Civic Nebraska's THINK MAKE CREATE mobile labs provide a transportable platform to serve any group, organization, or event with high-quality, hands-on STEAM activities. The labs are dynamic units with the capacity to carry customized extended-learning programming for all ages.

Complete Lessons Include:

Paper Circuits ~ Urban Field Guides ~ Strawkets ~ K’NEX ~ LEGOS ~ Visual Art ~
Textile Art ~ Cardboard Building ~ Drones ~ Virtual Reality ~ Much More

THINK MAKE CREATE programming teaches children the eight habits of mind – to observe, express, engage and persist; to envision, stretch, explore and reflect – and to understand the world around them. Our mobile labs also help youth develop a growth mindset and become lifelong learners.

For more information or to book a THINK MAKE CREATE mobile lab, contact Chris McCurdy,  THINK MAKE CREATE coordinator.

[VIDEO]: Extended Learning On Wheels

Activity Guides

Feature a THINK MAKE CREATE mobile lab at

After-school programs ~ Faith-based programs and events ~ Birthday parties ~ Block parties ~ Family reunions ~ Daycares and preschools ~ Vacation Bible School ~ Girl Scout and Boy Scout events ~ Camps

... or anywhere you can drive a truck!

All lesson plans can be customized to your interests and group. A one- to five-day rental fee of $500 includes lesson plans, transportation, and the full use of the trailer (transport outside Omaha and Lincoln city limits is at the additional rate of 50 cents per mile). We offer professional development for your staff in Lincoln or Omaha, or remotely via Zoom.


  • Lincoln
    530 S. 13th St. Suite 100, Lincoln NE 68508
  • Omaha
    6400 University Drive, N CEC 117.12, Omaha NE 68182-0708
  • Greater Nebraska
    203 N. Locust St., Grand Island NE 68801
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After School Programs

  • Sherman Elementary School

    5618 N 14th Ave.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Lewis and Clark Middle School

    6901 Burt St.
    Omaha, NE 68132

  • Lothrop Magnet Elementary

    3300 N. 22nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Campbell Elementary School

    2200 Dodge St.
    Lincoln, NE 68521

  • Lincoln High School

    2229 J St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510

  • Lincoln Northeast High School

    2635 N. 63rd St.
    Lincoln, NE 68507