120 W. Cathy Street
Fremont, NE 68025
Phone: (402) 721-8400
Fax: (402) 721-8700
120 W. Cathy Street, Fremont, NE, US, 68025
- Phone: (402) 721-8400
- Fax: (402) 721-8700
Arts & Museums
The night sky comes to life at this impressive planetarium. Join the audience in the theater for an educational trip through the heavens; visit the rooftop observatory for a view of the planets; or kick back and enjoy a laser show set to rock music. The planetarium also hosts traditional, live star talks. A store features a multitude of science-oriented materials. Tickets are sold in the lobby 30 minutes before show time.
The Florence Depot was built in 1887, and originally located in downtown Florence, Omaha, at 28th and Grebe street. After its relocation, the depot became an important stop for the Omaha and Northwestern Railroad Company that operated lines between Omaha and Blair, as it was a stop-off point for cargo as well as commuters. However, after it was shut down in 1966, the depot the building went into neglect, and was going to be demolished, if not for the intervention of a local association. Today, the depot serves as an attraction and museum, housing several artifacts and documents, including a caboose and a flat car. Contact for more information.
Located at the College of Saint Mary, the Hillmer Art Gallery is at Walsh Hall on the ground floor. The gallery is open to all and there is no admission charge. Hillmer holds a number of exhibitions such as the CSM Student Art Exhibition, the UNO Print Collection Exhibition, Bryce Speed Art Exhibition, Jess Benjamin Art Exhibition and more, which are absolutely indulgent evenings of art and music. Do contact the gallery for details and timings.
At Douglas County Historical Society, you will find the city's history well preserved and protected. The society has three major spaces within namely a museum, a library and a research center. The museum, which is among the oldest in town, is also a space for private parties and events. The library is a treasure trove of sorts with many books, clippings, old photographs, artifacts and old diaries and documents as part of its collection. Events include classes, meetings, lectures and so on. Check the website for further details.
Located on the grounds of the former Fort Omaha, this beautiful home dates back to the 1800s. It is closely tied to the U.S. military, acting as headquarters for commanders during the fort's active years. A walk through the front door takes visitors back in time. Furnishings and décor hail from the Victorian era. The Victorian Heirloom Garden also stays true to history, growing flowers representative of those found in the 1880s. The garden can be reserved for private parties.
This collection, complete with historical accounts and memorabilia, tells the story of how African Americans helped settle the plains. Displays rare photographs and artifacts. Visitors will also learn about the changes in African American life in the years leading up to, during and after the Civil War. The museum was founded in the mid 1970s. The building itself is remarkable. Designed by prominent Nebraska architect Thomas Kimball, it appears on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located at the Creighton University, Lied Art Gallery is a lovely gallery that hosts the artwork of many talented young people. Conducting events such as the BFA Exhibit at the Gallery at Bancroft Street Market, China Show (Asian Studies Program), The Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit or the Empty Bowls Event, the gallery provides the right exposure needed by the students to improve their art and also for the world to see what their capable of. Do visit the university website to know more about their event schedule.
Few visitors expect to find such an impressive art collection in the middle of the prairie. Masterpieces abound here. The permanent exhibit includes works by El Greco, Degas, Monet and Renoir. 19th- and 20th-century art receive a special focus. The museum building itself is a striking, architectural find. Thirty-eight different types of marble were used in construction. The exterior glows a light pink, setting the building apart from the rest of downtown Omaha.
The Hot Shops Art Center is housed inside an elaborate set of buildings that comprised a mattress factory. The factory was converted into the center in 1999 by a group of artist studios and investors and now possess approximately 50 art studios, 4 art galleries and three anchor Hot Shops. Considered to be the first of its kind art center, the Hot Shops provides a perfect artistic atmosphere and encourages interaction and relationships among artistic communities. Check their website for event updates.
Since its inception in 1976, Omaha Children's Museum has been a special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play. The mission of Omaha Children's Museum is to engage the imagination and create excitement about learning. The museum's permanent exhibits include the Charlie Campbell Science and Technology Center, Creative Arts Center and Imagination Playground early childhood area. In addition to its permanent exhibits, Omaha Children's Museum offers outreach and community programs, traveling exhibitions, field trips, summer camps and early childhood education programs.
More than 30 aircrafts are on display in this 300,000 square foot facility, including the SR-71 "Blackbird" and the B-36 "Peacemaker." This historic collection is a celebration of aviation and the men and women who served at Nebraska's Strategic Air Command. The museum features tours, films, audio/visual programs, interactive exhibits, flight simulators, snack bar, gift shop and an Aircraft Restoration Gallery. The museum also hosts traveling exhibits and special events.
Works featured at this Old Market gallery come from nationally recognized photographer, Thomas Mangelsen. He indulges his love of nature by traveling the globe and capturing her beauty. Photographs spotlight majestic mountains, calm waters and animals of all shapes and sizes. Take a few moments to enjoy the framed originals hanging throughout the gallery. Mangelsen's beautiful work also comes in a more transportable size in the form of prints, cards and books. Visit the online gallery to request a free catalog featuring a variety of merchandise.