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Outdoor Education Center offers family fun for all ages

LINCOLN, Neb. – Families that want to have fun and spend time together can find what they are looking for at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center.

Located at 44th and Superior streets in Lincoln, the state-of-the-art archery and firearm range, offers a safe and comfortable environment for recreation and family fun. Whether you are bringing out your own equipment for some recreational shooting or looking to try the shooting sports for the first time, the Outdoor Education Center is for you. With guidance from the center’s expert instructors, kids, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends – anyone age six and up –– can enjoy archery with just a bit of instruction.

“Our instructors can get folks who have never even touched a bow hitting targets in 15 minutes,” said Rachel Carlson, an outdoor education specialist at the Center.

In addition, shooters can hone their skills on the firearm range, take shooting classes or compete in friendly competitions. The Center also hosts a number of summer camps and outdoor education programs throughout the year.

The heated and air-conditioned ranges are open for walk-in visitors six days a week; no reservations required. All equipment is available on-site. For visitors interested in expanding their skills, the Outdoor Education Center also offers a wide range of classes for multiple sports and experience levels.

The Outdoor Education Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. To learn more, visit OutdoorEdCenter.org.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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