Creative Arts Center
Our Creative Arts Center inspires children to unleash their inner artist. The area features Make-and-Take Art experiences and projects everyday. From painting with all types of paint to creating recycled art, there is plenty to get little artists excited.

Attention: The Creative Arts Center is getting a makeover! The exhibit space will be closed April 10 through May 26 for construction.

Find daily arts programming on our calendar, click here.

The Creative Arts Center embodies the museum's vision for introducing children to art and art experiences.

Omaha Children's Museum Vision for Creative Arts:
At Omaha Children’s Museum, children and families are allowed and encouraged to be creative and authentic through art experiences. The museum strives to provide a healthy balance between art processes and product, fostering inspiration and expression. Visitors will have opportunities with an array of experiences that are fun, engaging, meaningful and community oriented. The entire family is welcome to participate in all the art experiences that the museum offers.
Take the Learning Home: Homemade Play Dough Recipe
Homemade play dough can delight the senses and provide hours of free-form sculpting fun. Try our recipe and let us know how it turns out!

3 cups flour
1.5 cups salt
6 tsp. cream of tarter
3 tbsp. oil
3 cups water

Pour all ingredients into a large pot. Stir constantly over medium heat until a dough ball forms by pulling away from the sides. Knead dough until the texture matches play dough (1-2 minutes). Store in plastic container. Should last for 3 months or longer.