Exploration by Design

Exploration by Design

Social distancing has shifted the way we work, the way we socialize, the way we educate, and the way we live. While the world seems to be changing all around us, many parts of our great city remain fully intact and ripe for exploring safely – whether physically from your car, by bike or on foot; or digitally from the comfort of home.

In response, we bring you Exploration by Design. This installation of the by Design series invites Urban Explorers of all ages to safely explore and uncover our region’s hidden gems – all the while practicing safe social distancing.

Each week, we’ll provide you a mission (should you choose to accept it) via a detailed blog post at omahabydesign.org. We’ll invite you to explore a different facet of the Greater Omaha Metro region by following our digital guide posts. We invite you to share your discoveries with us on social media.

Your mission will include:

  • a Google Map with multiple pins for you to uncover as you wish
  • a narrative and photos with historical context of the sites you’ll be exploring
  • an invitation to photograph your journey and share your own discoveries, tagging Omaha by Design and respective partners on social media using the hashtag #ExplorationByDesign

We hope that our weekly scavenger hunt provides you and your fellow Urban Explorers a way to safely continue learning about the history of our region’s art, architecture, and development – and the creative people who shape them – as together we uncover the region’s hidden gems.

We, of course, strongly encourage you to abide by the guidelines set by your local health department, public officials, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) found here. Stay safe, navigate responsibly, and be inspired by the civic treasures you discover.

Happy exploring!