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!
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!
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.
: 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.
11/25/2016 - 12/24/2016
Santa's Magic is an enchanting winter wonderland populated by friendly characters like the Snow Queen, Holly the Elf, and, of course, Santa. An interactive program is held several times daily and includes lights, music and Santa's magical arrival. It even snows indoors! It's truly a memorable experience for each boy and girl, especially when Santa calls each child over by name to hear his or her wishes.
Tuesday-Friday: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Santa's Magic is FREE with museum admission, but requires a timed ticket due to limited seating in each show. Guests can get tickets near the exhibit prior to show time. Professional photographs are available for an additional cost.
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
- Cow Cafe
- Mini Basketball Court & Soccer Field
- Dentist Office
- Concrete Station
- Mini Semi Truck
- Building Blocks
- TV News Desk
- And more!
Take a virtual tour to see for yourself:
Exhibit Sponsored by:
– 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.”
10/1/2016 - 10/30/2016
Children will delight in the festively decorated Cobweb Castle, open all October. Designed to give young visitors the thrill of seeing creepy things without the scares, this little castle is just right for Halloween fun. The Neon Nook is back and so is the Noodle Forest, but there are also a lot of surprises for brave youngsters as well!
Critter Corner - Encounter creepy, crawly critters Tuesdays through Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
5/28/2016 - 9/4/2016
Ahoy! Get swept away this summer inside the swashbuckling world of
Pirates and Mermaids: Voyage to Creature Cove. The interactive exhibit
features a 40-foot pirate ship, a ball pit ocean and up-close encounters
with real sea life as well as huge prehistoric creatures from the deep
Children can pretend to be buccaneers, mermaids and sea creatures in a
playful world designed just for them. There are many interactive daily
programs led by pirates, mermaids and trained museum staff to engage the
mind and spark the imagination. The popular mermaid programs are held
five times a day!
Grab your mates and head for the high seas this summer! Exhibit runs through Sept. 4.
"Discover What Makes a Reptile a Reptile"
Aug. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Papio-Missouri River NRD will bring in educational animals to help children learn about interesting reptiles.
1/23/2016 - 4/10/2016
Make ever day a snow day in our upcoming seasonal exhibit, Snowville. Scale Mount Everest and venture through an ice cave, play ice hockey, build an igloo and have your own snowball fight with the snowball launcher. Enjoy all the fun of winter without the cold! Snowville is free with regular museum admission or membership and is open January 23 through April 10, 2016.
10/17/2015 - 4/17/2016
Everyone has a super power, discover yours!
Suit up, gear up and put your powers to the test in the upcoming special exhibit, Super Powers, opening October 17. Discover your inner hero and unlock your super powers in this kid-sized super power training ground. Fly, scale, zip and smash your way through a real-life comic book city. Build your body and your bravery as you tackle challenges and complete missions throughout the exhibit and gear up with gadgets and gizmos that enhance your powers.
Scale skyscrapers as you climb up to building edges, zip across the city and leap from rooftop to rooftop, charge the fuel cell and weave yourself through a web climber. Test your agility and nimbleness in the Laser Light Rope Maze, create your own superhero comic at the Comic Creation Station, grab a cape and take flight in the Soaring Simulator and gear up by creating your own cape and mask at the Super Powers Headquarters.
5/23/2015 - 9/6/2015
A spaceship that sails under the sea? A blimp that ferries a boat? LEGO®
Travel Adventure will invite children and families to use on of the
greatest building materials of all time, LEGO® bricks, as a vehicle for
your imagination. Where do you want to go? What does your vehicle need
to do to get there? In LEGO Travel Adventure, you’re not just along for
the ride! You pick the destination, determine what terrain you’ll have
to cross to get there, then build a vehicle to take you there!
travelers can race to places near and far as they build and rebuild
DUPLO® cars and race them down racetracks. Once they cross the finish
line, kids can pose for a picture in a special kid-sized race car built
entirely out of real DUPLO bricks! Travel the globe and discover the
past with display cases featuring important landscapes and moments in
history constructed entirely out of LEGO bricks. Get behind the wheel of
the T.A.V. – (Travel Adventure Vehicle) – which features a cockpit, two
steering wheels and video screens that take you to different locations
or search for various vehicles such as hot balloons, cruise ships and
trains in the I-Spy LEGO City!
