Omaha Children's Museum

Charlie Campbell Science & Technology Center

See science in action at the museum's signature Super Gravitron, a massive ball machine with pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical sections. 

The Charlie Campbell Science Center embodies the museum's vision for Science: Omaha Children’s Museum strives to instill a sense of wonder in science and its phenomena. Hands-on activities and exhibits are designed to introduce children to basic science concepts and the scientific method. Curiosity, experimentation and tinkering are encouraged and presented in a way that complements traditional science education. Parents are given ideas on how to enjoy science with their children and to help reinforce science investigation and learning at home.

Note: Some programming will relocate to the Family Discovery Room during construction of the S.T.E.A.M. Cave, April 2 through May 25, 2018.

Construction alert:

Portions of the science center will be closed for renovations from April 2 to May 25, 2018. We are excited to unveil the new S.T.E.A.M. Cave and new science exhibits on May 26! We apologize for the inconvenience this construction may cause. 

Take the Learning Home: Make Bubbles!

Bubbles are science in action! See one of the museum's Science Shows, then put on your own science show at home with easy homemade bubbles. Here's our favorite recipe!

1. Pour 1 cup of water in a bucket or tub.

2. Add 1 tablespoon of dish soap.

3. Add 1 teaspoon of corn syrup.

4. Stir and make bubbles!

The bubble juice gets better the next day!

Bubble wands: Pipe cleaners, straws, cookie cutters, clean fly swatter and coat hangers all make great do-it-yourself wands!

If you want to make bubbles for a big party, here is the recipe we use for our science shows!

Omaha Children’s Museum Super Bubble Juice

3 gallons water
32 oz. bottle Dawn dish soap
1 to 2 cups corn syrup

*1-2 cups commercial bubble juice (like Gazillions) optional

Mix and let sit for 24 hours.

Enjoy making bubbles!

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Omaha, NE 68102

20th and St. Mary's Ave.

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