Begin making your own personal discoveries about Nebraska's natural history through these multi-generational, hands-on programs. We offer a variety of programs throughout the year. To see our current program offerings, please check our calendar on our Events page.
If you have any questions about any of the upcoming programs, please call 308-468-5282.
Specially designed Discovery Packs are now available to help visitors have a richer outdoor experience on the prairie trails. These backpacks are available for checkout and each contains an activity guide, an assortment of tools, and a different theme to help guide visitors around the prairie through different sets of "eyes." The six themes are Prairie Through the Eyes of a(n):
Artist - Bird Watcher - Botanist - Burrowing Animal - Writer - Crane Watcher
The packs contain such items as magnifying lenses, binoculars, journals with pencils and crayons, and lots of ideas on how to change your viewpoint, perhaps to that of a badger, or a poet.
There is no charge for using the packs; people will be asked to fill out a checklist and leave a driver's license or other form of ID as a deposit. By filling out the checklist, the visitor agrees to pay for the replacement of any item that is lost or broken through misuse or negligence.