A Letter from the Executive Director

Excerpt from the Summer issue of Connect Member Newsletter

One of the greatest things about working in a children’s museum is the ability to stretch ones imagination and push creative boundaries.  Often times as adults we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of day to day activities and forget what it’s like to view life through the eyes of a child, who have some of the most curious, imaginative and adventurous minds around us. 

At Omaha Children’s Museum, we are inspired by young minds as we introduce a new twist on some of our most popular programs and events in our “All New To-Do Summer” lineup.   In OCM’s Fairytale Land, guests can transform into characters of some of the most cherished fairytales of all time such as Cinderella and Snow White or spend a private evening at the museum with Princess Poppy and friends during our evening Fairytale Teas.  Guests can also grab their passports and travel the world with us during the return of WorldFest, a Sister City Celebration.  This event will immerse young minds with interactive and educational activities as we travel to six different cities throughout the globe during this one day cultural event.  

So, travel the world with us this summer at Omaha Children’s Museum and let your imagination soar in our “All New To-Do Summer”! 


About Lindy J. Hoyer

As executive Director of the Omaha Children’s Museum since June of 2002, Lindy Hoyer brings 26 years of passion for reaching out to children through children’s museum work and continues striving to inspire young people to play, explore and learn. 

During Hoyer’s tenure as Executive Director, Omaha Children’s Museum has seen fantastic growth and accomplishment from hosting blockbuster traveling exhibits to completing a $6.6 million capital campaign and renovation of the museum’s permanent exhibits and seeing attendance soar to over 270,000 annually. 

Hoyer participated in the inaugural Noyce Leadership Institute along with 17 science center executives from across the world. She has served on the board of directors for the Association of Children's Museums (ACM) and participates in Qm2 Roundtable for Museum Executives. Locally, she serves on the Omaha Sister City Association Board and serves as a member of the Economic Development Commission for Nebraska.