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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.
A Program for Every Child
Early Childhood Programming
Professor Play's Preschool Pals Each weekday morning, a new theme is explored through activities, stories, songs and games. This program is free with admission, but seating is limited. Sponsored by Bellevue University
Professor Play’s Discovery Zone Join Professor Play as we learn, play and discover together through a variety of exciting games, activities, and toys. Sponsored by Bellevue University
Leader Reader (First Wednesday of the month at 11:45am) OCM introduces a new program that invites local leaders into the museum to read stories about their profession to the museum’s youngest guests. Plus, a book will be signed by the leader reader and given to one lucky child in attendance. Sponsored by Bellevue University
: Kinghorn Gardens
: Madonna Foundation
: Nebraska Ballet
During regular museum hours
Kindergarten this Fall? 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 and
critical thinking 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:
Curiosity Lab Stop by the Science Center, don a lab coat and safety glasses, and then begin practicing with tools that real scientists use to investigate the science concepts of the day.
Science Shows Kids and parents love these live science demonstrations presented by museum staff. Favorite shows include The Amazing Bubble Show and Whiz Bang Science Show. Come watch and learn as we explode soda, make huge bubbles and much more!
Creative Arts Programming
Art Smart Our special art activity of the day will tap into both sides of your brain, the creative and the analytical. We might learn about an artist's style or technique or connect art activities to other subjects such as music, science, engineering, and math.
Music, Movement and More Feel the rhythm, discover cool sounds, and move to the beat during
Music, Movement and More. Children will learn a new dance, explore
percussion instruments, participate in the art of storytelling and so
OCM Drive-In Join us every Saturday at 3:45 p.m. as our Science Theater gets transformed into a 1950s drive-in cinema. Come early to create your own car, truck, boat, rocket ship or whatever else your imagination can devise as we "drive" in and enjoy a fun film.
OCM Fit Team Get your body moving weekends at the museum. We’ll keep healthy with fun activities like playing with a giant parachute, learning a new dance, or playing backyard games like hopscotch, hula hoop, and jump rope. These group activities make staying fit fun.