Omaha Children's Museum

America To Zanzibar

Exhibit open through Oct. 18, 2020

Travel the world in a single museum visit!

Enjoy innovative hands-on experiences and discover fascinating objects, images, and information from over 50 countries. Children can explore ancient trade routes on a two-story Indian Ocean dhow (boat) or on a camel. They’ll thrill to the excitement of a global marketplace as they pretend to buy, sell and trade fruit, fish, spice, ceramic, textiles, and rugs. The exhibit environment is rich with art, architecture and design elements from across the globe. Visitors will marvel at a 3D exploration of mosque architecture from the Maldives to China. Original works by emerging American Muslim artists join traditional art forms including intricately designed tiles, ornate ceramics, and complex patterned rugs. There’s even an interactive replica/interpretation of a Pakistani truck for children to decorate.

Families can also compose music using an app featuring the rebana, tabla, kora, oud, ney, and ghijak, listen to stories and view objects shared by local America Muslim families and even learn how to write and say “My name is …” in 21 languages.

"America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far" was developed by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

Daily Programming

Join us daily in as we explore the arts and cultures of our Muslim neighbors. Listen for announcements about each day’s program theme and start time!


Support provided by

The Sherwood Foundation

American Muslim Institute

The Weitz Foundation

Don and Andi Goldstein

The Holland Foundation

Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment


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