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Lincoln Children’s Museum

Lincoln Children’s Museum is an absolutely wonderful place to bring groups of children for school or family outings. The main focus of this engaging museum is to present and promote learning & education in an interesting and exciting way – they really want to encourage the imagination and natural sense of wonder in children, helping them to learn lots about the world around them. The museum has many fixed exhibits as well as seasonal exhibits, which means that there is always something new and stimulating to experience. The newest area of the Lincoln Children’s Museum is the Tiny Town of Big Imagination. This is a community-designed space, created to be the right size for children. Kids find this so much fun, and the area includes the Lincoln Fire & Rescue and Police Departments, Pet’s Vet, Sam & Louie’s Pizzeria, the BNSF Railways Train and much more. Seasonal events include such things as Super Hero Day – kids can dress up as their favourite super heroes and get into the spirit of fun and learning with themed activities. The museum is spread over three floors and it is ideal for younger children, although plenty of older kids have visited who loved the experience! Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am – 5.30pm and Sundays from 1.00pm – 5.00pm. The museum is not open on Mondays. With plenty of parking space and discounts for larger groups the museum is ideal for field trips and there are activities which are arranged based on the age group of the children attending. Birthday parties can also be held here and are an interesting twist on...

The Museum of Nature and Science (Denver, CO)

School outings need to be fun and educational, which is why so many schools choose to take their students to the Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado. The museum has many different sections, with everything from Egyptian Mummies, Prehistoric Journey (which will take you back through time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth), North American Indian Culture to Space Odyssey, Health, Gems and Minerals and Wildlife exhibits, along with many other interesting and exciting attractions. New exhibits and interactive activity centers are added regularly, so you’ll be experience something new every time you visit. There is also the fantastic Gates Planetarium, where your group will be wowed by the stunning displays – a visual feast for the eyes on everything from Super Volcanoes, Solar System Weather, Black Holes and more to instil a sense of awe in children and adults alike. The museums offers a variety of choice with different packages for groups, such as Children’s Workshops, Teen Events, and Spring Break Camps / Summer Day Camps which are always lots of fun. The Museum of Nature and Science also caters for those more mature visitors who wish to learn more about Science and Nature. There is everything from the regular Lunchtime Lectures series all the way up to a full-on Palaeontology Certification Programme. For all those travelling in larger groups, coach parties are very well catered for as there is ample parking for the museum (and don’t forget to avail of the group discounts when you are booking with the museum). It doesn’t matter what age group you are taking to the Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, CO, as there...

The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, NE

If you want to educate children about the beauty of the natural world and all the amazing creatures out there, then there is simply no better way than to show real, live animals close up. At the Henry Doorly Zoo there is so much for children to see, explore and learn from (and adults love it too)! The zoo is organised into many diverse and fascinating sections that are dedicated to displaying different animals in recreations of their natural habitats – each enclosure is amazing to look around, and really gives a sense of where each creature comes from. There are also many excellent zoo-run classes suitable for all ages – different visitor groups are catered for in special age-appropriate lessons. The first level is Fledgling School, which is perfect for pre-schoolers. The next groupings are for children aged 4 -5 years, then ages 6 – 8 years, ages 9 – 12 years, and for older children aged 13 – 18 years there are separate classes. Additionally, there are also over-18 / adult classes and family classes to enjoy. As each class is targeted at a specific age group you can be sure that everyone will learn at the right level. The Henry Doorly Zoo also boasts a fine aquarium (inside the zoo) which offers visitors a wonderful & fun look at underwater life. This is an always-popular attraction where children and adults alike can gaze at the incredibly diverse and fascinating life in the seas & oceans that surround us. Another very popular attraction is the African Lion Cubs. These cute creatures are delightful to watch as they play and learn, growing...

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