Address: 500 S. 20th Street Omaha, NE 68102 View Map
Phone: 402.342.6164
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About Us

Since its inception in 1976, Omaha Children's Museum has been a special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play.

The mission of Omaha Children's Museum is to engage the imagination and create excitement about learning.

The museum's permanent exhibits include Charlie Campbell Science & Technology Center, Creative Arts Center including the Karen Levin Artist-in-Residence Studio and Imagination Playground.

In addition to its permanent exhibits, Omaha Children's Museum offers educational programs, traveling exhibitions, field trips, outreach programs, summer camps and early childhood programs.

For more information visit ocm.org.

Omaha Children's Museum FAQ

Q: What ages do you serve?
A:
Most of our exhibits and programs are designed to serve an early childhood audience, ages 0-8 years.

Q: What are your permanent exhibits?
A:
Creative Arts Center; Charlie Campbell Science and Technology Center; Imagination Playground.

Q: What educational programs does the museum offer?
A:
We offer a broad array of programs for children to experience arts, science and much more. From weekly programs like Science Sleuths, Art Explosion and Preschool Pals to annual celebrations like First Night of Play, numerous summer camps and workshops.

Q: Do you offer annual membership?
A:
Yes, our annual membership is the best value and pays for itself in just 3 visits (for a family of 4). Memberships for families and grandparents are available and there are a number of options for add-ons like additional cardholders and extra guests.

Q: Where can I plan for my visit?
A:
Go to our web site at ocm.org to find out more about the museum, check the calendar, get prepared for your visit or to register for programs.

Special Events

Science Day
Sunday, April 27
1 - 5 p.m.


Enjoy a day dedicated to the fun and mystery of science!

Science Center:
April Fools Science Show at 2 & 3 p.m.
Mad Scientist Show at 2:15 & 3:15 p.m.
Zula Patrol Dome Show at 4 p.m.
Curiosity Corner: Enjoy a new activity each hour
Family Discovery Room: Science for the little ones – sink or float
Creative Arts: Explore polymers by making bouncy balls with Borax


Mother's Day
Sunday, May 11
during museum hours


Make mom’s day special with a visit to Omaha Children’s Museum. Celebrate all things about mothers with different family activities in each area.


World Search Day
Saturday, May 17
during museum hours

Scratch Day is a worldwide event where people come together to celebrate our favorite introductory programing language, Scratch! Take place in drop in workshops and get yourself started in the exciting world of coding, all day during our world scratch day event!


Children's Parade
Saturday, May 24
9 a.m.


Kick off summer and the opening of Dinos: The Big Dig with the fourth annual children’s parade on May 24th at 9 a.m. Dress up in costume, decorate a float or come as you are! Families will walk, bike or push strollers on 20th Street from The Rose Theater to the museum (about two blocks). You won’t want to miss the fun this Memorial Day Weekend.

Free registration is required online at OCM.org. Sign-up for the float contest for only $5 and become eligible for a grand prize! Go to OCM.org for further details.

*Float and Parade Registration not available until April 21.


Dinos: The Big Dig Grand Opening
Saturday, May 24
10 a.m.


Grab a shovel and dig in to Omaha Children’s Museum’s blockbuster exhibit: Dinos: The Big Dig! Explore roaring robotic dinosaurs, unearth fossils in a two story dig pit, pan for real gemstones in the mine, and take a ride on the Dinosaur Train! Be the first in the new exhibit and enjoy the ribbon cutting at 10!