Red, White & Blue Days
July 1 - 3
During Museum Hours


Celebrate Independence Day with a weekend full of patriotic-themed activities throughout the museum, including the Red, White & Blue Science Show; milk fireworks; and red, white and blue painting. The museum will be closed on July 4th. While supplies last.

Red, White & Blue Days activities are included with museum admission.
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.

July 5: Mary Hawkins, president of Bellevue University
August 2: Stormy, Omaha Storm Chasers

Leader Reader Story Time is included with museum admission.


Tinkerfest
Saturday, July 22
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Children can learn about the world of inventors, makers, and DIYers during this hands-on festival at the museum. Meet local and regional tinkerers who will have exciting activities, plus catch one of the shows by artist and inventor, Mario "The Magician" Marchese. Marchese is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and STEAM/STEM initiatives and his clever integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performances.

Tinkerfest is included with regular museum admission.

We're looking for more tinkerers, makers, inventors and DIYers to be a part of Tinkerfest! It's FREE to have a booth, but we require you include an interactive, kid-friendly element or activity at your booth. Click here to apply.


Fairytale Ball
Saturdays, July 29 and Aug. 5
6 to 9 p.m.


The Omaha Children's Museum presents the enchanting annual event Fairytale Ball! Enjoy exquisite finger foods fit for young royalty; take a horse-drawn carriage ride; dance and sing to your favorite songs; and, of course, meet the charming princes and princesses (and maybe a magical fairy godmother). The evening ends with fireworks.

Purchase tickets for July 29 here.
Purchase tickets for Aug. 5 here.

Tickets are $35 each for general public and $20 each for 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.



World Fest
Sundays, August 20 & 27
11 a.m. to 1 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 for their space. On August 20, visit Yantai, China; Xalapa, Mexico; and Siauliai, Lithuania. On August 27, visit Shizuoka, Japan; Naas, Ireland; and Braunschweig, Germany.

World Fest activities are included with museum admission.
Autism Night
Sunday, Aug. 27
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.