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.

May 2 - Stormy, Storm Chasers mascot

June 6 - Mary, Bellevue University President

July 11* - Lisa Trudell, author of 100 Things To Do in Omaha Before You Die and blogger at The Walking Tourists

Aug. 1 - Erin Alarcon, Ballet Nebraska

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.

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. Come watch as we explore the properties of liquid nitrogen, experiment with chemical reactions, and even explode soda.

Tinker Show  

What does "tinker" mean? Find out as we build, fiddle, and innovate using real tools and everyday materials. Join us as we build a car called The Tinkermobile, and then, after the show, visit the Tinker Lab right next door to build a creation of your very own.

Creative Arts Programming

Pop It Up!

Our Pop It Up character will make an appearance somewhere in the museum with a surprise program.  Listen for an announcement for a clue to where and what will be happening.  There may be a giant game, a dance party, a story, an experiment, or other special programs.  Keep your eyes and ears open to find Pop!

Move & Groove 

It’s time to get your heart pumping and feet jumping daily at the museum. Our Move & Groove Instructor will lead us in an imaginative program of either Yoga, Dance, or Fitness Games. So get ready for groovy music and fitness fun!

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!


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

The following programs will be held 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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