- Costume Bins
- LEGO DUPLO Build and Play Tables
- LEGO DUPLO Travel Tracks
- LEGO DUPLO Race Car Photo Op
- Travel Adventure Vehicle (TAV)
- LEGO Build and Play Tables
- Share Your Creation Interactive Screen
- Vehicles in Action display cases
- I-Spy LEGO City Model
- Moments in Travel History display cases
- Travel Challenge computer game
Connect with us this summer and
travel to fantastic destinations during LEGO Travel Adventure at Omaha
5/23/2015 - 8/16/2015
Princess Poppy and her three friends, Princess Rose, Princess Lily and Princess Daisy, are back to engage children’s imagination in an enchanting exhibit! Enjoy a sing along, dancing knights and the whole new “Once Upon a Wish” program! In this wonderful world where books and stories come to life, you’ll never know what adventure you’re in for next! Three different programs are offered daily.
1/20/2015 - 3/22/2015
Get rockin' in this prehistoric exhibit that mixes dinosaurs, digging and dancing! Enjoy dancing lights and music all while exploring the world of paleontology by mining real fossils and gemstones amongst these giant, robotic dinosaurs.
Join us each day for the Dino Rock Show. Rock and roll with our prehistoric friends! Jam with the dinosaurs to rock songs both old and new during a whole new light and music display.
Dino Rock Show happens multiple times daily January 20 - March 22
Tuesday - Friday
10:30 & 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 2:30 p.m.
10:30 & 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m.
1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m.
This exhibit will be free with regular museum admission or membership.
10/17/2014 - 4/12/2015
Once Upon a Farm
We brought farm life to the big city! Explore the
world of agriculture and learn where your food comes from in the upcoming
special exhibit, Once Upon a Farm
open now through April 12, 2015.
Slide behind the seat of a kid-powered combine, wheel around
a maze in the John Deere pedal track, learn what it takes to milk a dairy cow
or hop aboard the Ag Express for an up-close look at a real life tractor.*
Little farmers can learn all about water and irrigation while playing under the
kid-sized center pivot and see what it takes to plant and care for crops in the
miniature planting station. Daily programming will focus on a new topic each
week and will incorporate various farm animals on special weekends throughout
the exhibit’s run.
This exhibit is the sixth community-engaged exhibit created
by OCM with partners from across the community and the state of Nebraska. A big
thanks goes out to the partners who provided their imagination, time and
support to bring this exhibit to life for the children of our community.
Farm Life – (Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 am & 2:30 pm;
Sunday 2:30 pm) Learn about modern day farming daily in our special exhibit.
Discover how the food we eat gets from the farm to the store. Join us for
games, crafts and farm-themed activities.
Exhibit Components and Sponsors:
Center Pivot & Planting Station, Valmont Industries
Learn about water and irrigation while playing under the kid-sized center pivot and see what it takes to plant and care for crops in the miniature planting station.
Slide into the seat of a kid-powered Claas combine cab to harvest your crops.
Crop Fields, DuPont Pioneer
Dig, plant and care for your crops in the field.
Corn Interactive, Nebraska Corn Board
Learn about corn on this interactive feature.
Soybean Interactive, Nebraska Soybean Board
Learn about soybeans in this interactive feature.
Dairy Cows, Midwest Dairy Association
Learn what it takes to work on a dairy farm and milk a cow.
Pig Pen, Nebraska Pork Producers
Take care of baby piglets.
See how the crops and livestock you raised get to the grocery store.
Sprinkler System, Senninger Irrigation
Activate different water sprayers inside a large tank.
Cow Cafe, Nebraska Beef Council
Grill your own burgers and steaks and see what other culinary creations you can make.
Grain Bins, Nebraska Wheat Board
Use the conveyer belts to distribute your crops into the proper grain bins.
Pedal Track Maze, Farm Credit Services of America
Wheel around the maze on mini tractors and trikes and stop at the ethanol station to fill up when your tank is low.
