WorldFest

Saturday, August 2
10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Take a trip around the world this summer at WorldFest! Omaha Children's Museum is excited to partner with Omaha Sister Cities Association to bring you an entire day of world travel. Get your passports ready for jet-setting fun as you experience the cultures and traditions of six different countries without leaving Omaha! Make traditional crafts, taste cultural foods, participate in games and activities and enjoy performances in the theater. Be sure to get your passports stamped as you travel through each country!

Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic


Sunday, August 3
1 - 5 p.m.


Join NET Television at Omaha Children's Museum for Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic event! Children and families will enjoy an entire day devoted to dinosaurs including hands-on Dinosaur Train activities, digging for fossils, panning for real gemstones, a ride on the dino-train and much more! Plus enjoy a meet and greet with Buddy from "Dinosaur Train!"

Get an exclusive preview of PBS Kids television special, "Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic" at the event, then check it out on NET1 when it premiers on August 19.
Dino-Mite Thursdays


Every Thursday

5 - 8 p.m.

We are open late until eight every Thursday this summer! Enjoy free complimentary up-charge to the summer exhibit, Dinos: The Big Dig!

Visit the OCM Calendar for daily programming.

Thursday, July 31: Snow Queen meet and greet
Summer Family Movie Nights


Thursday, August 7 - Dinosaur Train
Thursday, September 4 - Ice Age

5:30 - 8 p.m.

Grab the whole family and join us on the first Thursday of each summer month for Summer Family Movie Nights at Omaha Children's Museum! Enjoy a different dinosaur-themed film each month. Sponsored by Performance Toyota. 
Back to School Bash!


Saturday, August 9th
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Summer's almost over, but there's still time for one last party! Join us for our Back-to-School Science Show, participate in our super crayon meltdown, hear a fun story and decorate your own back-to-school notebook or bookmark!

Imagination Playground: Dora goes back to school preschool pals.

Creative Arts: Great Crayon Meltdown.

Maker-Space: ABC Fuse Beads.

Science Center: Back to School Science Show, Science Notebooks in Curiosity Corner.

Dinos; The Big Dig: DIY bookmarks/notebooks.
Kindergarten with Dora


August 4

8:30 a.m. - Noon


Come get ready for Kindergarten with Dora! Students entering kindergarten this Fall are welcome to enroll in this one day Kindergarten Ready program. This fun day will introduce children to a classroom setting, work on their pre-reading skills, foster social and emotional well-being and ensure that kids are ready for school lunches with healthy plate activities. A special visit from Dora will conclude this memorable start to Kindergarten!

Click on a date above to register!

*Limited seating available for each session
*Snack provided

Paleo Jo's Dinosaur Mini-camp


Saturday, August 9
Saturday, September 6

9 a.m. - Noon


Join us for a morning of dino-sized fun as we explore the world of dinosaurs and fossils. Become a paleontologist as you learn all about dinosaurs, discover how fossils are formed and make your own fossil cast. Plus, we'll have the chance to search for real fossils to take home! Join Paleo Jo for an exciting and interactive dinosaur adventure!
Picnic Under the Pivot


Saturday, August 16
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Join us on the Grass Patch for a picnic under the irrigation pivot provided by Valley Irrigation and Valmont Industries. Enjoy free giveaways and raffles as we get excited about agriculture for the upcoming special exhibit, Once Upon a Farm, opening October 18.
Omaha Mini Maker Faire


Saturday, September 13

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Omaha Children's Museum is proud to host the first ever Omaha Mini Maker Faire. The Omaha Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness while celebrating the Maker Movement. At this event, makers will show what they're making to entertain, inform, connect and grow our community.

Calling all Makers! Makers, tinkerers, crafters, inventors and do-it-yourselfers are invited to display their stuff at this one day extravaganza of making. Any groups or individuals interested in participating can find out more and apply online at OmahaMakerFaire and look for the "Makers Apply Here" link on the right side of the page.