Omaha Children's Museum believes that play fosters learning, and playing in an environment that exposes us to new ideas, beliefs, or values can teach us to appreciate and understand our differences and to celebrate our commonalities.
Omaha Children’s Museum is a safe place for children of all colors and backgrounds. While we are closed, we hope to provide you the resources you need to keep children playing and learning. For ideas experiments, games, and other playful activities, please follow our Facebook page or read below for printable activity sheets.
Over the past week, our city and country have experienced pain, injustice and unimaginable suffering. We are heartbroken by the distress occurring across the country and within our city, merely blocks from our museum. We want to stand by parents and children and assure you, that Omaha Children's Museum stands against racism and we stand for equality and inclusivity.
We encourage parents and caregivers to have honest conversations with your children and loved ones. Sometimes these conversations are uncomfortable, but important. And we are here to help and be a safe resource and place for all.
A few helpful starting points for the discussion:
- Boston Children’s Museum’s “What To Say When There Are No Words”
- Embrace Race’s “Addressing Racial Injustices With Young Children”
- National Museum of African American History & Culture’s “Talking About Race”
Need some at-home activities for your kids? Download these printable worksheets:
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We bring the fun of the Museum to you - even virtually!
Themed morning and afternoon summer camps keep children engaged and inspired all summer long.