Omaha Childrens Museum Omaha

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Omaha Childrens Museum
500 South 20th Street
Tel: 402 342 6164


The musuem offers free parking to its visitors. Lots can be entered off of St. Mary's Avenue. Additional metered parking is available surrounding the museum. Museum entrances are located on the south and east sides of the building.

Where are we going today?

How does an entire day playing sound to you? Ugh...pretty AWESOME!

Omaha Children's Museum is a great place in Nebraska where kids can do just that! The whole museum is dedicated to giving kids an amazing time, where they can not only learn, but have a great time doing it!

With exhibits, programs, workshops and special events, you certainly won't be short of things to do at this interactive museum JUST for kids! 

The permanent exhibits cover a whole range of experiences for the kids. Imagination Playground is perfect for those kids up to 5 years old, where they can be anyone they want! Perhaps they want to be a doctor in the Children's Hospital, where they can use kid-sized tools like stethoscopes or bandages to fix their friends. 

They can pretend play in the fun two-story farmhouse which are surrounded by life-size animals, and they can even go shopping at Little Market, where they can even be the cashier or use the mini carts!

Ever dreamt about WHAT you will be in the future? Here they can experiment with WHO they want to be in the future! Fantastic Future Me is a fun and interactive experience which encourages kids to see themselves in the future in a positive light. Then they can aspire to be that person! 

Feeling creative? Of course you are - you're in the Omaha Children's Museum! At the Creative Arts Center kids can go wild with paints to create recycled art (a great lesson too!) - who's ready to get inspired!

Omaha Children's Museum has created an imaginitive environment for kids, so let's all explore together! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$9
  • Children$9 (ages 2 - 15)
  • Free Under: 24 months.

When can we go?

10am - 4pm Tues - Fri / 9am 5pm Sat / 1pm - 5pm Sun

All year round, but closed Mondays, and major holidays.

Teachers corner

It's a kids museum - so it's great for kids...obvs! They love to have students come visit, from early childhood to the lower Elementary grades. Make sure you reserve! .

I'm Hungry!

The Rainbow Cafe sells yummy snacks, from hot dogs, pizza to nuggets. They also sell drinks.

Healthy Eating!

There is a picnic area outside the museum with tables if you want to bring your own healthy lunch! .

Any Top Tips?

Head on over for First Family Date Nights where it's open until 8pm and great for the family to spend time together! .

Doing our bit

The museum are all about the kids education! Every exhibit has been designed to improve their skills and develop their senses. .

Need a little extra help?

Omaha Children’s Museum is fully accessible. Wheelchairs are available at the museum's front desk. There is an elevator to take guests to the second floor. The elevator is located just outside Imagination Playground. .

Baby Facilities

The museum’s Family Room, inside Imagination Playground offers several tables, chairs, high chairs and booster seats, as well as a microwave, sink and nursing room.

Can I get one of those?

They have an amazing selection of fun and educational items available for all ages! There are science kits and activities, games, books and much more!.

More information

Why not have a birthday party at the museum! Bring all your friends down for a day filled with fun!.

What people are saying?

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    I use to love going to the OCM as a child but now as a parent myself, I find myself disappointed. Memberships are overpriced and the place is usually a mess. The art room never has projects going, the face paint booths are always dried up and the grocery store area has minimal and dated toys for the kids to play with. Not what I was when I was a kid. They need to do some serious updating and bring in new fun stuff.

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    Overall it is not too expensive for a day of imaginary play and crafts. I did like that they added a bank and a hospital to the play area. The dinosaur area has been on the upper level for quite sometime. I would love to see new exhibits more often.

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    I love their arts area and their physics area with the balls was great last year - unfortunately the membership is WAY WAY out of my reach and this is one activity my kiddos will get to do rarely. I did like the little concession stand upstairs. Prices were reasonable and there were healthy choices.

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    I love this plase!

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    It's awfully small for a city the size of Omaha. Otherwise, it's nice.

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