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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
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

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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A lot of fun with young kids

This was our second visit, we haven't been in about 3 years. They've done some updates since then and both of our kids had a great time. It is also a nursing friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our second visit, we haven't been in about 3 years. They've done some updates since then and both of our kids had a great time. It is also a nursing friendly establishment. I do wish there were more safety procedures in place such as maybe wrist bands for parents and kids.

Thank Gina G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

3 yr old a bit overwhelmed, especially when field trip groups flooded an activity. Princess dance party was fun (2×). She loved the mermaid stories and princess . 6 yr old son loves the crane in the ball section, and the gears and cranks. Glad they have a classroomlike area (it was usually empty or just a few people) for... More 

Thank Jessica W
Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went with my 4 year old son after seeing commercials for their Pirates exhibit. We live in Lincoln, and love our Children's Museum and thought the drive would be worth it. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. There was nothing wrong per say, but it wasn't nearly as big as the Lincoln Children's Museum. My son's favorite part was the area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Noisy and exciting and crowded and chaotic. In short: everything a good kids' museum should be. My 4-year-old spent a good 45 minutes in the pint-sized grocery store and pizza parlor. My 5-year-old loved the water cycle exhibit and spent about 30 minutes building and breaking dams and pipes. Upstairs in the mermaids and pirates we got story time with... More 

Thank mamacroc
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 1-year old son here for an afternoon of playing and discovery and he had a wonderful time! He especially loved the water table area, the ball zone and the grocery store where he sorted the fruits and veggies for a good 30-minutes! The museum was really the highlight of our weekend and we would definitely return again.... More 

Thank Jennifer B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super fun children's museum. A most stop and a sure hit with the kids. It is one of the best we have been too. Parents can enjoy playing with the kids too.

Thank Tricia and Adam H
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for exploring and learning! The upstairs changes themes throughout the year! My son loves the pirates and mermaids going on right now! The touch tank is his favorite part! I love the special nights to celebrate different events too! This is a great stop for our children! You could spend all day running around playing... More 

Thank ImInNE
Pipestone, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only gave this Museum a 4/5 because it is always so packed that my kids can't barely move in there, I think there should be a limit on how many people can be in there at one time. Also, the Fairytale Land sing-alongs and other shows were the exact same as they were two years ago when we were... More 

Thank smithkga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way home from vacationing out west and decided to visit this museum as a way to let the kids burn off some energy after a few long days on the car. We had been to the museum with our oldest 3 years ago. We remembered that he'd had a blast. I was worried that having been... More 

Thank Amanda F
kansas city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Omaha for the zoo and decided to visit the children's museum for a few hours on the way into town. It was a HUGE hit with our 5 year old. In fact, she liked it better than the zoo! There was art, science, princesses, and climbing equipment. It's so well done. If this were in my town,... More 

Thank Catherine F

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