, United States

Join G.Stanley Hall for their inaugural Science Night on April 18. Hands-on stations throughout the school will include: Floaters and Sinkers (with fruit), Zoomeranges, Chromatography, Density cubs, Microscope guessing game, Bubble measuring, Robotics unit with Spheros and Keva Planks, Seed Distribution, aluminum boats, and Rotocopters will be set up for families to explore. Everyone attending […]

Nebraska Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting

University of Nebraska East Campus Student Union 1705 Arbor Drive, Lincoln, United States

The Nebraska Academy of Sciences will host its 134th Annual Meeting on April 19 at The University of Nebraska East Campus Union in Lincoln, NE.  The meeting will be a HYBRID format with both in-person and remote-Zoom access for presentations and participation.  This Meeting provides an excellent opportunity for students, faculty, and scientists to share their research results with peers and […]

$50 – $95