Large Group & Assembly Presentations
Cost: $219*
Group Size: Up to 300 students
Ages:
3+
Time:
45 minutes**
Travel Cost: Free within 10 miles of the museum. $2 per round trip mile beyond 10 miles of the museum.
Availability: Monday - Sunday. Experiments may vary.

*Pricing does not apply to Dinos on the Loose.
**Educators will need 30 minutes before and after the presentation for set-up and clean-up time.

Eric Carle: A Colorful Adventure (NEW)
Preschool - 1st Grade
Join Brown Bear and The Very Hungry Caterpillar as we explore the colorful world around us. Enjoy these Eric Carle classics as they jump off the page. Mix up colors, make a rainbow and learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and nature through the lens of colors and counting.
Download additional outreach materials: Eric Carle.pdf
 
Seuss-sational Science!
Preschool - 2nd Grade
Meet the museum's resident "Seussical Scientist" as we bring Dr. Seuss's classics to life with experiments and silliness inspired by the legendary books! This larger than life program bridges literacy and STEM learning in a fun and engaging way!
Download additional outreach materials: Oh the Places You Will Go.pdf

The Amazing Bubble Show
Preschool - 5th Grade
Experience Omaha Children's Museum's most POP-ular program. Discover new tools to create bubbles, turn bubbles into smoke and even make bubbles big enough for a person to stand in. 
Download additional outreach materials: Amazing Bubble Show.pdf

Whiz Bang Super Science Show
Preschool - 5th Grade
Defy gravity in this super fun science show! See air travel across the room using our Airzooka, and set off a tasty soda geyser. You're sure to leave this program a science whiz.
Download additional outreach materials: Whiz Bang.pdf

Mad Scientist!
Preschool - 5th Grade
Mwaha-haha...Omaha Children's Museum has gone a little MAD!  Create kooky experiments with our Mad Scientist in this theatrical science show. Blow up soap, shrink chip bags and make giant mega foam. This program is guaranteed to blow your mind!
Download additional outreach materials: Mad Scientist.pdf

Grossology!
Preschool - 1st or 2nd - 5th Grade
Did you know that your ears help you balance? Or that your intestines can be 25 feet in length? Discover some of anatomy's most interesting facts in this disgustingly fun adventure. Make snot, discover how food travels in your intestines and what you need to keep your bodies healthy and strong.
Download additional outreach materials: Grossology.pdf

Dinos on the Loose
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Cost: $500
Think all dinosaurs are extinct? Think again! Bring our seven foot tall life-size baby T-Rex to your school or event! This dinosaur walks, roars, chomps, blinks and growls to everyone's delight. Start the program off learning about what we know of dinosaurs and how paleontologists continue to make discoveries. Then be amazed as the T-Rex is unleashed and interacts with your group! *Call for more information. Entryway must be 5' wide and 7' tall, be on the ground level, or there must be access to a freight elevator.

For questions or to book, email groups@ocm.org or call (402) 342-6164 x. 410.
 
Discovery Dome Programs
Featuring the Runza Discovery Dome
Cost: 1 or 2 consecutive shows: $219 each*
3rd or 4th consecutive shows: $50 each
Group Size: Up to 30 students
Time: 60 - 75 minutes per class**
Room Requirements:  20' x 20' room with at least 10 1/2 feet ceiling clearance
Availability: Monday - Friday
*Applies only to same reservation time, location and program.
**Dome show is approximately 30 minutes, followed by 30-45 minutes of hands-on activities.

The Discovery Dome Science Experience features a planetarium dome film and hands-on science activities that bring the film to life.  Hands-on activities require additional space and teachers or volunteer facilitators.


One World, One Sky
Kindergarten - 1st Grade

One World, One Sky is a 23-minute planetarium show that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhime Jie and the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. The show aims to nurture a child's natural sense of wonder about the night sky.
Download additional outreach materials: One World One Sky.pdf

Molecularium
1st - 4th Grade

This program takes you on a journey with OXY, HYDRO and HYDRA, an amazing cast of atoms, aboard the most fantastic ship in the universe: the Molecularium. Molecularium brings children on a musical cartoon adventure into a nanoscale universe created from accurate molecular simulations. They learn about the three states of matter as they travel into a cloud, watch a snowflake form and count the number of water and molecules in a raindrop.

