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Omaha Children's Museum

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Address: 500 South 20th St, Omaha, NE 68102
Phone Number: 402-342-6164
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Hands-on museum that provides an ever-changing series of interactive...
Hands-on museum that provides an ever-changing series of interactive exhibits, workshops, and special events.
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Oh What Fun!!

There is so much fun and excitement within these walls! Young children being taught how to express themselves in actions and voices turned off. Traveling Children's plays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

There is so much fun and excitement within these walls! Young children being taught how to express themselves in actions and voices turned off. Traveling Children's plays. Seasonal activities, for children and families. The staff that are there working with the children are there because they desire to be around and work with children. Volunteers of all ages come to... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Its for little ones obviously. I took a 5year old and 2 year old and they had the time of their life. Lots of activities to keep them busy. A lot of things cost extra that is a negative. Still worth the visit.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The museum is a fun-filled place for 'kids" even big kids...like myself! Two floors of events, with a carousel and a little train ride too. There was face painting, arts and crafts, and puppet shows. Not to mention, the many air ball toys. Good for all ages and requires a good part of your day to see.

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Mississippi
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My son was only 13 months old, when we traveled to Omaha, and the I was afraid of it being to advanced. But there was alot that he could do and play with. We were there for hours... everyone was exhausted.

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Iola, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We went here with our family. The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 65. Everyone had a great time. Grandma loved the ball room! The kids couldn't pick a favorite thing as everything was tons of fun. We spent over 5 hours here and the kids still weren't ready to go. There are many activities happening during the day.... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I have always been impressed with how clean the children's museum was. This is a big thing for me when decided where to take my children. The staff there is so fun and always interacting with the kids! We always loved the special presentations they announce over the loud speaker, like the one on bubbles! The museum did a great... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My 4 year old grandson liked our visit to this museum. At the time there were large insects. He knew head, thorax, abdomen, etc. (We had a little song about it.) The exhibits allow children to become involved in big and little ways. Staff are supportive and patient.

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Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My family has experienced many Children's Museums, Omaha's is nice, but I expected more from a location in such a large city. It was much smaller with less exhibits than I have seen in smaller markets and they were charging extra for their "special exhibit" on the second floor. I recommend Omaha, but Kearney and Lincoln are better.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My boys from age 5-14 love this place! No one argues when we get in the car to go here! We bring friends here, and most love it! We have had a mom friend notice the lack of windows, but my kids don't notice it. This museum continues to grow and upgrade. The Halloween room they do is fun. If... More 

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Boston
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265 reviews 265 reviews
89 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went with my two grandchildren and we all had a great time. Things for kids from 2 to 62. Things to look at work with, play with, learn from.... Well designed and colorful. A busy Sunday, it was crowded, but still many things to see. Mostly interactive exhibits. The crew is excellent in getting the kids going on their projrects... More 

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