Kitchen Table, Physician's Mutual
After planting, harvesting and raising livestock, it's time to grab your food and enjoy together at the kitchen table.
Ag in the Classroom, Nebraska Farm Bureau, Douglas County Farm Bureau and UNL
Join us daily for educational programming to learn all about life on the farm and the importance of agriculture in the state of Nebraska and the world.
Ag Express Train*, Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Hop aboard the Ag Express for an up-close look at a real tractor.
Tractor, John Deere
Get an up-close view of a real tractor.
Crawl through the 2 story worm wall.
Weather Station, KMTV Channel 3
Weather plays an important role in the farming world. Stay tuned on the weather and broadcast your own forecast.
*Tickets available for purchase
10/10/2014 - 10/31/2014
Everyone's favorite Halloween attraction is back 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 is open now through October 31 during regular museum hours.
The haunted house features the spooky graveyard, neon nook, noodle forest, portrait parlor, witch's hut and more!
Healthy Trick-or-Trick Nights
October 23 & 30 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Included with admission or membership.
Enjoy this healthy spin on the classic trick-or-treating tradition with yummy things to eat provided by Whole Foods Market and fun trinkets from Oriental Trading Company. Try out the costume before the big night and enjoy healthy treats, kid yoga, Darth Vader dance party, spooky science shows and character appearances all night!
5/24/2014 - 9/7/2014
Grab a shovel and dig in to Omaha Children’s Museum’s summer
blockbuster, Dinos: The Big Dig! Uncover secrets of the past in this 10,000 square foot exhibit featuring life-size robotic dinosaurs.
Get eye-to-eye with a roaring T-Rex, meet an Apatosaurus family, crawl up and get face-to-face with a stegosaurus, go beneath the earth for an up-close view of a mom and baby Triceratops and much more!
Dig, explore and unearth fossils in the two story dig pit, make your way through the 40 foot fossil climber, take your photo with a T-Rex, create your own carnivore and herbivore dishes inside the Dino-Diner and climb aboard the Dino-Train* for a ride among these prehistoric creatures.
Museum Paleo-guides will lead daily programming including how to pan for real gemstones, unearth fossils, or piece together dinosaur skeletons. These hands-on activities combined with imaginative play as paleontologists will allow children to investigate dinosaurs in a whole new way! Want to take your findings home with you? Additional gemstone and fossil bags are available for purchase within the exhibit.
Join us this summer as we uncover secrets of the past during Dinos: The Big Dig at Omaha Children’s Museum! Exhibit opens Saturday, May 24th!
Presenting Sponsors: Cox Communications and Mutual of Omaha
Media Sponsor: WOWT Channel 6 News
- T-Rex family
- Apatosaurus family
- Triceratops family
- Pteranodon baby
- Two-Story Dino Dig Pit
- Treasure Creek
- Photosaurus T-Rex
- 40-foot Fossil Climber
- Lil' Explorers Tent
- Paleo Tent
- 3 Tiered Mosaic Climber
*Tickets available for purchase
10/19/2013 - 4/13/2014
Explore all the things that make the world go round in the upcoming special exhibit, Things That Go! In this exhibit, kids will move full speed into the idea of "GO" in everything from vehicles, water, energy and more.
Slide into the driver’s seat of a kid-powered semi-truck, climb aboard a real Metro City Bus or take a "ride" inside a Children’s Hospital and Medical Center ambulance. Little engineers will be able to build a pinewood derby car then race it down a winding track, create a pinball rollercoaster with lights, ramps and jumps, and shoot balls and bottles with air powered cannons inside the launch cage.
Get your hearts racing and hop on bikes that convert kid-energy into electricity, a trike track with speedy trikes, or race boats through obstacles in a giant water table! Be in two places at once as you use the internet to send you across the room, or even across the globe, with giant video chat screens. Use mind and muscle as you speed through the Energizer and find the fastest route to the top of this 40 foot vertical maze! Get both body and mind moving in this fast-paced exhibit that is full of energy!
