Children's Parade
Saturday, May 28
9 a.m.

Kick off summer and the opening of Pirates and Mermaids:  Voyage to Creature Cove with the sixth annual children’s parade on May 28th at 9 a.m. Dress up in costume, decorate a float or come as you are! Families will walk, bike or push strollers on 20th Street from The Rose Theater to the museum (about two blocks). You won’t want to miss the fun this Memorial Day Weekend.

Free registration is required online at OCM.org. Sign-up for the float contest for only $5 and become eligible for a grand prize!

Grand prize: A Kansas City family getaway!
• A two-night stay in Kansas City at the Residence Inn KC at the Legends
• 4 passes to Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City
• A $50 gift card to Kansas City’s T-Rex Café
• 4 tickets to Kansas City Sea Life/LegoLand

Register for the Children's Parade here.


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.

June 1: Nebraska Shakespeare
July 6: Shannon Hite from Mutual of Omaha 
Puppetry Workshop With Trish Place
June 6-12
During Museum Hours


Trish Place will perform with her dinosaur puppet and conduct workshops where kids can make their own hand puppets. Sponsored by Ike & Roz Friedman Foundation.
Yoga with Youngins
Wednesdays
9:15 - 10 a.m.
June 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
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

Hy-Vee KidsFit
Friday, June 10
1, 2 and 3 p.m.

Daira Driftmier, Hy-Vee's KidsFit certified personal trainer, will be at the museum the afternoon of Friday, June 10, showing children how they can incorporate healthy lifestyles into everyday living with workout activities that require no equipment or gym memberships, making exercise accessible year-round and for all skill levels. Join Daira for one of the free 30-minute presentations at the museum and receive some free KidsFit swag at the end of the activity. Pre-registration is required as space is very limited.
Father’s Day
Sunday, June 19
During museum hours


Celebrate with dad on Father’s Day with a special craft activity in the Creative Arts Center.
Omaha Children's Museum Day At The Storm Chasers' Game
Wednesday, June 22
12:05 p.m.


Join the Omaha Children's Museum at the Omaha Storm Chasers' 12:05 p.m. game at Werner Park!
Big Birthday Bash
Saturday, June 25
During museum hours


We’re throwing a party to celebrate the museum’s 40th birthday, complete with birthday cake for guests, little gifts for children, and special activities for children throughout the museum including make-your own party hats, OCM Science Celebration Show, balloon chemistry and birthday party games.
Sunday Sundae
Saturday, June 26
1 to 4 p.m.


Enjoy the revival of an old tradition ours, Sunday Sundae! Ice cream will be served out on the grass patch. $2 per person.
Fourth of July/Patriots Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3
During museum hours


Celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend with patriotic-themed activities throughout the museum including the Red, White & Blue Science Show; milk fireworks; rocket exploration; and red, white and blue painting.
Bubble Days
July 19-24
During museum hours


It’s all about the Bubble. Join us for super bubble fun as we play, learn and even paint with bubbles. There will be Bubble Science Shows, bubble art, make-your-own bubble bottle, and much more.
Fairytale Ball
Saturday, Aug. 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!

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.

Purchase tickets here.
Tickets are $20 each for members; $35 each for nonmembers. Seating will be limited, and no tickets will be available for purchase at the event.
OCM Olympics
August 5-14
During museum hours


Join us as we celebrate the 2016 Olympics OCM style. It’s jumping, running, racing, and throwing fun!
Back-to-School Bash
Saturday, August 13
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.
Worldfest Days
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 for their space. On August 21, visit Braunschweig, Germany; Yantai, China; and Zalapa, Mexico. On August 28. Visit Shizauka, Japan; Siauliai, Lithuania; and Naas, Ireland.
Tinkerfest
Saturday, Aug. 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. 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.

Are you a maker? Apply to have a booth at Tinkerfest! Vendors 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. An online application is available here.
Autism Night
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.