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Omaha Children's Museum

Address: 500 South 20th St, Omaha, NE 68102
Phone Number: 402-342-6164
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Ranked #8 of 55 Attractions in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: Hands-on museum that provides an ever-changing series of interactive exhibits, workshops, and...
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Hands-on museum that provides an ever-changing series of interactive exhibits, workshops, and special events.

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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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236 reviews 236 reviews
84 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Omaha
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27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wonderful hands on areas for kids to explore and learn. A grocery story, and a fully functional bank with drive up. Several art centers and a beautiful merry go round. The steps leading to the second floor (they also have elevator) are programmed to make sounds as you step on each tread. Reminded me of the movie "Big". One entire... More 

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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Visited the Once Upon A Farm exhibit. So fun! Really liked the educational aspects of the exhibit. Kids can learn about dairy, drive a pedal tractor, and climb up in a HUGE tractor. Great place to have fun and learn about Nebraska farming. The staff is very helpful and friendly.

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Glenwood, Iowa
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Omaha children's museum is a total hands on experience for children. They can paint, perform , shop, and the exhibits are ever changing. A fun learning experience that puts big smiles on childrens face. A MUST see.

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