Friday, July 7: "Red, White & You" (5-7 p.m.)

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum’s July family night on Friday, July 7, is all about first responders and veterans. Meet your community firefighters, see inside a fire truck, and meet a police officer, county deputy and one of Union Pacific’s own special agents. And don’t forget to see the model military trains, speak with several veterans who now work for Union Pacific and enjoy story time. This month’s partners include the Council Bluffs Fire Department, Council Bluffs Police Department, Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, Union Pacific, and the Council Bluffs Public Library.

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 Aug. 4 and features the theme, “Track it Down: Family Night at the Museum.”

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