How sight affects learning in children
As children gear up for another year of studies, parents should be aware
of often overlooked obstacles that may hinder academic success: vision
Last Wednesday was the first Wednesday of the month and that means we
had another Leader Reader visit us! Whit Merrifield, baseball player for
the Omaha Storm Chasers, and Stormy, their mascot, joined us to read
the story of “Stormy and the Case of the Terrible Twister".
Another Leader Reader came by to visit us this month! Kerry Ecklebe from the Nebraska Humane Society read a story to our guests.
Last Saturday, May 23, we kicked off summer with three new exhibits! We
started our big day with our fifth annual Children’s Parade, a parade
where children don’t just watch, but participate in the parade.
On April 22, Omaha Children’s Museum had a very generous boy walk
through their doors. Ryan Casey, of Omaha, came in together with his mom
Jenn to donate his collection of LEGO bricks.
This mom is excited about the Hy-Vee Grocery Store exhibit opening inside Omaha Children’s Museum Imagination Playground. Why?
Omaha Children’s Museum is proud to be participating in Omaha Gives, a
24-hour charitable challenge to raise as much money as possible for
local nonprofits through online fundraising.
Omaha Children's Museum is a special place where children can challenge
themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play. OCM
continues to engage imaginations and create excitement about learning by
offering a variety of permanent exhibits and educational programming
that focus on art, science and early childhood.
This week Omaha Children’s Museum welcomed farmer Barry Janssen for our monthly Leader Reader program. Farmer Barry read a story about cows titled Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin.
Last week, Omaha Children’s Museum unleashed its new outreach program,
Dinos on the Loose for the first time. Students from Adams Elementary
went back in time to experience dinosaurs in an outreach program
provided by OCM.
This week OCM welcomed Officer Jennifer Nelson from the Omaha Police Department for our first Leader Reader segment!
February is dental health month. Learn a few oral health habits to give your kids a healthier smile.
By having exhibits at OCM, M.U.D. has been able to show children and parents all the services we provide in a fun learning environment.
Experience farm life in the city! The Omaha Children's Museum latest special exhibit, Once Upon a Farm, offers a variety of fun and interactive activities to help children explore the world of agriculture.
Thanksgiving Thursday. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday: A Day ‘Tue’ Give.
There is always so much to be thankful for each and every year at Omaha Children’s Museum. Hear what our staff is thankful for this year:
What will you build? Where will you go? These are questions Omaha Children’s Museum will ask visitors in next summer’s traveling exhibit LEGO® Travel Adventure. But, we need YOUR help!
Families all over the world enjoy beef every day - and that's especially true in Nebraska!
Nebraska is home to many farmers and producers that help feed the world. Explore the world of agriculture and learn where your food comes from in the new exhibit, Once Upon a Farm!
Celebrate one of the most beloved authors of all time, Dr. Seuss!
We've had a very memorable summer and our hope is we've made it memorable for you.
gonna go home and make that!"
The ALS ice bucket challenge has taken over your newsfeeds,
spreading awareness about a scary disease and raising millions of dollars
towards research to find treatments and cures.
It’s that time of year again – back to school!
Last week Omaha Children’s Museum took a plunge into the
life of the United States Navy during Omaha Navy Week.
Independence. What they mean to us at OCM.
made a working popsicle stick rocket in the museum’s Maker-Space. Andrew is awesome.
Summer Wonders at Omaha Children's Museum!
the President declared June 18 the National Day of Making as he will be hosting
the first ever Maker Faire at the White House! Join us at OCM to celebrate a nation of makers!
On Opera Omaha will bring characters from their production of Cinderella to the Omaha Children’s Museum this Saturday, March 29!
“The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
– Dr. Seuss
Omaha Children’s Museum is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of 49 host sites across the country to participate in Maker Corps, a division of the Maker Education Initiative.
This past Monday marked the holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. To celebrate, Omaha Children’s Museum opened its doors and hosted a number of activities to encourage friendship and equality among all.
