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.
Summer Family Movie Nights

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. 
Paleo Jo's Dinosaur Mini-camp

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!
Eric Carle Night

Friday, September 5
5 - 8 p.m.

Stay late and play until eight on the first Friday of each month during winter hours. Enjoy Eric Carle night and enjoy chalk painting, tissue paper art, caterpillar tear art, Eric Carle stories and much more!

*Receive $1 off admission when you show your The Very Hungry Caterpillar ticket to The Rose Theater Show. Raffles for show tickets will also be available.

FREE with regular museum admission
Teddy Bear Clinic

Saturday, September 6
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bring your favorite stuffed animal in for a friendly check-up! Alegent Health Care staff will provide health screenings for your little one and their furry friend. Don't have a favorite furry friend? Alegent Health Care will provide teddy bears to give away.* We'll also be watching Doc McStuffins in the theater!

*while supplies last
FREE with regular museum admission

Carefree Kids
Monday, September 8
5:30 - 8 p.m.

This is a special event for children whose immune systems have been compromised. We've worked with the University of Nebraska Medical Center 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 iwth a doctor's note.
Omaha Mini Maker Faire

Saturday, September 13
9 a.m. - 4 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.

National Talk Like a Pirate Day
Friday, September 19

Enjoy "piratey" activities all day at the museum such as a pirate treasure hunt, make your own swords, pirate painting and more!

FREE with regular museum admission

Worldwide Day of Play
Saturday, September 20

Nickelodeon is blacking out their shows all day long to encourage children to get out and play! Join us at the museum for a fun day of play with throwback games such as musical chairs, red light green light and duck duck goose, make your way through an obstacle course, create a cardboard creation and much more! Get out and play with us!

FREE with regular museum admission
Cobweb Castle
October 1 - 31
during museum hours

Everyone's favorite Halloween attraction is returning for another year of spooky fun! The Not-So-Scary haunted house gives young visitors a chance to experience a taste of the Halloween creepies without fear. Cobweb Castle will be open all month long in October and will feature old favorites like the spooky graveyard and neon nook, plus new shrieks and thrills in the noodle forest, portrait parlor and Witch's hut.

FREE with regular museum admission
Dr. Seuss Night
Friday, October 3
5 - 8 p.m.

Stay late and play until eight on the first Friday of each month during winter hours. Enjoy our Dr. Seuss themed night with a Dr. Seuss Science Show, make your own ooblyk, read stories, create your own Cat in the Hat hat and much more!
Once Upon a Farm Grand Opening

Saturday, October 18

Celebrate the grand opening and be the first to play in our newest special exhibit, Once Upon a Farm! Learn about where your food comes from and all the modern technology farmer's use!
Healthy Trick-or-Treat Nights
Thursday, October 23
Thursday, October 30

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Can't wait for Halloween? Healthy Trick-or-Treat Nights are the perfect way to try out the costumes before the big night and to enjoy a safe and healthy trick-or-treating experience! Sponsored by Whole Foods and Oriental Trading Company, these nights offer healthy treats for kids to collect at various stations around the museum. Plus enjoy kid yoga, a Darth Vader dance party, spooky science shows and character appearances all night!

FREE with regular museum admission
Pork Day
Saturday, October 25

Sponsored by the Nebraska Pork Producers, enjoy a day learning all about pork in the special exhibit, Once Upon a Farm.
More details to come.

FREE with regular museum admission
Friday, October 31

Enjoy the museum on this spooky day with lots of not-too-scary fun! Make your own goblin goo, create your own Halloween necklace, throw sticky spider webs and more all day long!

FREE with regular museum admission
Superhero Night
Friday, November 7
5 - 8 p.m.

Stay late and play until eight on the first Friday of each month during winter hours. Enjoy our Superhero themed night with super painting, super science, make your own mask and much more!

FREE with regular museum admission
Beef Day
Saturday, November 8

Sponsored by the Nebraska Beef Council, enjoy a day learning all about beef in our special exhibit, Once Upon a Farm.
More details to come.

FREE with regular admission
Santa's Magic
November 28 - December 21

Meet Santa in a magical holiday experience like never before! See a fanciful holiday light show set to the music of Mannheim Steamroller. Then, meet our new "frozen" Snow Queen as she leads children in song - and perhaps even makes it snow!

Santa arrives in grand fashion by coming down the chimney and greeting each child by name to hear their holiday wishes. Don't miss this magical experience, sure to become your family's favorite holiday tradition.

Professional photos and packages available for purchase. Packages include digital files, light-up folios and many other high-quality keepsakes.

Santa comes down the chimney multiple times daily (starting Nov. 28)

Tuesday - Friday:
10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
1:30 & 2:30 p.m.

10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

*FREE with regular museum admission
*Limited seating, tickets required at front desk
*First come first serve
*Seating begins 5 minutes prior to show time