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Bill Nye to highlight science festival

Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 08:01


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The festival, set for April 12 to 14, will feature science and technology related activities throughout Omaha. The ultimate goal is to make science accessible, interactive, relevant and most importantly fun. But don’t think the festival is just for kids. Adults can get in on the science, too.

Nye will present on April 12 at Joslyn Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.

His presentation is free but requires a reserved ticket. It’s suitable for ages 12 and older.

General admission seating will be release on Jan. 28 at noon. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. A maximum of two tickets per person can be reserved by calling 402-559-9990.

Other free festival activities at The Durham Museum include:
•    A Student Expo on April 12 at The Durham Museum featuring interactive and hands-on science booths for elementary-aged children. A public expo the following day will be open for those of all ages.

•    Jeffrey Vinokur will combine science and dance in high-energy performances on April 12 and 13.

•    UNO’s CAPOW, a chemistry and physics show, will entertain children on April 12 and 13.

More activities will take place at locations including the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aqarium, Fontenelle Forest, Lauritzen Gardens, Hot Shops Art Center, City Sprouts Community Garden, Joslyn Art Museum and The Strategic Air and Space Museum.


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