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Lincoln Children's Museum

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Address: 1420 P Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone Number: +1 402-477-4000
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thu 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Lincoln Children's Museum invites families to create, discover and...

The Lincoln Children's Museum invites families to create, discover and learn through the power of play. Offering three floors and 23,300 square feet of hands-on exhibits and imaginative programs that allow children and adults to discover the adventure of learning through play together.

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Great hands on education for children and adults

The child-friendly exhibits and help from staff gives life to both the imagination and reality. Children can be pilots, fireman, medical staff, store clerks, post office workers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
GaryHill
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The child-friendly exhibits and help from staff gives life to both the imagination and reality. Children can be pilots, fireman, medical staff, store clerks, post office workers or they can move like animals in underground burrows - and those don't cover half of it. The museum is wonderfully supported by the City of Lincoln both in terms of finances, exhibits... More 

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1 Thank GaryHill
McCook, Nebraska
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a little pricey in my opinion at almost $10 a person, but granddaughter had fun. I think the prices could be "split" more based on age.

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Thank huskeremt
Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When my son was little we had a pass every year, and let me tell you it was worth every penny!! We used to go at least once a week (I worked night shift back then, so it gave us something to do during the day that kept me awake and tired him out so he was ready to take... More 

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Thank DaniO22
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to many childrens museums and this is our kids favorite. We can't leave lincoln without a visit. As a parent it is one of our favorites. Has been a challenge sometimes to figure out the reciprocity thing from our local membership, but that has been the only downside.

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Thank RTS777
Lincoln, Ne
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was amazed by the quality design and diversity of activities for children here. The Lincoln Children's Musem is an absolute gem. Kids love this place!

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Thank LocalTraveler90
Lincoln, Nebraska
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12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lincoln Children's Museum is a great place for children to see 1st hand all sorts of different things that adults do for a living, from a pizza shop, truck driver, careers in the medical world, farmer, theater/opera and related activities, police officer, fireman, auto mechanic, airport workers and much more. The fact that the museum offers all sorts of... More 

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Thank redngold4life
Beemer
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of four. This place was so much fun the staff was so friendly. However would love for them to post or have information about family-friendly restaurants nearby. Be sure you and your family bring snacks.

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Thank Christine T
Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is at least in the top 5 places my child likes to go. There are three levels of fun activities. It is also very well maintained. I can't imagine trying to keep it all clean and organized, but it is for the most part. It can be expensive, but the grandparents purchase a membership which helps. Their Halloween party... More 

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Thank hrharris82
Nebraska, USA
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This museum is diverse in its offerings and is large and well laid out, but there are corporate logos on everything. It is just not fun to look every place and see the sponsors' names everywhere. Thanks to the businesses for their donations, but couldn't they be discreet and just have their names in the brochure? I don't go there... More 

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Thank HundredAcreWood
LNK Childrens M, Public Relations Manager at Lincoln Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are looking at redesigning our signage to fit better in the Museum and your thoughts help. Being a non-profit, we wouldn't be able to operate without our generous donors. So until we have a better solution, we apologize for any disruptions our current placement caused. We hope you will visit again in the future. More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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238 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

this place is a must, must,must for those with children. the kids have a blast there. this place has been done up nicely. they are well organized it is easy to watch the kids here. kids must be supervised.

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Thank Bill G

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