Friday, Aug. 4: Track it Down! (5-7 pm)

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum’s final summer family night on Friday, Aug. 4, is all about following tracks. Find the Museum’s dinosaur footprint and learn how it came to be, identify the tracks of animals that can be found locally, and discover the upcoming solar eclipse’s track and the best way to view it.  This month’s partners include the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Fontenelle Forest, the Omaha Astronomical Society, the National Park Service and Boys Town. 

Repeat guests should bring their Family Night 2017 punch card and check in upon arrival. Individuals who get their card stamped at least seven times this year will eligible for a six-person trip aboard the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa. New visitors can request a card upon check in at the Museum. The special drawing for the trip will occur at the December 2017 family night. You must be present to win.

Admission is free to all family nights. Donations are gladly accepted.

Family Nights at the Museum are held the first Friday of every month from 5-7 p.m. In addition to providing extended hours for visitors to access the Museum’s range of interactive displays on railroading and the history of the west, each family night also features a unique arts or learning opportunity that is fun for the entire family. Next month’s Family Night is Sept. 1 and features the theme, “Bison Night! Family Night at the Museum.”

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