Join us for family fishing fun on the pond at the Archway and Nebraska Firefighters Museum. Novices and experienced anglers are welcome. We supply all the tackle you need, courtesy of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and our experienced fishing instructors will share their advice for catching the really big ones! No registration is required and admission is FREE. All you do is show up and have fun!
Join us at the Archway for a special “socially distanced” Soda Fountain Sundae. Enjoy a free performance by Nebraska singer and storyteller Dan Holtz while we practice “social distancing” in the Archway Event Room. Seating will be limited and spaced appropriately for safety. As always, immediately following the concert, we’ll serve old-fashioned root beer floats. We appreciate any donations you may wish to make. Soda Fountain Sundaes are sponsored by Humanities Nebraska, First National Bank of Omaha, and Jim and Kathleen McKenzie. For more information, call (308) 237-1000.
Family Arts Festival
MONA and Kearney Cultural Partners (KCP) invite you to attend the annual Family Arts Festival to experience art, dance, music, and more. At MONA participate in interactive educational art activities inspired by the MONA collection. Dance away to music and songs provided by the friendliest family band in Nebraska – The String Beans with two 30-minute performances at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 29 • 1:00-4:00 p.m.
FREE and open to the public!
The spring Home School Art Program consists of one class once a month. Classes are designed to be interactive lessons that encourage students to examine objects and ideas. Over these monthly sessions, students develop a theme for a project through a variety of sequential activities including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and discussion.
Thursdays: January 16, February 20, March 19, April 16
Age: 8-18 (call for possible exceptions for younger children)
Time: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Cost: $30 per child (MONA members), $40 per child (non-members) for all four classes
Register by: Friday, January 10, payment due with registration.
Class size is limited to 12 students in each class. Because of space limitations, one chaperone is welcome and must be registered (at no cost). Fees are non-refundable after classes begin.
Scholarships are available through the generous support of The Arram Family Foundation. The scholarship application form is available on MONA’s website: mona.unk.edu > Do/Learn > Classes.
Come explore our trails along the Platte River to find, even in the cold months of winter, animals and insects find ways to adapt. Families and participants of all ages will also enjoy watching the feeders from the windows of the center. Make sure to dress in layers for the hike!
Want to spend the day in nature? Come to the Christmas Bird Count 4 Kids program in the morning and bring a sack lunch to enjoy for your walkabout.
No registration needed. Program is free to attend, but free will donations are encouraged.
Join us for our annual FREE SCREENING of It’s A Wonderful Life hosted by TRIUS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION.
George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George’s modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George’s Uncle Billy loses the business’s $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money, hides it from Billy, and George’s troubles begin.
Raptor Recovery will be doing a live presentation on The Central Nebraska Spine Surgery Center Stage at the ZooZeum Tuesday December 10th at 5:00. This event will feature a live falcon, hawk, and owl. Come experience this opportunity to meet these amazing birds and learn about the Raptor Recovery’s mission.
Free admission for members
$5 admission for nonmembers
Event not recommended for small vermin.
Join us at the Archway for a magical Christmas event that the whole family will love. Enjoy a Candy Cane Hunt, a variety of Reindeer Games, Cookie Decorating, and live Christmas music. Get a warm drink at the Hot Cocoa Bar and take a family holiday photo in our giant snow globe. Santa will be here so, be sure to bring your camera and your Christmas wish list. The cost is $5/person. Tickets will be available at the door. To register in advance, call (308) 237-1000 or visit the Archway website at https://archway.org/events/
Join us for a Holiday Open House at Rowe Sanctuary. Enjoy some cookies and cider while browsing our Gift Shop and receive a special 10% discount on all items. Kid’s activities will be available to keep children occupied while you shop. You can also learn more about Rowe Sanctuary and our conservation work on a short hike (weather depending) along the river.
The days have gotten shorter and the leaves continue to change — all signs autumn is definitely here. But for animals, the beginning of fall means undertaking major lifestyle changes — in order to survive the winter.