Since its inception in 1976, Omaha Children's Museum has been a special place where children can challenge themselves, ... More
Omaha Children's Museum
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 the Charlie Campbell Science and Technology Center, Creative Arts Center and Imagination Playground early childhood area. In addition to its permanent exhibits, Omaha Children's Museum offers outreach and community programs, traveling exhibitions, field trips, summer camps and early childhood education programs.
I love OCM. We have a membership there, and we try to go once every 6-8 weeks. This museum was just totally renovated in Spring 2007, so everything is brand new. They have an awesome room for babies thru age 3 and even a "family room" for breastfeeding mothers and to eat snacks. There is something for all ages here. I have 2 kids, ages 3 1/2 and 1 1/2, and they never want to leave when it's time to go.
The children's museum is a great place to go anytime, but we usually go when the whether is not the best outside. I like that they are always changing the place so the kids don't get bored. It saves my sanity and money for those icky, rainy, summer days. I just pack the kids up and we spend the day at the museum. I would like to see a consession area-that would make it perfect.
If I had a choice, I'd go to the Lincoln Children's museum instead.
The Omaha Children's Museum was not that great, but since we had free tickets, I won't complain. We went on Friday, April 27th and it looks like there is a big new area but there were signs saying it would not open until April 28th. Try explaining that we were a day early to a 3 year old.
Kids did love putting on makeup, the kinetic sculpture room (they have one identical in Lincoln) and the loud piano thing with all the buttons.
Looks like they were remodeling upstairs, too. We will go back after all the renovation work is completed.
I have gone a lot lately since I've beacame a Nanny. The children have so much fun. You must take your child there. There is a fun area where you child can take part in make believe play such as Grocery shoping, Getting dressed up and putting on a play. There is also a big ball area where children can send ball threw a tube and watch it travel to the center and when there is enough balls in the middle the machine will sound and the kids run under it and all the ball come pilling down on them. There is also an arts and craft area. I believe the farm area should be opening soon. I hope you all go and enjoy the wonderful time with your children .
This museum was perfect for toddlers. It was very hands on for them and just their level. I was with a 3 year old and a 1 year old.
The dinosaur display was very lifelike and neat to look at, but it did not seem to have a lot to do with it, so we spent about 10 minutes on that floor, compared to over an hour on the other floor.
As a 2nd grade teacher, I found this museum to be too young for anyone over 5 or 6, but there were a few things for them to do. But keep that in mind when you plan your trip. But it was very worth the time and money for little ones. My brother bought a family pass for the year.
This place is great fun for younger kids. There are some attractions for a bit older kids but I would saying anything much over 8-9 is going to be very bored. Every time we go we can't get my son to leave easily and the last time my 11 month old daughter also had a blast. I would say as long as a child can play with toys there is something fun they can do.
The last time I was there the ball air machine was clogged and many of the blowers weren't working which was a bummer but there was a lot of other good stuff still and my kids were both entertained for 3 hours.
My 2 and 3 year old granddaughters came to visit. We played at the Children's Museum for hours and it was the highlight of their trip. They shopped, they built, they dressed up and got on stage. They made hats. They were inside a real bubble. They could create and imagine. When we left, they cried.
They are coming back for a visit next week and guess where they asked to go! (I think I had as much fun as they did.) We all loved it. A true place for amazement to happen!
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