Two girls giggle and dance inside a makeshift barnyard, taking turns running around the corn, sitting in a green tractor, and taking turns feeding the cow and pig. It is a page out of our memory bank, when as kids, we played with the Fischer Price Little People Farm.
But these girls are at the Omaha Children’s Museum exhibit called “Farm in the City.” It is sponsored by the Douglas County Farm Bureau, and is an exhibit designed for little hands and growing minds.
“These aren’t ‘don’t touch’ exhibits. Kids go hands-on, crawl, jump and maybe get a little dirty. We encourage parents and caregivers to join in, and the goal at the end of the day is for everyone to go home happy, having learned something new while having a good time,” Larry Hadan, president of the Douglas County Farm Bureau, says.
Admission is FREE to Farm Bureau members on June 9, July 14, and November 24!
As a Farm Bureaumember, you can also get $15 off of a yearly membership to the Omaha Children’s Museum. You can learn more at www.nefb.org/douglascounty. Bring your membership card!
Douglas County Farm Bureau is giving back to their community by bringing agriculture to where people live, breathe and work. They partnered with the Omaha Children’s Museum to make sure agriculture was present in a space designed to spark imagination and creativity.
“We are so proud to be a part of this agriculture exhibit and help spread the word that the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the fuel in our cars all come from our farms. Nebraska agriculture plays an important role in our everyday lives,” Hadan, says.
You will find the exhibit on the main floor of the Omaha Children’s Museum for the next four years.
“When children and their parents attend the museum, agriculture will be creatively represented. It is so important in today’s fast-paced world that we continue to connect children and their parents with Nebraska agriculture. This exhibit has a strong focus for both the children and adults on many aspects of agriculture,” Hadan said.