Omaha Children's Museum

Daily Programming

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:

July 3 - Children's book author Jessi Rausch, who will read "She Shines Bright"

 

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.

Creative Arts Programming

Kitchen ABCs

Learn to be a junior chef in our newly-equipped kitchen. Practice basic kitchen techniques such us cutting and measuring, and eat your healthy creations. For the safety of guests, space is limited and adults must accompany their children at all times. The program is included with museum admission, but due to limited class sizes, families must sign up at the front desk to attend.

Calm Creations 

Take a break and join us for some quiet art activities. Sit back and listen to music as we draw, paint or sculpt.

Special Exhibit Programming

Attic Adventures programming runs through Sept. 1, 2019!

Daily programming will be held in the exhibit.

 

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Location

500 South 20th Street 
Omaha, NE 68102

20th and St. Mary's Ave.

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Hours

  • Member Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am to 10am

(New Year's Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Eve; and Christmas Day).

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402-342-6164 | info@ocm.org

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