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.

Oct. 3 - Sarah Summers, Miss Nebraska USA and Miss 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 & Innovation 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

Super Sports Programming starts Oct. 13, 2018!

Daily programming will be held in the exhibit, including:

Sports Lab - See what Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) have to do with your favorite sports. We may dissect a baseball or learn why a football spins in the air through hands-on activities. Sports Lab happens daily in the mornings.

Time Our For Sports! - Come join us for an exciting time of interactive learning! Every day, we will highlight a sport, and practice and develop our fine and gross motor skills. Time Out For Sports! activities could range from a skills obstacle course, dribbling a basketball, shooting a soccer goal, and so much more. Time Out For Sports! happens daily in the afternoons.

Sports Spotlight - Watch for announcements about guest speakers on select Saturdays this fall. They may be athletes from a local team, a fitness group, or experts in sports medicine. Check our calendar for updates!

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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: Tuesday-Friday, 9am to 10am

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402-342-6164 | info@ocm.org

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