Omaha Children's Museum

Daily Programming

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Click here to check out the museum's daily calendar. It is jam-packed with activities and experiences you won't want to miss! From art and science to special activities for our youngest guests, there's an adventure that awaits your family at Omaha Children's Museum.

*Program times are subject to change without advance notice.

Early Childhood Programming

Professor Play

Come discover and learn with Professor Play! Each day, Professor Play will lead us in exploring a new topic through stories, craft activities, and games that help develop fine and gross motor skills.

Sponsored by Bellevue University.

Leader Reader  

Join us the first Wednesday of every month at 11:45 a.m. for Leader Reader, a program that invites local leaders into the museum to read their favorite stories to the museum's youngest guests. Plus, a book will be signed by the leader reader and given to one lucky child in attendance. Upcoming Leader Readers include:

March 4 - Luke Isaacson, "Kevin the Kiwi" author

 Sponsored by Bellevue University.

Kindergarten Ready 

Starting Kindergarten? OCM wants to help you get ready for school! Kindergarten Ready is a program designed to help children develop skills necessary to succeed in school. Activities are intended to promote creativity and imagination while developing deductive reasoning skills. This self-guided program runs each day at the museum and is free with regular museum admission or membership. To get started, stop at the front desk to pick up your Kindergarten Ready assignment book. Complete the missions throughout the museum, then get ready for a graduation ceremony where you receive a goody bag full of things to continue helping you get ready for school, along with your Kindergarten Ready diploma! 

This program is sponsored by Methodist Hospital Systems and supported by Learning HQ. 

Science Programming

S.T.E.A.M. Power

It’s FULL S.T.E.A.M. ahead! Each day we will experiment and play with various hands-on activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. S.T.E.A.M. activities range from painting with tires to experimenting with squishy circuits.

S.T.E.A.M. Power - NASA

S.T.E.A.M. Power gets an aerospace twist thanks to a new collaboration with NASA. Hands-on activities will continually change and may involve engineering, team-building exercises, and exploring our planets and space travel.

Science Shows  

Children of all ages love our engaging daily shows in the Streck Science Showplace where we share science concepts in an entertaining way for the whole family.

Tinker Show 

Play with some terrific toys, goofy games, and radical robots made in the Tinker Lab! After the show, head to the Tinker Lab to build a creation of your very own.


Special Exhibit Programming

Daily programming will be held in special exhibits. Please check the TV screens at the museum for program times.


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