Are You Kindergarten Ready?
Feel the power of the Force! Visit the OCM Galaxy this Saturday for Star Wars Night!
Omaha Children’s Museum rang in the New Year with a bang! – Literally!
Last week over 16 million children wrote 563,473,968 lines of code during the first ever Hour of Code, a nation-wide effort to help engage children as young as preschoolers in the world of coding and computer science. Thank you to all our guests and visitors that took part in our Hour of Code workshops last week!
Many families in our community are affected by autism spectrum disorder. Autism Nights at Omaha Children's Museum are the perfect outing opporunity for these families to enjoy a night of fun and play.
Omaha Children’s Museum hosted our first ever Hanukkah Day today!
There's currently an entire generation of children growing up that will have never known a world without the internet. In the 21st century, it’s believed there will be an entire generation of children that will grow up having never known a world without companion robots.
Our 2013 Global Cardboard Challenge has come and gone, but what an amazing and rewarding weekend it was!
Hear how an 8 year old boy created an entire arcade from cardboard!
Check out these awesome Cardboard Creations and find out how you can design your own artwork!
The month of spooks, spells, tricks and treats is soon here! Cobweb Castle opens early on September 24!
Omaha Children’s Museum announces the grand opening of its 9,000 square foot community green space! The Grass Patch Grand Opening is this Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kids are back in school and summer is coming to an end, but the bugs are still here for two more weeks! Be sure to explore our summer exhibit, A Bug’s World, before it buzzes away on September 8!
Princess Poppy and her royal friends, Princess Rose and Princess Lily, once again hosted elegant tea parties all summer long.
This summer, over 600 campers had smiles on their faces at Omaha Children’s Museum!
Worldfest: Shizuoka, Japan
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Omaha Children's Museum announces the opening of a new permanent exhibit, Maker-Space. The grand opening for Maker-Space is Friday, July 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Join us in celebrating Independence Day all week long at the Children’s Museum! Launch water/paint rockets during smART stART on the Green Patch in front of the museum – creating a rocket fueled work of art!
Congratulations to our first class of Kindergarten Ready graduates!
Want to have some of the Museum fun at home?
Try making some of our amazing sand clay, which will be featured all this week during Mold It! In the Creative Arts Center!
Get friendly with giant, robotic bugs in our summer exhibit, A Bug's World.
New Special Exhibit Features Recycled Robots & Superheroes
Join us in welcoming the newest member of the OCM Team, Shira Abraham, Manager of Learning Experiences!
Big News! Omaha Children's Museum is a finalist for a National Medal from Institute of Museum and Library Services. This is the nation's highest honor for museums and libraries with 33 finalists across the country.
It’s that time of year, time to start planning for summer. A great lineup of summer camps is online and ready for easy registration. From SPLAT! Art Camp, to Jedi Training, A Bug’s World and all sorts of offerings in between, the museum has a camp that will be memorable and educational for your child.
Members get special pricing. And, there’s a $10 discount if you register by April 1. Click here to get more details and register!
The museum is offering great holiday specials for everyone on your list!
Join the magic at Omaha Children's Museum this holiday season!
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Meet Charlotte Longbeard, Omaha Children's Museum's resident pirate and hostess of Cobweb Castle!
Like the superhero capes seen in the fall 2012 CONNECT newsletter? Check out a guest post from the person who made them!
Join us in celebrating great friends to Omaha's Kids. The 2012 honorees are Gallup and the late Ann Goldstein.
The museum hosted the second Autism Night of the year, complete with an autism resource fair!
Learn more about our Wizard of Oz presenting sponsor, Borsheims and don't miss their screening of the classic film on August 9!
The final Worldfest event is complete! Learn more about Xalapa, Mexico in this recap.
Want to have FUN at work? Read on to learn how to become a part of the OCM team!
Learn more about Omaha's Lithuanian sister city, Siauliai!