Things That Go! exhibit components:
Children's Hospital & Medical Center Ambulance, Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Listen to your heart with a stethoscope and learn all about health and wellness in our life size Children's Hospital Ambulance. See what its really like to be an EMT and to care for patients on the go
Technology Center, CenturyLink
Video chat with family and friends on our giant cell phones and learn how data travels from one place to another
Werner, Werner Enterprises
Hop into a kid-sized semi-truck and complete challenges in loading and unloading the semi-truck trailer
City Bus, Metro
Jump behind the wheel and pretend to be the driver of a full size Metro bus. Where will you take your passengers?
Pinewood Derby Track, Boy Scouts of America & HunTel
Create your own pinewood derby or Lego car and race it down the track
Prius Automobile, Performance Toyota
Learn all about the eco-friendly Toyota Prius and how it "goes" further on less fuel! Decorate the car with racing strips and other fun magnets
Water Works, Metropolitan Utilities District
Race boats, ducks and other floating devices in our giant water tanks. Learn all about water and how it makes things "go"
Camper, A.C. Nelsen
Pretend you are camping with your family in a full size camper! Learn all about wood and how energy from the sun is released when you use a campfire
Dress up as a construction worker and get behind the gears of a kid-sized bulldozer
Use mind and muscle as you climb to the top of this 40' vertical maze! Learn all about energy and how our body converts food into fuel which keeps us moving
Get your heart racing and hop on a stationary bicycle to convert kid-powered energy into electricity, blowing fans and much more
Hop on kid-size trikes and take a spin around our mini track while learning all about speed, velocity and motion
Shoot paper rockets and balls while learning all about kinetic energy in our giant launch cage
Create a pinball rollercoaster with ramps, jumps and other materials on our giant magnetic widget wall
Blast off Blower
See how far you can launch balls, scarves, rockets and more in our giant blast off blower. Learn all about wind and how objects can glide and propel through the air
Learn all about the different careers that can be found within our exhibit. Daily educational programming will highlight each part of the exhibit and provide kids with fun and interactive hands on activities
Things That Go! will be open through April, 2014 during regular museum hours. Admission is $2 in addition to regular museum admission which is $9 for adults and children ages 2 to 59.
5/25/2013 - 9/8/2013
to get a 360 tour of A Bug's World, then visit us for an up-close view of all our buggy friends!
Get friendly with giant robotic bugs in A Bug's World
, the larger-than-life interactive exhibit presented by Mutual of Omaha.
Climb the Toadstool Tower and get eye-to-eye with a massive locust, meet a 20 foot praying mantis, watch a gigantic grasshopper spread its wings, tunnel "underground" for an upclose view of a giant caterpillar and ladybug, see what it's like to be an ant and climb through a kid-sized ant farm, venture inside a giant inflatable caterpillar and complete the obstacle course to make it to the end, catch flying "butterflies" and see real bugs in this colossal exhibit!
Giant Robotic Bugs
- Battling Beetles
- Praying Mantis
- Black Widow Spider
- Leaf Bug
- Giant Inflatable Caterpillar Obstacle Course
- Kid-Sized Climable Ant Hill
- Butterfly Blower
- Ladybug Cavern Crawl-Through
- 3-Tiered Toadstool Tower
- Giant Spider Photo-Op
- Nature Exchange Center
- Live Insect Demonstrations
- Bugzy's Diner
- Bee Hive Build Out
- Bug Book and Costume Corner
10/20/2012 - 4/14/2013
Work and play in a 10,000 square foot kid-powered metropolis filled with an airport, ambulance, bank, construction site, park, news station and more. Save the day by becoming an everyday hero or even a superhero!
The spaces in the exhibit are inspired by places in the Omaha area and have been created with the help of more than 30 area businesses and organizations.
Itty Bitty City is the museum's third "community-engaged exhibit" created in partnership with organizations from across the area. The community-engaged exhibit initiative received a supporting grant from the IMLS in 2011.
