The Durham Museum ( was proud to offer free admission to the community on International Museum Day, Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thanks to a generous and anonymous donation, guests experienced the museum free of charge.

“Our donor’s generous gesture has made it possible for families to enjoy, for free, a day of discovery and learning,” said Director of Communications Dawn Myron.

Guests had the opportunity to visit TOYTOPIA before it closes a weekend later (Sunday, May 26). The hands-on exhibition, developed by Stage 9 Exhibits, transports guests into a world of play and nostalgia, where they can discover the origins of their favorite toys, who made them and why they continue to be beloved. The exhibit was the ultimate playground for all ages, featuring the world’s largest Etch A Sketch, a life-size Monopoly car, a life-size dollhouse, retro arcade area, LEGO®-brick building areas and much more!

TOYTOPIA was created by Stage 9 Exhibits and is distributed by Exhibits Development Group. The exhibition was supported locally by Valmont Industries; Kiewit Companies Foundation; Douglas County, Nebraska; Parker Family Foundation; Verhalen Family Foundation; McGill Restoration; Kathi and Louie Rotella, Jr. and Richard Brooke Foundation. Media support provided by KETV.

The Durham Museum in Omaha’s beautiful art deco Union Station is home to permanent exhibits that preserve Omaha’s vibrant history, traveling exhibits covering subjects ranging from history and culture, to science and industry and many entertaining, educational family-oriented activities. The Durham Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and has strong ties with national and international museums and lending institutions. For information about The Durham Museum please visit the museum’s website at