Block Party
1/21/2017 - 4/9/2017

Join us for a Winter Block Party at Omaha Children's Museum! Build, stack, and create cities in this new special exhibit. Did you know block play is more than just fun for kids? Building and self-directed play helps children work on math skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Talk about play with purpose!

Sponsored by:


Special Block Party programming
Read & Build Story Times: Visit Block Party during special story times to hear delightful books and then create a project inspired by them!
Story times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 1 p.m.
Saturdays - 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Sundays - 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Lego Build: Visit Block Party for a fun Lego build activity guided by a trained museum staff member.
Wednesdays and Fridays - 1 p.m.
Saturdays - 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Sundays - 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Imagination: Celebrating 40 Years of Play
10/15/2016 - 4/15/2017
We're bringing back fan favorites from the past 40 years! Remember the dentist chair from the 1970s and the news desk from the 1980s? They're coming back (with a little bit of modern updating). Plus, revisit some of the more recent popular items from exhibits like Itty Bitty City, Once Upon a Farm, and Construction Zone: Return of the Bulldozer.

Get your imagination ready for:
- Obstacle Course
- Painting Wall
- Giant Operation Game
- Combine
- Cow Cafe
- Mini Basketball Court & Soccer Field
- Dentist Office
- Concrete Station
- Mini Semi Truck
- Ambulance
- Building Blocks
- TV News Desk
- Bulldozer
- Zooland
- And more!

Take a virtual tour to see for yourself:

Exhibit Sponsored by:

Daily programming
Creative Corner – Children will tap into their inner artists and makers as they work on daily projects.

Taking On Challenges, Perspective Taking & More
This exhibit includes educational components and skills building highlighted in Ellen Galinsky’s book “Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs.”