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Omaha Children's Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Hours of fun

My 6 year old daughter had a blast! It was so hard to get her to leave! :) For $26 and 5 hours I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Blooming Prairie, Minnesota
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So much going on

We really didn't know where to go first when we got there. There is so much to do and so much to... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
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“ball room”(23 reviews)
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Hands-on museum that provides an ever-changing series of interactive exhibits, workshops, and special events.
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500 S 20th St, Omaha, NE 68102-2505
+1 402-342-6164
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 6 year old daughter had a blast! It was so hard to get her to leave! :) For $26 and 5 hours I would say it was a steal!! The carousel was our favorite and they had a perfect little snack bar to take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We really didn't know where to go first when we got there. There is so much to do and so much to see. There are lots of lights and sound and bright colors so if you have a child who is over stimulated by those...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jshallow01
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Our grandkids always request a trip here when in town. It’s nice they change some of the attractions but keeep the imaginative activities, like shopping, banking, cooking etc. grandparents be prepared for chaos. Lots of kids with sniffles......

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I have been going there for years and the improvements are amazing. My kids use to have so much fun and now my grandchildren can spend hours there. summer mornings are usually crowed, but otherwise well worth the money

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mhenry525
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Had so much to do for all of my grandkids!! Very hands on stuff with lots of imagination! Kids loved the carousel.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kerryleeless
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I take my granddaughter the every time there is a new exhibit. She loves to go and we have a great time it’s so much fun for kids they get to do a lot of pretending and it’s so cute to watch how they relate...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cheryl j
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We visited with our 18 month old. She had a blast in the area with the balls and in the area with the separate play spaces. Great for a hot or rainy day. Make sure if you are a member of your local science or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank michellecunz
Reviewed 29 August 2018

One of our favorite places to explore is the Children's museum, they always have different fun exhibits that complement there regular ones. We love the hands activities on and activities for the very active kids. Plan to possibly get wet because there interactive river is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rektek7
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We live in Des Moines IA but will drive over to Omaha several times a year so that our 3 year old son and 4 year old daughter can play at the children's museum. They find something new every time we go there. We have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GJLems
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to take your kids where they can be free to be kids: touch, learn, and manipulate their environment. I didnt know we could have gotten free since we already belong to our local children's museum. So ask them before paying if they are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Amy A
8 July 2018|
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Response from annettet518 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a toddlers area for small children with soft toys etc. It has been awhile since I was there. My suggestion would be for you to call them and ask them what they currently offer. I did see families with all ages... More
Joyce S
31 March 2018|
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Response from trainmasterjws | Reviewed this property |
Kind of depends on how many children, ages, and interests. there are several floors and areas of interest and play. I'd say to plan on a couple of hours, but you'll see when you get there. I guess if a child is having a good... More
23 June 2016|
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Response from Veronica M | Reviewed this property |
The cafè is upstairs and has a great meal deal which includes an entree, drink, and side for $6. They have chicken nuggets, pizza, hot dogs, mini corn dogs, soft pretzels, nachos, and hamdoggers (a hamburger in a hotdog... More