This past year, we’ve been asking our guests and members why they visit and what the museum could do to make it easier for families to visit. You’ll see a few changes in 2019 that address the answers
we received. With the help of Wilkening Consulting, we surveyed thousands of museum-goers in the metro area and learned why they visit Omaha Children’s Museum. The biggest reason? Their kids enjoyed it. The other top reasons were that the kids learned things here, the kids had fun, and it provided quality family time. With those in mind, we decided to do two things: Expand our hours and grow our Friday Family Date Nights. We invite your family to take advantage of our new hours on the weekend. Starting in January, the museum will stay open until 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Our Friday Family Date Nights will now run from 4 to 8 p.m. on select nights (see page 6 for details). This allows more time for the special activities that engage the entire family. We look forward to spending more time with your family in 2019!
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.