The exhibit includes the following areas:
IBC Fire Training Center, Omaha Fire Department
A physical play area where kids can prepare to work for the fire department
Cruiser Command Post, Omaha Police Department
Kids will fight crime in the city from a real OPD police cruiser and can listen to dispatch recordings
Itty Bitty House, Charles Thomas Homes, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha
Play pretend in this eco-friendly house. Kids can cook meals in the kitchen, barbecue on the porch and spend time together inside this residence that was made using the highest quality materials making it super energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
Werner, Werner Enterprises
Hop into the kid-sized semi truck, use an interactive computer to learn about maps and geography
Bitty Borsheims, Borsheims
Guests can shop for gifts and look at items on display, then ring up items at the cash register
City Vet, Nebraska Humane Society
Take care of the pretend animals where kids can play veterinarian, give them a bath and even try their hand at pretend animal surgery
Itty Bitty Channel Six News, WOWT Channel 6
Kids can sit at the real news desk to create their own newscast, and when they're done anchoring, they can use a green screen to go on location as a reporter or operate the news camera
Itty Bitty Expansion Project, CAT
At the expansion project construction site, kids can use the bulldozer and other tools to help make the city bigger and better
Sam & Louie's Pizzeria, Sam & Louie's
Take orders, make pizzas and serve friends and family at the Sam & Louie's pizzeria
Itty Bitty International, Lamp Rynearson & Associates
Kids can fly miniature planes and direct flight traffic from the control tower
Playworld Park & Putt, Backyard Playworld
Build gross motor skills playing on the large play structure and take a turn on a special putt-putt hole
Omaha Steaks Amphitheater, Omaha Steaks
Listen to live performances throughout the run of the exhibit or create a performance on the amphitheater's stage
Itty Bitty City Hall, Business Ethics Alliance
Learn about the Omaha Business Core Values with the Super City Alliance superheroes, Ace, Fin, Reese, Izzy and Moe.
Eco Expressway and Natural Gas & Go, MUD/Happy Cab
Use a pedal car to travel on the Eco Expressway, then gas up at Natural Gas & Go
Mini Mutual of Omaha, Mutual of Omaha
Brush up on office skills while you work at a computer, make calls on the phone and collaborate with coworkers
Children's Hospital & Medical Center Ambulance, Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Learn safety and rescue skills and save the citizens of the Itty Bitty City with the ambulance
Security National Bank, Security National Bank
Send money through the fan-powered deposit tube, become a banker at a teller's station and count money at thebanker's table, learn about the importance of saving to achieve your goals
IBC Water Works, MUD
See what's under the street and how utilities work at IBC Water Works or travel above ground through the manhole to be on top of the street
Children's Drive and Valmont Way, Valmont
Follow the streets and their Itty Bitty sized streetlights to get from place-to-place in the city and learn how to use the crosswalk at the intersection
Itty Bitty City will be open through April 14 during regular museum hours. Admission is $2 in addition to regular museum admission which is $9 for adults and children ages 2 to 59.
5/26/2012 - 9/9/2012
Get ready to enter The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with a children's museum spin of course! This 10,000 square foot exhibit brings together favorite parts of the book and film in an interactive experience for guests.
Step into the glimmering Emerald City to learn about gems and make some of your own baubles to take home, learn about tornadoes and step right inside of one in Tornado Town, dress up as a character and take the stage at Rainbow Stage, launch some flying monkeys in the Witch's Castle, see the workings of a hot-air balloon, make-super sized bubbles at Glinda's Bubble Magic and much more!
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is open now through September 9. Don't miss this magical exhibit
Wonderful Wizard Parade (Tues.-Sat., 4:30 pm): Guests can join the Wizard of Oz, grab a musical instrument and join in a lively march through the museum.
Oz's Wonderful World (Tues.-Sat., 10:45 am; Thurs., 6:45 pm; Sun., 2:45 pm): Guests will discover the Wonderful World of the Wizard of Oz through special projects and activities. Children will have the opportunity to create their own magical shoes, paint a scarecrow, launch a hot air balloon and much more.
Meet Me in Oz (Tues.-Sat., 1:45 pm): Guests will take a magical journey along the Yellow Brick Road to learn about the different characters from the Wizard of Oz and discover each one's fun and unique personality. Lions will roar, monkeys will fly, and a scarecrow or two will be stuffed. Children will explore the concepts of love, courage, teamwork, and home. Children who participate in this program will receive a $1 Gift Certificate to Farmhouse Cafe.