The Zula Patrol: Down to Earth
1st - 5th Grade

While on a routine fossil-hunting expedition, The Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the Earth's prehistoric past has become an illegal dump site for toxic trash. In their investigation, children will learn about the formation and development of the Earth, and the life forms who call it home.

Mobile Planetarium Programs made possible by a NASA Space Grant.

Discovery Dome sponsored by Runza.


For questions or to book, email groups@ocm.org or call (402) 342-6164 x. 410.
 
Small Group Programs
Cost: $195
Group Size: Up to 30 Students
Ages: 4+
Time: 45 minutes
Availability: Monday - Friday

Dinosaur Adventures
Pre-K - 1st Grade
RAWR! In this interactive exploration you will get a chance to become junior paleontologists. Learn the difference between a carnivore and a herbivore, and how big a Stegosaurus was. Get a chance to unearth a fossil to take home!
Download additional outreach materials: Dino Adventure.pdf

Penguins and Their Young
Pre-K - 1st Grade 

Waddle your way into the world of penguins! Learn about where these amazing creatures live and how they survive in different environments. Put on a blubber glove to keep warm, hatch an egg and learn how penguins eat in this adorable adventure!

Ladybugs: An Insect Encounter
Pre-K - 1st Grade
Get up close and personal with the cutest insects around! Use a magnifying glass to inspect our live ladybugs and determine how they fly, what body parts they have and what they eat. Learn about their life cycle, their wings and just why they have those spots. Come fly away with this new and exciting ladybug experience.
Download additional outreach materials: Lady Bugs.pdf

Engineering With The Three Little Pigs
Pre-K - 1st Grade
Meet the three most famous engineers in storybook history! Have a blast acting out the classic tale, The Three Little Pigs. Work in teams to enhance your building skills as you build a house strong enough to withstand the huff and puff of the Big Bad Wolf.

Buzzing Bee-Bots
Pre-K - 4th Grade
Meet our team of Bee-Bot robots! Program a friendly Bee-Bot to complete challenges and make it through an obstacle course that you help create. These buzzing robots teach children about colors, measurement and math, all while learning about sequencing.

 Owl Pellet Dissection
1st - 3rd Grade
Come see what the hoot is all about! Crack open an owl pellet and investigate what's inside. Learn about food chains and an owl's diet in this hands-on lab.


For questions or to book, email groups@ocm.org or call (402) 342-6164 x. 410.
 
General Information
Contact & Booking
To book your visit or outreach, please contact the Group Sales Coordinator at (402) 930-2340 or groups@ocm.org. For the best choice of day and time, please schedule at least two weeks prior to your program or admission.

Fees & Payment
Program fees are listed throughout the Education Program Guide and on this page and are effective through May 31, 2017. Payment is required on the day of the field trip unless other arrangements have been made. Please make all checks payable to Omaha Children's Museum. For outreaches, presenter cannot take payment on the day of event. If not paid in advance, you will be billed.

Cancellation Policy
Contact the museum at least two weeks in advance to cancel your outreach. Cancelled trips without two weeks notice will be charged a $25 cancellation fee. Groups may not book again until this fee is paid.

Chaperones
Omaha Children's Museum requires adult chaperones with all student field trips. For school-age children, one chaperone must attend with every six students. For preschool-age children, one chaperone must attend for every four students. These chaperones will attend free of charge. Any additional chaperones are charged group admission prices.

Age Requirements
The experiments and activities in our outreach programs are appropriate for ages 3 through 11. See specific programs for more details and suggested age range.

Mileage Charges for Outreaches
Free within 10 miles of the museum. $2 per round trip mile, beyond 10 miles of the museum.

Eating Accommodations
Groups may bring their own sack lunch to enjoy at the museum in one of our eating areas. Indoor and outdoor public eating areas are available throughout the museum on a first come, first serve basis. Lunch rooms are available to reserve at time of booking for $25 per group. All lunch rooms are subject to availability.

Educational Standards
A visit to Omaha Children's Museum incorporates many educational standards from math, science, reading, languages, and the arts. For information on how to incorporate these educational standards into your trip, visit our Education page.

All prices and programs are subject to change. Programs subject to availability.