Yoga with Youngins
Wednesdays
9:15 - 10 a.m.
August 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16

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

Tinkerfest
Saturday, August 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. Help take apart a car with the help of Walker Tire or experiment with circuits! 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.

Some of the activities include:
- Car take-apart with Walker Tire & Auto Service
- DIY rocketships with NE SciFest
- Stop animation with Scott Family Amazeum
- Simple circuit assembling with 768 Sound Inc.
- Computer take-apart with Integrated Solutions Inc
- Build catapults with Egad! Science
- Create an emerald ash borer with a clothes pin with Nebraska Invasive Species Program
- Make accessories out of reused materials with Arts Creative Reuse
- Kitchen gadgets for kids with Hy-Vee
- Bizarre Beasts with University of Nebraska State Museum - Morrill Hall
- Make magnetic LED throwies with Clay Caldwell
- The Grand STEM Challenge with Sylvan Learning Center
- Maker Space demo with Barnes & Noble
- Kid-friendly tool kits with Home Depot

Tinkerfest activities are included with museum admission.


Worldfest Days
Sundays, August 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. On August 28, visit Shizauka, Japan; Siauliai, Lithuania; and Naas, Ireland.

All Worldfest Days activities are included with museum admission.
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.
First Friday Family Date Night - Minion Night
Friday, September 2
5 to 8 p.m.

Come and play late at the First Friday Family Date Night! Enjoy Minion themed games, crafts and make your own ooey-gooey slime.

All First Friday Family Date Night 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.

September 7: Omaha World-Herald
October 5: Omaha Symphony
November 2: Opera Omaha
December 7: Bellevue University, accompanied by Bruin Bear

Leader Reader Story Time is included with museum admission.
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. On-going activities will be held Earth & Wellness Village, Maker Village, and the Cinema & Arts Village, and families will also be able to ride the mini train and try rock climbing among other activities. Professional photographers will take pictures at three adorable stations in the Photography Area (additional fee).

Schedule
2 p.m. - Sue's Stepper-ettes (Main Stage), Joy of Cooking (Earth & Wellness Stage), Why Arts (Cinema & Arts Stage), OCM program (Maker Stage)
3 p.m. - Dowd's Irish Dance Academy (Main Stage), One World (Earth & Wellness Stage), Backline Improv (Cinema & Arts Stage), OCM program (Maker Stage)
3:30 p.m. - Amazing Athletes (Earth & Wellness Stage)
4 p.m. - Far and Wide Blues (Main Stage), Yoga Rocks the Park (Earth & Wellness Stage), Musical Kids (Cinema & Arts Stage), OCM program (Maker Stage)
5 p.m. - The Redwoods (Main Stage), Cherie Anderson Dance (Earth & Wellness Stage), Omaha Community Playhouse (Cinema & Arts Stage), OCM program (Maker Stage)
5:30 p.m. - Amazing Athletes (Earth & Wellness Stage)
6 p.m. - Frontier Strings (Main Stage), Crossfit Kids (Earth & Wellness Stage), Wonder Nook (Cinema & Arts Stage), OCM program (Maker Stage)
6:30 p.m. - OCM Fit Club (Earth & Wellness Stage)
7 p.m. - High Heel (Main Stage), Flaming Hula Hoops (Earth & Wellness Stage), Weisenheimers Improv (Cinema & Arts Stage), OCM program (Maker Stage)

Tickets now on sale! Purchase tickets here. Tickets are $12 per person. Children under 2 are free.
First Friday Family Date Night - Super Hero Night
Friday, October 7
5 to 8 p.m.

We’re all super heroes for the October First Friday Family Date Night! Join us for games, create your own cape and mask, and watch a Mad Scientist Science Show.

All First Friday Family Date Night activities are included with museum admission.
A Haunting at Hogwarts
Saturday, October 22
8 to 11 p.m.

SOLD OUT

Join us for an adults-only party at the museum with a Harry Potter twist! Enjoy a night at Hogwarts and show off your knowledge at the trivia challenge or try your hand at the special "Potions Class" Science Show. Start thinking of your best costume for the event - there will be a costume contest! Tickets are $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers, and include appetizers and desserts. This event is sold out! No alcohol will be sold at the event.
Note: Must be 18+ to attend!