Omaha Children's Museum

Initiatives and Awards

Outstanding Awards

Business Excellence Award Winner 2015

Omaha Chamber of Commerce

2014 50 States Series: Top Family Attractions Worth Traveling For

FlipKey Award

2010 Leading Edge Award for Visitor Experience

Awarded by Association of Science and Technology Centers

2010 Non-Profit Organization of the Year

Awarded by Greater Omaha Chamber

American Marketing Association Omaha Chapter - Best in Show 2011

Bringing Back the Pack Total Marketing Campaign

2009 Best Museum

Nickelodeon's Parents Connect's Parents' Annual Picks Awards

2008 Best Museum for Little Kids

Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect's First Annual Parents' Picks Awards

2008 Best Museum for Big Kids

Nickelodeon's Parents Connect's First Annual Parents' Picks Awards

2008 Best Day Camp

Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect's First Annual Parents' Picks Awards

Best Museum 2008

KETV A-List 

ASTC Leading Edge Award
YWCA Women of Achievement Award

to Lindy Hoyer, Executive Director

American Marketing Association Platinum Awards

Museum Rebranding and Program Guide for Educators

Public Relations Society of America Paper Anvil Awards

Program Guide for Educators

Important Initiatives

The Green Team

The museum's Green Team is made up of people who are committed to saving the Earth and teaching children to be environmentally conscious citizens. The museum offers programs both on-site and in the community featuring "Garbagena" our recycling expert. "Garbagena" gets green into focus with our craft activities featuring recycled materials and a special week-long extravaganza during Green Week.

Healthy Choices

Omaha Children's Museum encourages children and families to make healthy choices in their everyday lives. Programs like Healthy Trick-or-Treat Nights bring these healthy options to light. Let's Move, in association with the national initiative, promotes active lifestyles.

Welcome Fund

Every child who wants to visit Omaha Children's Museum should have the opportunity, that's why the museum's donor-supported Welcome Fund provides subsidized memberships to families that wouldn't otherwise be able to afford them. To donate to this program, click here. To find out how to get a Welcome Fund Membership, click here.

Born Learning

To be the best possible resource for families, the museum is part of the Born Learning campaign, which provides information and suggestions on making early learning fun and easy. For more information, visit the Born Learning website.

Carefree Kids

This is a special event for children whose immune systems have been compromised and their families. We have worked with medical 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.

Autism Nights

A special evening for children with Autism and their families. The museum has worked with UNMC and Autism Action Partnership to create an appropriate environment.

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500 South 20th Street 
Omaha, NE 68102

20th and St. Mary's Ave.

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Wednesdays through Sundays: 9 am to 11:30 am and 12:30 pm to 3 pm

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as holidays.

  • Sunday: 9am to 11:30am & 12:30pm to 3pm


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