The Latino culture and history is such an important part of the history of the USA, and can you believe that in the entire country there are only 11 Latino museums? Hard to believe isn't it!?
El Museo Latino has a range of exhibits which tell the story of the history and culture of the Latino Heritage, as well as develop educational programs for students!
The temporary exhibits change across the year, so make sure you keep checking what's on so you don't miss out before it's changed! There are permanent exhibits too so you can keep going back if you have a favorite!
Each of the exhibits cover a fascinating topic. They can range from artworks, to the history of Latinos in Omaha, to photography of very talented Latino photographers.
In addition to these exhibits, there are those educational programs which are featured in conjunction with the exhibits. They have programs which can let you indulge in art, dance, and even special Family Days! The programs are designed specifically for an age group - from kids, teens to adults.
If you fancy taking up dance, you can try out their year round classes including ballroom, ballet, salsa and hip hop.
Then it wouldn't be a fun family friendly museum without some fun special events! El Museo Latino often has special events with hands-on activities, games, music, dance, and even free books and nutrition workshops. Did we mention there were prizes too!?
The museum is a great way for kids to really understand another culture, and one that is so important to what makes the USA so great today.
El Museo Latino is located at 4701 South 25 Street, Omaha, Nebraska at the corner of 25th & "L" Streets. Follow directional signs from the Kennedy Freeway and East/West signs on "L" Street. Parking is available across from the museum, on 25th Street, next to the fire station. Compliments of Wells Fargo.Get directions
$3.50 (K thru 12) / $4 College with ID
Free for active military
5 years and members
The museum is dedicated to telling the stories of the Latino culture and educating those who visit on the importance of this culture
There are plenty of places to eat in the area!
Keep checking what programs and events are on so you don't miss out and you can put them in your diaries!
They have a range of items in the gift shop, from Latino art, books, posters, gifts and toys!
They LOVE having students at the museum! They offer bilingual guided tours too.
The main area and museum gallery is wheelchair accessible. They also have bilingual guided tours if you reserve.
The museum might be open additional hours to the ones listed for special events and programs