Outstanding Awards
2014 50 States Series: Top Family Attractions Worth Traveling For - FlipKey Award
2010 Leading Edge Award for Visitor Experience -
Awarded by Association of Science and Technology Centers
2010 Non-Profit Organization of the Year - Awarded by Greater Omaha Chamber
American Marketing Association Omaha Chapter - Best in Show 2011 Bringing Back the Pack Total Marketing Campaign
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009 Best Museum - Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect's Parents' Annual Picks Awards
2008 Best Museum for Little Kids -Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect's First Annual Parents' Picks Awards  
2008 Best Museum for Big Kids -
Nickelodeon's Parents Connect's First Annual Parents' Picks Awards
2008 Best Day Camp -Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect's First Annual Parents' Picks Awards
Best Museum 2008 - KETV A-List
ASTC Leading Edge Award
YWCA Women of Achievement Award to Lindy Hoyer, Executive Director
American Marketing Association Platinum Awards - Museum Rebranding and Program Guide for Educators
Public Relations Society of America Paper Anvil Awards - Program Guide for Educators
 
Important Initiatives
The Green Team
The museum's Green Team is made up of people who are committed to saving the Earth and teaching children to be environmentally conscious citizens. The museum offers programs both on-site and in the community featuring "Garbagena"  our recycling expert. "Garbagena" gets green into focus with our craft activities featuring recycled materials and a special week-long extravaganza during Green Week.

Healthy Choices
Omaha Children's Museum encourages children and families to make healthy choices in their everyday lives. Programs like Healthy Trick-or-Treat Nights bring these healthy options to light. Let's Move, in association with the national initiative, promotes active lifestyles.

Welcome Fund
Every child who wants to visit Omaha Children's Museum should have the opportunity, that's why the museum's donor-supported Welcome Fund provides subsidized memberships to families that wouldn't otherwise be able to afford them. To donate to this program, click here. To find out how to get a Welcome Fund Membership, click here.

Born Learning
To be the best possible resource for families, the museum is part of the Born Learning campaign, which provides information and suggestions on making early learning fun and easy. For more information, visit the Born Learning web site.

FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman Programs
Omaha Children's Museum partners with PBS on a national level to test and develop interactive science programming around the television show, FETCH!. For more information on our science programs and open labs, click here.

Carefree Kids
This is a special event for children whose immune systems have been compromised and their families.  We have worked with medical professionals to create an environment that is clean, safe and “carefree” so families can learn, play and enjoy time together.  For this very special evening, the museum welcomes families free of charge.

Autism Nights
A special evening for children with Autism and their families. The museum has worked with UNMC and Autism Action Partnership to create an appropriate environment.