Daily Calendar
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.
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

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

Nov. 1 - Opera Omaha
Kindergarten Ready

During regular museum hours

Starting 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:

Science Programming
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!

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.
Creative Arts Programming
OCM Drive-In - Join us every Saturday at 3:45 p.m. as our Showplace is transformed into a 1950’s drive-in cinema. Come early and create your very own car, truck, boat, rocket ship, or whatever else your imagination can devise as we “drive” in and enjoy fantastically fun films every Saturday afternoon.

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!

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 or Poppy!