First Friday Family Date Night - Winter Wonder Fun
Friday, Dec. 1
5 to 8 p.m.


The Museum stays open late on the first Friday of every winter month! Enjoy winter-themed activities like Hot & Cold Science Show and Snowman Bingo, plus meet Santa and friends inside the special exhibit, Santa's Magic.

First Friday Family Date Night activities are included with regular Museum admission. Crafts activities available while supplies last.
Wells Fargo Family Festival
Sunday, Dec. 3
Noon to 5 p.m.


Omaha Children's Museum joins other downtown institutions in offering free admission during the Family Festival. Children can meet an elf and the Snow Queen, and enjoy playing throughout the museum. There will be no Santa's Magic shows during the Family Festival,
Milk & Cookies With Santa
Saturday, Dec. 16
6 to 9 p.m.

Join us for an after-hours special event for families! Milk & Cookies With Santa is a magical night that includes a meet and greet with Santa Claus and holiday characters, snowy crafts, milk & hot chocolate bar, and cookie decorating. We’ll also have face painting, Christmas karaoke, and more! NEW this year: Elsa Snow Shows, color-your-own stockings with fabric markers, unlimited train and carousel rides, and one free printed picture per family with Santa.

Tickets to Milk & Cookies With Santa are available now, and are $20 per person for members and $35 per person for non-members. Children under the age of 1 do not need a ticket. Little ones who will be eating or taking part in the crafts and activities do need a ticket. Purchase tickets online here, or in person at the museum, or by phone at 402-342-6164. Tickets are limited.

Autism Night
Sunday, Dec. 17
5:30 to 8 p.m.


A 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.
New Year's Eve Bash
Sunday, Dec. 31
6 to 8 p.m.


Celebrate the last night of 2017 with a party at Omaha Children’s Museum! Play in the museum after-hours at this family celebration complete with a dance party with music by DJ Shane. In addition to open play and free carousel and train rides, children can enjoy professional face painting, a balloon artist, a fun countdown, and an end-of-night parade with kids making their own cardboard floats to use in it. Families can enjoy the thrill of late-night New Year’s Eve festivities without an actual late night.

Tickets to New Year’s Eve Bash are available now, and are $15 per person for members and $25 for non-members and may be purchased here, in person at the museum, or by phone at 402-342-6164. Children under the age of 1 do not need a ticket. Little ones who will be eating or taking part in the crafts and activities do need a ticket. Tickets are limited.

Leader Reader
First Wednesday of each month
11:45 a.m.


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. This program is sponsored by Bellevue University.

Jan. 3 - Bruce Arant, children's book author

Leader Reader Story Time is included with museum admission.