Journey through the alphabet this summer at the museum!
Learn more about Omaha's sister city Yantai, China in this Worldfest recap!
Guest post by Creative Arts Lead, Tyler Swain
Some of you may have noticed the bustling, “jam-packed-with-materials” space that has become our Creative Arts Center over the last few months. On any given day you may walk in and run into a cardboard robot, or paint being shot out of a squirt gun, or being flung with flyswatters, while piles of materials like cups and lids, old magazines and yarn are sitting on tables with scissors, glue and tape of a multitude of colors.
Learn more about Guest Services Manager Sarah Piper!
Learn more about Omaha's sister city Naas, Ireland in this Worldfest recap!
Fairytale magic at Princess Poppy's Fairytale Tea!
Learn more about Omaha's sister city, Braunschweig, Germany with this Worldfest recap!
Come to OCM this summer for a trip around the world!
Learn more about Development and Membership Manager, Michelle Chartrand!
The Weather Service of Omaha Children’s Museum has issued a tornado
warning for the following areas…The Wonderful Wizard of Oz exhibit!
Learn more about Lindy Hoyer as we celebrate her 10th anniversary at Omaha Children's Museum!
Learn about Seven Essential Lifeskills from the museum's Mind in the Making workshops from Guest Blogger Liz deGraw Renna.
With more than 500 people attending, the 33rd annual For the Kids Benefit was a great success, raising more than $250,000 for the museum!
Learn more about Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Christina Kahler!
Science so small makes such a big difference!
Come get your last play-time in at our Construction Zone: Return of the Bulldozer exhibit before it closes in just two weeks!
Star Wars is the theme of the museum's last First Friday Family Date Night of the season sponsored by the University of Phoenix.
April is National Volunteer Month, and Omaha Children's Museum would like to thank all volunteers who give their time to the museum!
Come to the museum to explore Construction Zone: Return of the Bulldozer!
Learn more about Education Director Tom Simons!
Celebrate the first day of spring at Omaha Children's Museum!
Construction Zone: Return of the Bulldozer wouldn’t be complete without a fun-sized bulldozer!
Fun is just a hop, skip and a jump away ... hooray for Leap Day!
Enjoy learning more about our staff members by reading their profiles!
We're celebrating Dr. Seuss this week at the museum! Preschool Pals featured a Dr. Seuss story time and craft.
Enjoy learning more about our staff members by reading their profiles!
Attention all kid-sized construction workers: Construction Zone: Return of the Bulldozer (and the museum )is closed Saturday, February 4 due to weather.
Enjoy a guest post from the museum's executive director, Lindy Hoyer, about childhood memories.
Every Wednesday in January is Wacky Wednesday! We'll be doing special
experiments and projects in our Science Lab. This week we experimented with bubbles!
Local author Kevin Paulitz stopped by to read his new book, A Letter From the Tooth Fairy to kids at the museum during a special story time.
Check out a preview for the new upcoming Construction Zone: Return of the Bulldozer here on February 4th! Above is a sneak peek of the kid-powered bulldozer that is on its way!!!
Every Wednesday in January is a Wacky Wednesday! We'll be doing special
experiments and projects in our Science Lab. This week we made an ocean in a bottle!
The museum is open for Martin Luther King, Jr. day, and we're celebrating friends!
Every Wednesday in January is a Wacky Wednesday! We'll be doing special experiments and projects in our Science Lab. This week we made and exploded our own volcanoes!
Congratulations to little Kamden Norman, winner of the $3500 NEST Scholarship. OCM partnered with First National Bank and NEST, Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans to offer this scholarship giveaway during the run of Dinosaurs: Dawn of the Ice Age.
These are exciting times at Omaha Children’s Museum - a New Year with lots of happy faces coming through our doors. We said goodbye to the dinosaurs last weekend. Today we say hello to a clean and bright new look, new web site, some fresh updates inside the museum’s walls and lots of excitement for the year ahead.