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Strategic Air and Space Museum

The Strategic Air & Space Museum is regarded as the nation's foremost facility of its kind, the $29.5 million museum opened on May 16, 1998, and preserves aircraft and missiles for future generations. The Museum is a 300,000 square foot building that features a glass atrium, two aircraft display hangars, a traveling exhibit area, a children's interactive gallery, a 200-seat theater, a Museum store, an aircraft restoration gallery, and a snack bar. The glass atrium is a breathtaking structure constructed of 525 glass panels that encase the awesome Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.

SAC Museum Nebraska

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

724 S. 12th Street, Omaha, NE 68102.
Membership is encouraged: by joining the Bemis, you help support the artist-in-residence program.

The spirit and programs of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts are based on the conviction that exceptional talent deserves to be supported. Our practical commitment to this belief is achieved by providing well-equipped studio spaces, living accommodations and a monthly stipend to artists who are awarded residencies. These artists come from around the world to work within a supportive community of like-minded people. The atmosphere and environment offer an ideal situation for creative growth and experimentation and encourage artists to confront new challenges.

To request membership information, or for other details about the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, call 341-7130.

Bemis Center

Museum of Religious Arts

The Museum is located off Highway 30 between Missouri Valley and Logan. Exhibits of religious arts, tradition, and culture are on display.
-Hours are 9 - 5 p.m. Tuesdays - Saturdays, and Noon - 5 p.m. on Sundays.
-Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 - 12.

Museum of Religious Arts or call (712) 644-3888 for information.

Joslyn Art Museum

2200 Dodge St Omaha, NE 68102
As Nebraska’s largest and most distinguished art museum, Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha has served as the premier center for visual art since opening in 1931. Joslyn's collection features work from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century European and American art.

Museum Admission: $7 adults; $5 senior citizens (62+) and college students (with ID); $4 ages 5-17; free for children four and younger and Joslyn members.
-The general public is admitted free on Saturdays, 10 am to noon, funded by a grant from the Peter Kiewit Foundation. Group rates available for 10 or more with advance reservations.
*With advance notice, docent-led tours may be arranged and box lunches can be prepared for groups to unpack and enjoy. Call (402) 661-3833 or e-mail

or call (402) 342-3300

El Museo Latino.

The first Latino Art & History Museum, and Cultural Center, in the Midwest. El Museo Latino opened its doors in the historic Livestock Exchange Building on May 5,1993 as the first Latino art & History museum and cultural center in the Midwest. In 1997, the museum moved to its present brick and red tile roof building. The original construction of 1887 was a school and was reconstructed in the 1930s. Today, El Museo Latino is one of only eleven Latino museums in the United States.
Museum Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday 1 - 7 p.m.; Thursday 1 - 5 p.m.; Saturday 2 -5 p.m.; Sunday closed.

For information, call (402) 731-1137, or visit
El Museo Latino.Org

Durham Western Heritage Museum.

The Museum is located at 801 S 10th St Omaha, NE 68108 (402) 444-5071
Durham Western Heritage Museum is open Tuesdays - Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 - 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Admission rates are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors ages 62 and up, and $3.50 for children ages 3 - 12. Museum members and children under age 3 are admitted free of charge.

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