Omaha Children’s Museum depends on the contributions of individuals, corporations, and foundations to continue to provide our visitors learning and fun, wrapped up in one special place.
Individual contributions help keep your favorite exhibits in top-notch condition and our building in pristine shape. By contributing to the museum's Annual Fund, you are supporting informal learning opportunities and programs for children, families and schools.
Your support is critical to providing a high-quality experience at Omaha Children's Museum. Admissions, program fees, memberships and other earned revenue accounts for 65% of the museum's operating income. As a private non-profit organization, we rely on the generous gifts from our friends to make up the balance.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Omaha Children's Museum
Mark your calendar for Things that Go and Things that Grow.
Support the museum while enjoying a lovely night full of shopping, food and fun.
The For the Kids Benefit is the museum's largest fundraiser annually and is created by the Rainbow Connectors Guild. For more information on joining the guild, click here
August 27, 2012
In its sixth year, this event recognized individuals and organizations who have worked passionately to make the Omaha metro area a wonderful place for children to grow up.
Great Friend to Omaha Children's Museum 2012 - Ann Goldstein
Great Friend to Kids 2012- Gallup.
For more information about different ways of contributing to Omaha Children’s Museum, please contact the Development Office by e-mail
or at (402) 342-6164 ext. 423 or write:
Omaha Children’s Museum
500 South 20th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Please click here
to view guidelines regarding donations to organizations and a donation request form. If you have questions, email Gina at email@example.com.
Omaha Children's Museum programming often uses household items in new and exciting ways for kids to imagine and create a one-of-a-kind project. If you have any of the following items you'd like to donate, please contact Tyler Swain at firstname.lastname@example.org
Empty thread spools
Plastic lids (clean)
Shoe boxes and smaller gift boxes
Wheels from old toys
Plastic containers (clean)
Toilet paper and paper towel tubes (free of any paper)
Rick-rack and other trim
Washers and nuts (medium sized)
s we move our creative arts programing forward, we will be
looking for more amazing materials to work with and explore with the
In addition to the great
things we already take as donations such as old magazines, bottle caps,
toilet paper tubes and all the other recycle materials you find within our
space, we are also expanding our horizons and looking for other materials you
might not normally consider.
New (used) Things We Want
electronics: Have an old stereo
or small kitchen appliance that is no longer working? We want it!
Unfortunately our storage space is limited so we are specifically
looking for small appliance items here, things like old power drills that no
longer work, maybe a hand mixer or clock radio, or that record player you never
Old Toys: Do you have a closet full of old action
figures, little army men, or Barbie dolls that are no longer being used? Maybe that old electronic toy guitar, or RC
car that no longer works? Have a remote
control for a toy, but forgot what it went to?
We want it all.
Flashlights: We have a need for all things that light up,
whether that be a flashlight, or a small desk lamp you’re no longer using. Things with LEDs are super great. Have a collection of old light up swords or
wands that aren’t being used anymore? We
Cardboard: You might not have noticed, but we clearly
have a love for all things cardboard in our Arts Center, and we are always
looking for more, whether it’s large boxes, left over cardboard sheets, tubes
of all shapes and sizes, we want them.
There is a particular need for smaller (12x12inch) boxes at the moment.
Textiles: Are you a quilter, or a sewer, or just
looking to empty out you closet? We have
a need for fabric, whether it’s bolts, sheets or scraps.
Bicycle wheels: You will be amazed what we can do with a
bicycle wheel, rim bent ? It’s
okay! No tire? That’s okay too!
you a wood worker? Do you have old
picture frames, left over trim, or other wood scraps piled around? We’ll take them!
We are pretty open and accepting. These are just a few of the types of items we
are currently seeking. The list will
update and change throughout the year depending on the specific programing that
we are currently running, so check back for updates, and as always, if you have
any questions regarding donations, needs, or just want to know what we are
doing feel free to contact our Creative Arts Lead, Tyler Swain at email@example.com.