More than 200 animals roar, howl, climb, dig and jump at Riverside Discovery Center. Families working up a sweat while touring the grounds can cool off in the zoo’s Splash Pad. Children of all ages are welcome to wade into this zero-depth attraction. 1600 South Beltway Highway West. (308) 630-6236.

Theatre West Summer Repertory at Western Nebraska Community College puts professional directors, designers and actors from across the United States to work. The group’s theatrical performances are educational for theater students and entertaining for audiences. 1601 E. 27th St. (308) 635-6193.

Midwest Theater is home to more than 250 events each year. The 729-seat theater hosts movies and presentations from performing artists, too. 1707 Broadway. (308) 632-4311.

The work of painters, sculptors and other artists from around the world is showcased in two galleries at West Nebraska Arts Center. Workshops and after-school programs educate new artists. Recent exhibits include photography displays and sculpture pieces, including a life-size horse. 106 E. 18th St. (308) 632-2226.

For more information contact the Scotts Bluff Area Visitors Bureau at or (308) 633-1808.

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