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Good Morning! Spooktacular is over and cleaned up, and we will be open today! We have switched over to winter hours, so our hours will be 10:00..

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Information about tonight’s pumpkin seed contest! October 25th, 2016 Please have your seeds dropped off by 6:15 pm today. You may bring them..

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Tonight is the costume contest! Sign up at the stage starting at 6:45 and contest is at 7:00

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As tonight is opening night for this year’s Spooktacular, we would like to thank everyone who helped make it possible! A BIG THANK YOU to all..

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Closed for Spooktacular Setup

Riverside Discovery Center will be closed to the public from October 11 to the 26 in order to set up for Spooktacular.  Spooktacular will run from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm October 21-25.  Regular zoo visiting hours will resume October 27.




The Fantastic Future Me tour is on the way!  What do you want to be when you grow up? 

The Fantastic Future Me Tour, sponsored by First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg, will open Wednesday, August 17, at Riverside Discovery Center, 1600 S. Beltline Highway W, in Scottsbluff. The exhibit will be in the Don Steen Heritage Room of the Heritage Barn during open hours through December 15.

The Fantastic Future Me tour features an interactive exhibit where children envision themselves in future roles by creating personalized, one-of-a-kind avatars. The exhibit will kick off with an open house at Riverside Discovery Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. August 17 with refreshments provided by First National Bank. The public is invited to attend.

Representatives from various career paths will be available to talk to kids and their parents about what it’s like to be a firefighter, police officer, scientist and other occupations during the open house. Before stopping in Scottsbluff, the tour has made stops at ten libraries and children’s museums in Nebraska where it attracted more than 190,000 visitors.

As part of the Fantastic Future Me tour, NEST is offering incentives for families to begin saving for college. The first 50 families to open new NEST accounts using a location-specific promo code identified in the rules will each receive a $25 contribution to an account. And all new accounts using the promo code will be entered in a drawing to win a $1,000 scholarship. Official rules are available at and

In the Fantastic Future Me exhibit, children take photos of their faces using a large touch screen and camera and then drag and drop elements representing careers and grown-up roles onto their own “Future Me” creations. Children mix and match their personal interests and future aspirations to create one-of-a-kind future selves. Careers and roles range from artist to programmer, scientist to teacher, pilot and even President of the United States.

Future Me images can be shared by email and on Facebook and Twitter. When the email arrives in the user’s inbox, it includes the one-of-a-kind Future Me avatar along with messages about dreaming for the future and saving for those dreams.

Fantastic Future Me was created by Omaha Children’s Museum and Gallup. Gallup’s research shows that excitement about the future and thinking about oneself in a positive future role creates hope. More hopeful people go to school more often, get better grades, and even live longer than people who are not hopeful. Thinking about what they want to be when they grow up is one way that children can get excited about planning for their futures and understanding the steps necessary to get there. Future Me helps children do all of this while having fun.

To find out more about NEST 529 College Savings Plans, visit and



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