Omaha Children's Museum

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Facility:Omaha Children's Museum
Description:At the Omaha Children's Museum there is much to do including visiting the Charlie Campbell Science and Technology Center where kids will love the expanded Super Gravitron, now featuring hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical sections. At the Inventor's Workshop, maneuver gadgets inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's sketchbooks and create your own structures at Dream It! Build It! and the whirligig station. At Science Showplace you'll see live science presentations like Whiz Bang Super Science and The Amazing Bubble Show. In Recollections, move in front of a projector to see your image on a large screen surrounded in high-definition patterns of color!

Also check out the Creative Arts Center where children are inspired to unleash their inner artist. The area features a theater with face painting, costumes and a stage for performances, an Artist-in-Residence studio where kids will learn different types of art from community artists as well as a community sculpture, giant Magna Doodles, make-and-take art projects and more!
Address 1:500 South 20th Street
Address 2:
Zip Code:68102-2508
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Hours:Tues. - Sat., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
& Thurs. until 8 p.m.
Sun., 1 p.m. -5 p.m.
Closed Monday and major holidays
Open some Mondays during school holidays
Admission:Members FREE
Children under 24 months FREE
Children ages 2 15 $7.00
Adults ages 16 59 $7.00
Seniors 60 & older $6.00
Telephone:(402) 342-6164
Website:Visit Website
Laura M., Co-op Member
This is one of our favorite science museums.
We take an annual trip with our children (now ages 2yo - 17yo). We use a reciprocal science center pass (ASTC passport program) so we can get in free.

The little ones especially love the "shopping" section and learning about foods. They play "house" at Rainbow Farm with a child-sized house and furniture.

There is a special play area for babies and toddlers. And for nursing, they have a nice family room.

We all love the ball area. We gather all the balls as fast as we can and let the air suction vacuum them up to the holding tank. When the bell sounds, we all run under the tank and the doors open, dropping all the balls onto our heads. It is an endless cycle and they do it over and over again, trying to get more balls in each time.

Something I've not seen so well done at another science center is "Recollections". We spent an hour in there just moving to the music and watching the images on a large screen (website says, "high-definition patterns of color" but that description doesn't do it justice).

A stage with costumes, face painting, art projects to take home, musical instruments to play, building, playing...

Lots to do.
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