Omaha Children’s Museum

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and son had a daddy–son day out. They decided to make a day of it with lunch, then heading over to the Omaha Children’s Museum.

Omaha Children’s Museum

Omaha Children’s Museum is a great place to learn through play. To make your visits fun and easy, the museum offers the following amenities. Omaha Children’s Museum is in the top 15% of children’s museums nationally. The museum features over 45,000 square feet of exhibit space, with permanent exhibits including:

  • Charlie Campbell Science & Technology Center
  • Creative Arts Center
  • Imagination Playground (early childhood area)

In addition to its permanent exhibits, Omaha Children’s Museum offers educational programs, traveling exhibitions, field trips, outreach programs, summer camps and birthday parties.

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Tucker the fireman!

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One of Tucker’s favorite parts was the Imagination Playground. Here, the kids literally let their imaginations run free.

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In the sand pit, Tucker was able to dig to find treasures.

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Which kid wouldn’t go play happy with this gigantic play set?

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We had heard that there would be a dinosaur exhibit, and my 6 year old was itching to go!

Dinosaurs: Dawn of the Ice Age

May 28, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Stomping and roaring robotic dinosaurs and Ice Age mammals are invading Omaha Children’s Museum this summer as the museum celebrates its 35th anniversary with the new exhibit Dinosaurs: Dawn of the Ice Age open May 28, 2011 through January 8, 2012.

Massive, lifelike dinosaurs will be on display ranging from the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex to the gentle Apatosaurus, mother and baby. The Ice Age will come to life with animals that have never been seen at the museum before as guests meet mighty mammals that ruled the Earth after the dinosaurs – Smilodon, Baluchitherium and Woolly Mammoth. Visitors will learn about each of the giant creatures, including interesting facts about Woolly Mammoth, which is Nebraska’s state fossil.

Created by the California-based Kokoro Exhibits, which pioneered the first robotic dinosaurs, Dinosaurs: Dawn of the Ice Age features 15 carefully fabricated replicas sculpted with lifelike, pliable outer skin stretched over sophisticated mechanical skeletons capable of both sweeping and incredibly detailed movement. Guests will see twitching ears, lifting heads and tails, wrinkled nostrils, blinking eyes. And of course everyone will hear massive roars.

Here are some pictures from their visit at the traveling Dinosaur Exhibit:

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I didn’t make the trip with the boys, but from what I heard about it from my 6 year old and by looking at the pictures from their trip, they had a lot of fun, the exhibits were lifelike and there was plenty to do. I will be taking the kids back to the Omaha Children’s Museum. There were kids there of all ages at the museum. I cannot wait to take the whole family back next time!

The Omaha Children’s Museum is located at:

500 South 20th Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Admission Prices

Members  Free
Kids under 2  Free
Kids 2-15  $8
Adults 16-59  $8
Adults 60+  $7

You can see their hours of operation and more information here. For more information, be sure to visit http://www.ocm.org/. You can also find Omaha Children’s Museum on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Looking for even more thing to do in Omaha? Visit Omaha’s Visitors Bureau at http://www.visitomaha.com. You can also find them on Twitter.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for this, we are considering relocating to Omaha some time in the future and this is really interesting!