2014 Nebraska Science Festival Being Held in Multiple Cities

By: UNMC Department of Public Relations Email
By: UNMC Department of Public Relations Email

The second annual Nebraska Science Festival opened Wednesday and is bigger and better than ever with events taking place at locations in Omaha, Bellevue, Lincoln, Ashland and other communities.

On Thursday, Dancing Scientist Jeffrey Vinokur will perform at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. at The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St.

He’ll then head down to Lincoln and share his talent at Nebraska Wesleyan University during teacher’s night from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The Nebraska Brewing Company, 6950 S. 108th street, will tap its newly created Pink Beer in honor of the Nebraska Science Festival at 6 p.m. with tours of the brewery following.

On Friday, the Dancing Scientist will be at the SAC Museum, 28210 W. Park Highway, Ashland, performing at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Curt Tomasevicz, two-time USA Winter Olympics medalist in the bobsled, will speak at 10:30 a.m. at Othmer Hall, Room 106, on the UNL campus.

On Saturday, Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie will make a special appearance between noon and 5 p.m. at Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd. North, Bellevue.

Metro Community College’s Fort Omaha campus will give guided tours through a working greenhouse, gardens and farmyard.

eCreamery, 50th and Underwood, will present the science of ice cream and dry ice from 10 to 11 a.m.

On Sunday, Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie are back at Fontenelle Forest from noon to 5 p.m.

Lauritzen Gardens will celebrate Arbor Day from 9 a.m. to noon with a variety of tree-themed educational activities.

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