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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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entertaining but you have to feed the meter

spent a day here, staff was friendly and my daughter (6) was entertained only complaint was having to go outside and feed the meter every couple hours .........

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

spent a day here, staff was friendly and my daughter (6) was entertained only complaint was having to go outside and feed the meter every couple hours .........

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My daughters both enjoy coming here regularly. The special exhibits change fairly regularly and they always have themed events throughout the year. My girls particularly love the ball room and will spend ages running around chasing the balls. They always end up sleeping well after a day at the children's museum!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

This was the first time visiting the museum. It was ok, nothing like I was expecting. It was NOT worth the $9 it cost to get in the place. My 2 boys seemed to enjoy themselves at first, but after a while it seemed the they got bored. In less than 2 hours they had done and saw everything they... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I took my grandsons to the museum, because they were having a Thomas the Train theme for one night. The boys had so much fun. The stairs play music when you go up & down them, like a piano. They have a dr/nurse area, a couple of little slides, a shopping area, pretend you are cooking, a creative center, puppet... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Our 3 year-old had a blast! There were so many things to explore, climb on, play with, etc.. We could have stayed all day if it weren't for nap time! It cost $2 extra for a carousel or train ride and the ticket machine was malfunctioning while we were there, so that was a bummer, but didn't ruin the experience.

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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

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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