Durham Museum (801 S. 10th St., Omaha): “Christmas at Union Station,” through Jan. 7. “Ethnic Holiday Trees,” through Jan. 7. The exhibition showcases how cultures from around the world celebrate the Christmas season. “Bridges: Sharing our Past to Enrich the Future Exhibit,” through Jan. 7. A Nebraska 150 Commission “Signature Event,” this exhibit shares photos from each of Nebraska’s 93 counties capturing images of historic sites of hidden treasures from across Nebraska. “Zoom Into Nano,” through Jan. 7. The exhibit presents a variety of largescale, immersive experiences in the world of nanotechnology. “Mid-Western Missions: Agents and Expeditions,” through Jan. 14. “A Lifetime of Objects: The Story of Byron Reed, 1829-1891,” through Jan. 14. “Let’s Go to Town for Boys Town,” through Jan. 21. Through images, documents and artifacts from the Boys Town Hall of History collection and archives, visitors to The Durham Museum will trace the development of this Omaha fixture over the last 100 years.
Admission: adults $11, seniors (62+) $8, children (3-12) $7, children under 2 free.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday and major holidays.
International Quilt Study Center & Museum (33rd and Holdrege streets, Lincoln): “Against the Grain: Quilted Leather by Cathy Wiggins,” through Jan. 6. “Small Talk,” through Feb. 4. “Voltage: Quilts by Erica Waaser,” through Feb. 25.
Admission: adults, $6; children ages 5-18, $3; children under 5, free; families, $10. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday.
May Museum (1643 N. Nye Ave., Fremont): “Transplanted: The Early Ethnic Settlers of Dodge County.”
Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for students. Hours: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
Nebraska History Museum (131 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln): “Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined,” through Jan. 8. The exhibit features 48 hand-colored engravings and lithographs. “Don’t Touch That Dial: Kalamity Kate and the George Churley Puppets,” through June 17. The exhibit features puppets created by Churley that were prominently featured on the KOLN/KGIN program, “Kalamity Kate’s Cartoon Corral,” and hundreds of live programs during the 1970s. Visitors also will be able to see the original Kalamity Kate costume worn by Leta Powell Drake, as well as film footage.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission: Free.
Omaha Children’s Museum (500 S. 20th St., Omaha): “Santa’s Magic,” through Dec. 23. Santa’s Magic is an enchanting winter wonderland populated by friendly characters like the Snow Queen, Holly the Elf and Santa. An interactive program is held several times daily and includes lights, music and Santa’s magical arrival. “Forever Forest,” through April 15. Exploring the realities of forests through play, this exhibit includes a tree top climber, a realistic mini replica of a Union Pacific engine, a kid-sized home kids can help build and more.
Admission: $12 for adults (16-59) and children (2-15), $11 for seniors (60 and older) and free for children under 24 months and members. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum (28210 West Park Highway, Ashland): “Nebraska 150 Aerospace.” The exhibit highlights significant contributions of Nebraskans over 150 years of aerospace history. Admission: $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and military and $6 for children ages 4-12. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History (14th and Vine streets, Lincoln): “Guts and Glory: A Parasite Story,” through May 1, 2018. The exhibit explores the hidden world of parasites while showcasing the museum’s Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology. “Miss Mie,” through Dec. 31. The historic Japanese friendship ambassador doll and its accessories will be on display. Admission: $6 for adults (19 and over), $3 for children (5-18 years), free for children 4 and under, and $13 for families (up to two adults and children). Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays.