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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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10:00 am - 4:00 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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Best Way To Spend A Day

My little sister asked to go to the Children's Museum for her birthday. I was resigned to a long day of sitting out and watching her run around. I was wrong! I loved the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Erin K
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Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My little sister asked to go to the Children's Museum for her birthday. I was resigned to a long day of sitting out and watching her run around. I was wrong! I loved the museum! The interactive exhibits are great for both the children and chaperones. We spent forever learning about farming and farm equipment. There were so many picture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Two Levels and many rooms of fun for the kids. Painting, drawing, science, making things, throwing things, jumping, climbing,merry go round and always changing exhibits!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I had several great times with the Grandkids and then my new daughter there... the bubbles wall.. the Star Wars the train.... We painted faces, checked out where our food comes from with the farm then shopped in the store then checked out the hospital and played patiences, Doctors and Nurses. Found out funny ways to make music from our... More 

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Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The permanent exhibits are a good for kids from 2--4 or 5. Not much for the older ones. Occasionally, there are some science based "shows" that are appealing to the older ones. For me, there needs to be more hand sanitizer stations, sanitizing wipes, and really, the face paint station is fun, but every kid in the place uses the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

took our 3 year old there, allot of hands on activities, in fact all hands on activities. He had a blast, called it his fun day. Highly recommend. ages 3 - 8...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

I wasn't sure if this was going to be fun for my 11 year old niece. She had a blast and didn't want to leave. There are all kinds of things for a child to learn and play with.

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Rainy day so we decided to go here. I Have been to some other children museums but this one ranks as one of the best. Thought we might stay for a couple of hours and ended up staying over 6 hours. Lots for our 4-7 year olds to do.

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Typical place for kids to explore and play. We've been to others that were bigger and better than this particular one. It kept my kids busy for a few hours, but it won't be on the must see/do list next time we are in the area.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Disappointing experience at this museum. The displays and education programs have deteriorated significantly over the last 3 years. Omaha deserves better. I think the board needs to re-evaluate management decisions. The Lincoln Children's Museum is far superior, and in Lincoln, you can combine museums on campus that will fascinate kids of all ages. Don't waste your time or money here.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We went part of the exchange program with other memberships. The Lego traveling exhibit was a little disappointing and so was the fact they charged for the carousel and train rides. The bubble show and knight training was fun. My kids loved the little village where they could put tires on a car, make a cake in the Hyvee bakery,... More 

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Additional Information about Omaha Children's Museum

Address: Address: 500 South 20th St, Omaha, NE 68102
Phone Number: 402-342-6164
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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