Omaha Children's Museum

Material Donations

If you would like to donate to the museum in a different way, consider donating material. Those materials and things that you think are old and not useful any more, we can use! Anything donated to us can be used in our different areas, such as the Tinker Lab.

New (used) Things We Want


We are in need of small twigs and sticks to use in our current Special Exhibit, Forever Forest. We will make all sorts of cool things with them!

Old Toys

Do you have a closet full of old action figures, little army men, or Barbie dolls that are no longer being used? Maybe that old electronic toy guitar or RC car that no longer works? Have a remote control for a toy, but forgot what it went to? We want it all.


Are you a quilter, or a sewer, or just looking to empty out you closet? We have a need for fabric, whether it’s bolts, sheets or scraps.


Are you a wood worker? Do you have old picture frames, left over trim, or other wood scraps piled around? We’ll take them!


Don't know what to do with those leftover balls of yarn after you're done knitting? We can use it!

Plastic Water Bottles with Caps

We know you have a bunch of these lying around... we can find a good use for them!

Paper Towel Tubes (Not Toilet Paper Tubes)

We use these for a variety of arts and crafts. Bring 'em down!

The list will update and change throughout the year depending on the specific programming that we are currently running, so check back for updates, and as always, if you have any questions regarding donations, needs, or just want to know what we are doing feel free to contact


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500 South 20th Street 
Omaha, NE 68102

20th and St. Mary's Ave.

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  • Member Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9am to 10am

(New Year's Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Eve; and Christmas Day).


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