Appearances are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through the run of the exhibit at the following times.
Tuesdays 10:30-11 am, 1:30-2 pm
Thursdays 10:30-11 am, 1:30-2 pm, 6:30-7pm
Saturdays 10:30-11 am, 1:30-2 pm
2/4/2012 - 4/22/2012
This 10,000 square foot kid-powered construction site has plenty of work to be done. Real painting, hauling, building and planning gets little builders excited about the real work of construction. Construction Zone: Return of the Bulldozer
brings back some of the most popular parts from the first Construction Zone exhibit and offers spectacular new areas to learn and explore.
Ride a pedal-powered front-end loader or backhoe and scoop “rocks” around the quarry!
A giant play set from Backyard Playworld sits alongside a kid-sized Werner Enterprises Semi and a Big Bulldozer for massive fun! Kids can get in the vehicles to “drive” and play with lots of buttons and levers. And, they'll brush up on spatial awareness while loading cargo in the truck.
Our parachute machine returns along with a pulley bucket station with wheelbarrows to move “rocks”. A real repurposed crane from Topping Out, Inc. allows kids to raise and lower an I-Beam.
Oversized foam shapes created by Imagination Playground let kids create their own structures and vehicles in this area sponsored by RDG Planning and Design.
This free-build station will house special tool kits to check out and do a real construction project! Special program times and limited seating will let kids work with their parent or caretaker to make a birdhouse or other wooden structure.
Ever wanted to paint a wall in your house? The Paint Shack houses real brushes and rollers for kids to express their creativity big time!
Partners from several Omaha unions have created interactive exhibits so kids can learn about electrical circuits, plumbing, bolts, ventilation systems and more.
A massive sand pit houses a sifting station that kids can mix and mold “concrete”. Earth-movers also help move the “cement” around the station.
In this “underground” obstacle course created by Metropolitan Utilities District kids can climb through a “pipe” maze to see what’s happening below ground and how it works above ground.
Kids can use their imagination to design and build amazing structures with different kinds of building sets like Legos, KNex, builder boards and more.
Construction Zone was created by Omaha Children's Museum in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Metropolitan Utilities District, Ash Grove Cement Company, Kiewit Building Group, RDG Planning and Design, Werner Enterprises, HDR, Topping Out, Inc., Oriental Trading Company, Backyard Playworld, Millard Lumber, Lyman-Richey Corporation, Diamond Fence Co., Ready Mixed Concrete Company, Universal Flooring, Davis Erection Company, Inc. Sheet Metal Workers Local 3, Steamfitters and Plumbers Local 464, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 22, Ironworkers Local 21, Omaha Plumbers Local Union 16, North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters Local Union #444, Piping Resources, Inc. Midwest Scaffold Service, Clear Creek Landscapes, Watkins and Heartland Scenic Studio. The organizations involved have spent hundreds of hours developing the exhibit and building it in the 10,000 square foot traveling exhibit gallery on the museum's second floor.
5/28/2011 - 1/8/2012
May 28, 2011 - January 8, 2012
Stomping and roaring robotic dinosaurs and Ice Age mammals are invading Omaha Children’s Museum this summer as the museum celebrates its 35th anniversary with the new exhibit Dinosaurs: Dawn of the Ice Age open May 28, 2011 through January 8, 2012.
Massive, lifelike dinosaurs will be on display ranging from the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex to the gentle Apatosaurus, mother and baby. The Ice Age will come to life with animals that have never been seen at the museum before as guests meet mighty mammals that ruled the Earth after the dinosaurs - Smilodon, Baluchitherium and Woolly Mammoth. Visitors will learn about each of the giant creatures, including interesting facts about Woolly Mammoth, which is Nebraska’s state fossil.
Created by the California-based Kokoro Exhibits, which pioneered the first robotic dinosaurs, Dinosaurs: Dawn of the Ice Age features 15 carefully fabricated replicas sculpted with lifelike, pliable outer skin stretched over sophisticated mechanical skeletons capable of both sweeping and incredibly detailed movement. Guests will see twitching ears, lifting heads and tails, wrinkled nostrils, blinking eyes. And of course everyone will hear massive roars.