The Nebraska Game and Parks is excited to be part of the longstanding tradition of the State Fair.  Our Outdoor Encounter exhibit in the Nebraska Building includes a 6,000-gallon aquarium filled with fish found in Nebraska waters, indoor archery and pellet gun ranges, kids' & family activity packets, a diorama of the Niobrara River Valley and waterfall, as well as information on hunting, fishing and state park areas across the state.  Visitors can enjoy the sky fort just outside of the Nebraska Building.  The structure is designed for kids and adults of all ages to climb and have fun.  Outside, a meandering stream, covered picnic area, natural playground, sky fort, mock campsite and beautifully landscaped grounds give fair visitors a place to explorNebraska Game and Parkse and relax.

 

Activities * Will close at 6 pm on Labor Day September 5th
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*9 am - 9 pm Hunting, Fishing, Parks, Boating, and Trail information Information Booth Game and Parks Exhibit Nebraska Building - Indoor
9 am - 6 pm

Permits and license sales and Information.  

  • Hunting and Fishing Licenses
  • Park Entry Permits
  • NEBRASKAland Magazine Magazine Special
  • HIP Number Registration 
Information Booth Game and Parks Exhibit Nebraska Building - Indoor
9 am - 6 pm NEBRASKAland Photographer's award-winning prints on display.  Enter to win a free NEBRASKAland Print.  They are also available to purchase.

Information Booth Game and Parks Exhibit Nebraska Building - Indoor

*9 am - 9 pm Waterfall and Large Aquarium with Nebraska Fish Game and Parks Exhibit Nebraska Building - Indoor

Weekends: 10 am - 4pm

Weekdays + Labor Day: Noon - 6 pm

Archery Range - Age 5 and above.  Fun supervised archery range with 3-D targets.

Old Fashion Shooting Gallery - Age 6 and above .  Supervised air gun range with fun old fashion carnival style targets.

Game and Parks Exhibit Nebraska Building - Indoor 
10 am - 6 pm Bird Scavenger Hunt - all ages.  Have fun & learn about birds while trying to find a series of acrylic birds hidden throughout the Outdoor Encounter Exhibit. Game and Parks Exhibit Nebraska Building - Indoors and Outside
10 am - 6 pm State Park Kids Centennial Activity.  Grab a bag and work through the state park word puzzle, coloring sheets of your favorite state park scenes.  Colored Pencils included. Game and Parks Exhibit Nebraska Building - Indoors 
9 am -9 pm Pollinator Garden - view the beauty of a pollinator garden and learn the plants that attract pollinators.  Stop inside the Game and Parks information booth for a complimentary packet of pollinator garden seed. Pollinator Garden is Outdoors on the East side of the Game and Parks Exhibit - Nebraska Building Pollinator Seed Packets - Indoors at the Game and Parks Information Desk
9 am -9 pm State Parks Selfie Station.  In celebration of the state park centennial, snap your selfie and share for a chance to win a 2-night cabin stay at a Nebraska State Park.  Nebraska Building - Outside south side of the Nebraska Building.