August 2 & 13
Parenting can be tough. Children's Hospital and Medical Center and Omaha Children's Museum have teamed up to help. Join us for FREE Parenting U classes at the museum. These sessions connect parents with experts who'll talk about important topics in pediatric health care. Come with questions - each session will end with a Q&A period. FREE childcare is available for children older than 1.
Sessions are FREE (admission to the museum is not included). Please pre-register at childrensomaha.org/parentingu
August 2 - Everyday Discipline with Jessica Knight, PsyD from Children's Behavioral Health
August 13 - Baby’s First Years with Kathleen Davis, M.D. from Children's Physicians, Bellevue
Yoga with Youngins
9:15 - 10 a.m.
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Grab your youngin and meet us on the mat for a peaceful and calming yoga session at Omaha Children’s Museum. A certified children’s yoga instructor will join us at OCM to teach yoga to children, ages 6 weeks to 18 months, (and their special adult) in a fun, relaxed and positive atmosphere that allows each child and adult to find peace and harmony within themselves.
This class is FREE, but requires registration online as space is very limited. Click on date above to register.
Free to all Members and Non-Members. Museum admission is not included. Limited availability for each session. Ages 6 weeks - 18 months. One adult per child is required. Must bring personal yoga mats. Mats are not provided.
*Cancellation Policy: Due to limited capacity, the museum requires a cancellation notice at least 48 hours in advance of the yoga session. To cancel your session, please call 402.342.6164402.342.6164
First Wednesday of each month
Local leaders visit 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. Leader Reader is included with museum admission.
August 3: Kinghorn Gardens
September 7: Omaha World-Herald
October 5: Omaha Symphony
November 2: Opera Omaha
December 7: Bellevue University, accompanied by Bruin Bear
Saturday, August 6
6 to 9 p.m.
Join Princess Poppy, Princess Lily, Princess Violet and Princess Rose for an enchanted evening at the museum! They're bringing their four princes and a fairy godmother to help make the night truly magical. Wear your finest gowns and tiaras! Check in for the event starts at 5:30 p.m.
We'll dine on scrumptious finger foods and yummy desserts fit for royalty. Activities throughout the night will include dancing (of course!), sword decorating, crown making and face painting, as well as a few surprises. The unforgettable night will end with fireworks.
Tickets are $20 each for members; $35 each for nonmembers. Tickets to the event are sold out!
There will be a 7-night getaway to South Dakota given to one guest! No
additional purchase is necessary; your ticket purchase automatically
enters you into the drawing.
During museum hours
Join us as we celebrate the 2016 Olympics OCM style. It’s jumping, running, racing, and throwing fun! All activities are included with museum admission.
August 13 and 14
During museum hours
Summer’s almost over and it’s time to think about getting ready for school. Have some end-of-summer fun with our Back-to-School Science Show, make-your own notebook or bookmark, and join our Back-to-School scavenger hunt. All Back-to-School Bash activities are included with museum admission.
Sundays, August 21 & 28
1 to 3 p.m.
A partnership with Omaha Sister Cities Association, Worldfest Days features Omaha’s sister cities around the world. Receive a “passport” to get it stamped at each area and enjoy each city’s activities, crafts, games, performances and traditional food tastings. On August 21, visit Braunschweig, Germany; Yantai, China; and Zalapa, Mexico. On August 28. Visit Shizauka, Japan; Siauliai, Lithuania; and Naas, Ireland.
All Worldfest Days activities are included with museum admission.
Saturday, August 27
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tinkerfest will feature interactive exhibits by local and regional
makers and inventors that highlight the process of making things in a
way that engages the imagination of young festival-goers. Help take apart a car with the help of Walker Tire or experiment with circuits! In addition to
the activities and demonstrations at the booths, the Omaha Children’s
Museum will host a special DIY activity for children in the Maker Space –
making a piano out of bananas. Tinkerfest is included with museum admission.
Are you a maker? Apply to have a booth at Tinkerfest!
with a variety of diverse backgrounds with a passion for creating will
be accepted, particularly those who can offer a participatory activity
at their booth in the areas of technology, arts and crafts, or anything
that celebrates a DIY mentality. Thanks to a Google grant, it's FREE to have a booth! An online application is available here
Sunday, August 28
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Special evening sponsored by Autism Action Partnership for children with autism and their families. The museum has worked with the University of Nebraska Medical Center to create an appropriate environment. This event is free for autistic children and their families.
Kidchella: Music and Arts Festival for Kids
Saturday, September 10
2 to 8 p.m.
Stinson Park in Aksarben Village, 2285 S. 67th St.
Kidchella is a kids music and arts festival celebrating the Omaha
Children's Museum's 40th Anniversary featuring music, crafts, dancing,
demonstrations, delicious food, local vendors and so much more.
Tickets now on sale! Purchase tickets here
. Early bird tickets are $9.00 per person. As of August 1st, tickets will be $12.00 per person. Children under 2 are free.
A Haunting at Hogwarts
Saturday, October 22
8 to 11 p.m.
Join us for an adults-only party at the museum with a Harry Potter twist! Enjoy a night at Hogwarts and show off your knowledge at the trivia challenge or try your hand at the special "Potions Class" Science Show. Start thinking of your best costume for the event - there will be a costume contest! Tickets are $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers, and include appetizers and desserts. No alcohol will be sold at the event. Purchase tickets here
Note: Must be 18+ to attend!