Nebraska Outdoor Education Center

The Nebraska Outdoor Education Center offers a unique combination of shooting and archery ranges and educational programming. The center offers indoor and outdoor archery ranges and an indoor firearm range, as well as classes, day camps, workshops, special events, and instruction for all ages and skill levels.

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We’re located at 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln.

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For more information, call 402-471-6141 or email

Hours & Pricing


Monday: Noon – 8 p.m.
Tuesday: Noon – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Noon – 8 p.m.
Friday: Noon – 8 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.

The outdoor archery range is open from sunrise to sunset 365 days a year.
For special events and closures, view our upcoming event calendar.

Shooting and equipment rental rates

Indoor archery range

  • $3 per hour per lane for students
  • $10 per hour per lane for adults
  • $30 per 30-day pass
  • $120 annual pass, individual
  • $150 annual pass, family
  • $100 annual pass, student
  • $2.50 per person for rental of bows and arrows

Indoor firearm range

  • $5 hour per lane for students
  • $10 per half hour per lane for adults
  • $15 per hour per lane for adults
  • $10 per second patron per lane
  • $40 per 30-day pass
  • $200 annual pass, individual
  • $250 annual pass, family
  • $100 annual pass, student
  • $5.50 per person for small bore rifle rental with 25 rounds

Outdoor archery range

  • 15 and younger: Free
  • $3 per hour for those 16 and older
  • $40 annual pass, individual
  • $60 annual pass, family

Weekly Specials

  • Mondays: Service members and veterans, display your military ID to receive half-price range time. $7.50 per person for one hour of range time; $5.00 per person for half an hour.
  • Fridays: $5 Buck Friday special. $5.00 per person for half an hour of range time.

Classroom use

  • Three media-ready classrooms, 30-by-30 feet or 90-by-30 feet combined, can be rented for meetings and other events. Contact us for pricing and availability.

Total shooting sports package

Includes unlimited access to all three ranges with no additional general shooting costs

  • $50, 30-day pass
  • $100, student annual pass
  • $300, individual annual pass
  • $350, family annual pass


Indoor firearm range

The state-of-the-art indoor firearm range features 10 lanes, year-round climate control, electronic target retrieval, and long benches for rifles and muzzleloaders. Ammunition is subject to inspection (steel core/steel jacketed ammunition is not permitted).

  • Up to 25 yards
  • Rifles up to .30/06 Springfield
  • Handguns up to .44 Rem Mag
  • Ages 8 and up

Indoor archery range

The  32-lane archery range offers a variety of targets and distances perfect for enthusiasts, hunters and competitors. Rental bows with basic instruction are available to the general public.

  • Up to 25 meters (30 yards)
  • Bullseye & 3D targets
  • Ages 6 and up

Outdoor archery range

The outdoor range offers target archery with targets from 10 to 60 yards, with a roving field course under construction.

  • Target archery: 10 to 60 yards
  • Broadhead practice target


View Events & Programs Calendar

Day Camps

There are five camps open from late May through July at the Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln, all geared toward kids looking to explore the natural world and learn outdoor skills. The Go Explore: Counselor Training Camp is open to ages 14 and up, while the Archery, Survival, Rifle, and Hunting camps are open to ages 8-13. The camps are Mondays through Thursdays 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., with extended drop off and pick up hours available. The cost for each camp is $180.

Learn more or register for summer camp

Archery and shooting sports tournaments

The Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center hosts various archery and shooting sports tournaments designed for expert and novice shooters alike.

Youth archery instruction

In recent years, the popularity of archery among youth has exploded. The Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center offers the following classes and resources for youth interested in learning the basics or honing their skills.

College Night on the Range

Every Tuesday night, 6 to 8 p.m. during fall and spring semesters

Come join us at the Nebraska Outdoor Education Center every Tuesday night this semester to work on YOUR archery skills! Bring your own equipment or use facility equipment at no additional cost. Coaches and range safety officers are available for beginners and those seeking shooting advice.

$5 per Tuesday or purchase a student annual pass for $100; annual passes are good during all public hours and are unlimited in use. (Must Show Valid College ID)

Explore Archery

Explore Archery is perfect for youth ages 8 and up looking to learn the basics of archery. Students learn archery fundamentals, range safety and proper shooting form, play exciting games and earn achievement awards. Equipment is provided.

Cost is $60 for 8 weeks. Membership in USA archery is available for those who wish to participate in the award program. Call the center to learn about upcoming sessions.

Junior Olympic Archery Development

Junior Olympic Archery Development, also known as JOAD, is a USA Archery-sanctioned 10-week program intended for young archers ages 8 to 20 interested in developing their archery skills. Alongside the youth program, adult archery instruction is available. This fun and extremely popular program offers expert instruction, skills training and games designed to challenge students and help them develop their form, as well as achievement awards.

Equipment is provided. Cost is $60 per quarter. Membership in USA Archery is required. Call the center to learn about upcoming sessions.

Individual Instruction

The Outdoor Education Center offers individual instruction for those looking for specialized instruction and scheduling flexibility. Call the center for details and pricing.

Workshops, Hunter Education classes and other events

The Outdoor Education Center offers Hunter Education classes, hunting and trapping workshops, rifle sight-ins, firearms classes, archery fun shoots and many other educational opportunities.