Carefree Kids
Monday, March 27
5:30 to 8 p.m.


This special event is for children whose immune systems have been compromised. We’ve worked with the UNMC professionals to create an environment that is clean, safe and “carefree” so families can learn, play and enjoy time together. For this very special evening, the museum welcomes families free of charge with a doctor’s note.
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.

April 5: Madonna Foundation
May 3: Nebraska Ballet

Leader Reader Story Time is included with museum admission.


Truckin' Through Nebraska: A Mobile Children's Museum
April 7-9
5 to 8 p.m. on April 7, and during regular museum hours April 8 & 9

Explore the hands-on children's museum before it begins its 26-week tour through Nebraska! Learn about the state's history and diverse stories through play, interactivity and the latest technology. The mobile museum will be open during First Friday Family Date Night on Friday, April 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.; on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The mobile museum is free to visit; admission into Omaha Children's Museum is additional.
First Friday Family Date Night - Oregon Trail
Friday, April 7
5 to 8 p.m.


It's time to gather your supplies! The museum's turning into the Oregon Trail for the April First Friday Family Date Night. Visit the museum on the first Friday of the month, when we stay open late and plan fun activities for the whole family. Challenges inspired by the Oregon Trail game will be set up throughout the museum, including a chance to ford the river in a canoe and hunt for bear and elk, while supplies last.

Truckin' Through Nebraska: A Mobile Children's Museum will be open to the public for the first time during this event!

First Friday Family Date Nights are included with museum admission and FREE to member families.

Dinner on the Dark Side: Honoring 501st Central Garrison, Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, & R2 Builders
Saturday, April 22
6 to 9 p.m.


This family-friendly night of Star Wars themed food and activities includes all-ages Jedi Training sessions, a 501st Legion costume exhibition, and interaction with costumed characters. Members of the 501st Central Garrison, Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, and R2 Builders will be honored that evening for their volunteer work. Children will be able to paint small paintings courtesy Corky Canvas, plus there will be raffles held by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and a chance to chat with members of the Omaha Astronomical Society.

Tickets are $35 for non-members, $30 for members. Purchase tickets here or call 402-342-6164. A limited number of tickets are available. Tickets will be scanned at entry. Please bring a digital or printed copy of your ticket for entry.
Autism Night
Sunday, April 23
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. Register to attend here.
Little Scientist Day
Tuesday, April 25
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


As a part of the Nebraska Science Festival, we're encouraging hands-on exploration of scientific concepts all day at the museum! Young scientists can enjoy interactive science shows, demonstrations, and hands-on experimenting, while supplies last.

Little Scientists Day is included with museum admission and FREE to member families.
Running With Dinosaurs
Saturday, May 27
9 a.m.


We're kicking off our summer exhibit, Dinosaur Safari, with the silliest family fun run ever, Running With Dinosaurs! Running With Dinosaurs is a short dash down 20th Street with costumed dinosaurs running right alongside you. Every child participant receives a medal after crossing the finish line.

Participation is FREE, but registration is required. Please register each child in your group so there are enough medals. Register here.