The Omaha Children’s Museum was a fantastic family fun outing during our time in Nebraska. We take our children all over the place. Mainly to see things that we want to see. Hoping that they will like it. But to a 3-year-old waterfalls, museums, and hikes all kind of run together after a while. So when we can we really like to take them to place that is all about them. The Omaha Children’s Museum was such a fun outing for them.
Located in the downtown area of Omaha. Which worked out great for us because it is close to other things that we wanted to see. Larger than we thought it was going to be. The Omaha Children’s Museum has 60,000 square feet of fun learning exploration space for kiddos. The museum has eight permanent exhibit areas as well as special exhibits. From art to auto shop the Omaha Children’s Museum has an area for just about any kid’s interest. We really enjoyed the amount of variety in their different areas. It really kept our kids interest up which made our time there fly by.
As for us, we spent a lot of time in the kid’s kitchen/supermarket area. It is amazing that when we have a kid’s kitchen at home and it is hardly used. But go to a children’s museum and it is like pulling teeth to get them to see other parts of the museum. Not saying that they did not have fun in the other areas once we got them there. Our youngest had a blast with the water table. It was nice that it was the perfect height for her. Not too tall she could not reach and not to low that she might fall in. My favorite area was the “Super Gravitron.” A gigantic ball machine where balls travel along tubes and rails to a central location and then drops sending the young ones scrambling to do it all over again. My wife’s favorite was the stairs. Each step played a musical note. All-in-all it was fun place.
The Omaha Children’s Museum like many children museums have similar things to what we already have at home. Just bigger, better and more of it. So justifying the price for places like that is a little hard for me to swallow. However, I think of all the places we go as a family and to be able to take my girls to a place that is all about them from time to time is well worth it. We do not go to that many Children’s Museums but when we do my girls have had a blast every time.
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Omaha Children’s Museum
Located at 500 S 20th St. Omaha
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
Cost as of this Posting Adults and Children $12 2 and under free
For more information visit the Omaha Children’s Museum website at http://www.ocm.org/