Excerpt from Winter issue of connect Member Newsletter
Tradition! ‘Tis the season for traditions, regardless of the holidays you observe. For our family, December’s calendar always fills with the bustle of activities we attend because of the traditions and memories attached to them.
Omaha Children’s Museum is no stranger to traditional activities and events, and we strive to create special moments your family will remember for years to come. This holiday season, a new tradition called “Santa’s Magic” is unfolding at Omaha Children’s Museum, thanks to the generosity and support of Susan and Michael Lebens and their family.
Santa’s Magic is an interactive and memorable way to visit this timeless friend of the season. Magic, belief, hope and joy are all words used frequently throughout this holiday time of year and are the basis of this very special exhibit. In addition to our traditional LightPlay experience, Santa will be present,arriving in true Santa fashion and offering your children and grandchildren a special welcome to sit on his lap and share their wishes. We hope you enjoy and embrace this next childhood tradition for your family.
Experience the magic and support the belief in all good things during this special time focused on family relationships and creating memories for a lifetime. May your holidays be abundant with peace and joy.
As executive Director of the Omaha Children’s Museum since June of 2002, Lindy Hoyer brings 26 years of passion for reaching out to children through children’s museum work and continues striving to inspire young people to play, explore and learn.
During Hoyer’s tenure as Executive Director, Omaha Children’s Museum has seen fantastic growth and accomplishment from hosting blockbuster traveling exhibits to completing a $6.6 million capital campaign and renovation of the museum’s permanent exhibits and seeing attendance soar to over 270,000 annually.
Hoyer participated in the inaugural Noyce Leadership Institute along with 17 science center executives from across the world. She has served on the board of directors for the Association of Children's Museums (ACM) and participates in Qm2 Roundtable for Museum Executives. Locally, she serves on the Omaha Sister City Association Board and serves as a member of the Economic Development Commission for Nebraska.