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Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Interpretive


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Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Interpretive The focus will be on more than 400 scientific discoveries of flora (178 plants) and fauna, (122 animals) made at President Thomas Jeffersons direction on their historic Corps of Discovery Journey from 1803-1806.


A life size replica of the keelboat used by Lewis and Clark will be the vehicle to transport the visitor through a highly interactive rediscovery of the explores remarkable journey on the great Missouri River, Nebraska's dynamic eastern border.


Hands on exploration activities will afford the visitors the opportunity to relive some of Lewis and Clark's daily scientific activities such as plant specimen collecting, preparation map making and taking celestial readings.


The Great Hall of Animals will present mounts of the large animals observed by Lewis and Clark in dramatic settings.


Separate interactive areas will present small animals, birds, flowers, plants and trees in their native settings.


Address: Office: 911 Central Avenue
Phone: (402) 873-3388

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