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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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Lots of fun learning activities for children!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
RachelJa2014
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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264 reviews 264 reviews
89 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

On a cold and somewhat dreary day, close to Christmas, I bundled up the grandkids and headed for Omaha's Children's Museum. This is my first winter in a cold weather state in over 30 years and my Atlanta body has not calibrated to the Artic cold of Omaha. Needless to say I try not to go out much when temps... More 

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lincoln
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a great museum. So many things to interact with the kids could have stayed all day easily. Food is a little pricey but that is normal for these types of places. They have made things very safe, approacable and have thought of all the details. If you have a family of 4 or 5 it makes sense to... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Kids will have fun though. The main attraction is the ball machines that lift, carry, and ultimately spill the balls using a mechanical holding device on top of the kids. Neat but nothing super awesome.

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The young children in your family will love the Omaha Children's museum. Parking is sometimes an issue, but the exhibits are fun and exciting for the kids. The carousel costs extra, but is placed in the building where kids will want to ride. Bring cash...

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Omaha
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

There is a fee, but membership makes it possible to go frequently. Our grand kids love the many interactive displays, and there's always something new to see and learn. . . .

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