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.

Sept. 5 - Marty Brucknew, illustrator and children's book author of Spaghetti Toes

Oct. 3 - Sarah Summers, Miss Nebraska USA

Nov. 7 - "The Godfather," Godfather's Pizza Omaha

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 goodie bag full of things to continue helping you get ready for school, along with your Kindergarten Ready diploma! 

This program is sponsored by Parent Savvy 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 Science Showplace where we share science concepts in an entertaining way for the whole family. This summer, enjoy science experiments connected to nursery rhymes. 

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

Move & Groove Parade

It’s time to get your heart pumping and feet jumping daily with a parade through the museum. Families will learn a new dance at each parade stop. 

Fairytales with a Princess

Meet one of the museum's famous princess for a special story time held in the science showplace. The enchanting experience includes a meet and greet with her. Ends July 28, 2018

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

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewers™ (May 26 through September 2, 2018)

The following programs will be held in the upstairs special exhibit space:

Team Building Challenge

Calling all ninjas! Are you ready for a challenge? This ninja training includes a variety of mental and physical challenges that your team will work together to complete.

Inventor Workshop with Donnie

Fellow ninjas-in-training, Donnie needs your help to design and build a spy bot to help us learn more about the Kraang’s plans to invade Earth!

Totally Turtles Animal Show

Come join us for a totally awesome time with turtles! We will learn all about real life ornate box turtles and get the opportunity to pet their shell.

Radical Rats Animal Show

Join us for a radical time with rats! We will learn all about real life fancy rats and get the opportunity to pet them.

 

Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character & Confucius (May 26 through August 19, 2018)

The following programs will begin in the first floor seasonal exhibit space:

Spring Festival Dragon Parade

Experience a unique opportunity to witness the vibrant and significant Chinese New Year Tradition: the Spring Festival Dragon Parade! Dress up in traditional Chinese clothing and parade around the museum with our Chinese Dragon welcoming in the New Year every day!

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