8 Free Things to do in April in Kearney

1. G.W. Frank Museum: The Reveal Event

The G.W. Frank Museum has been busy making updates and we’re having a big “Reveal Event” to officially kick-off the new additions!

Join us for the showing of our documentary “Stone House on the Prairie” at the Merryman Performing Arts Center from 7pm-9pm on Thursday, April 12.

Then on Saturday, April 14, from 1pm-4pm, head out to the museum for the big reveal including special guided tours of the new exhibits and explore all four levels of the home for the first time!

2. NBC’s The Blacklist Viewing Parties

Come support The World and watch the newest episode of The Blacklist, commercial free and on the big screen. Free will donations to support The World Theatre are accepted as admission.

The screening will be followed by a live video Q&A with The Blacklist creator, Jon Bokenkamp.

April 4, 11, & 25 at 6:45pm.

Only at The World Theatre!

3. Soda Fountain Sundae: Day of Songs & Stories

Enjoy free entertainment at the Archway! April 29, 1pm-5pm.

Bill Behmer and Gwen Meister present traditional pioneer songs on traditional instruments, complete with audience participation songs and puppets. It’s a great musical experience for children.
At 2:30 pm, see a demonstration by Civil War era re-enactors from the 1848 Venture Crew.
From 4:00 pm -5:00 pm, Paul Siebert presents Echoes of an Era: Nebraska Journey Songs and Stories.

In between performances, enjoy root beer floats served from the Archway’s vintage soda fountain.
The concerts and demonstrations are FREE. Donations are appreciated for the root beer floats.

4. Cranes: Taking Flight at MONA

In honor of the annual Sandhill Crane migration through Central Nebraska, the Museum of Nebraska Art showcases artworks that pay tribute to this natural phenomenon.

From painting and sculpture to prints and photography, artists have been inspired to render striking imagery depicting the literal and spiritual significance of this recurring spectacle.

Exhibit runs though May 13.
Admission to MONA is always FREE.

5. Storybook Walk

Come enjoy a fun filled walk around Harmon Park! Read pages of “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins as you walk through the park engaging in fun activities that keep you guessing what’s next in the story.

Enter for a chance to win a copy of the book at the end of the walk.

6. Bicycle Sunday

April 22, 2pm-5pm at 

All ages and families welcome!
Cruise along the trail route and stop at various checkpoints for fun activities, including a chance to win a Family 2018 Swimming Pool Pass.

7. Kearney’s Amazing Race

April 8, 2pm-5pm

Registration from 1:00pm-1:45pm at Harmon Park. Race begins at 2pm.
Teams will participate in a geocaching race through Kearney. All that you need is a Smart Phone (GPS Units also available). In a car and on foot, find the hidden caches. Geocaching 101 is provided.
Great prizes for the top three finishers.

All ages welcome, but you will need one driver. Great family activity.

8. Public Skate at Viaero Center

April 7 & 8: 1pm-3pm
April 14 & 15: 1pm-3pm

Family fun for everyone! No skates? No worries – skate rental is FREE!
Prices: $7 for kids, students (with ID), military and seniors. $10 for adults.
Public Skate Punch Card: $60 for 11 public skate sessions.

Party packages and private rentals available – Contact 308-338-8144