Together, We're Better

Carpenters' District Council's Carpenter-Millwright Apprenticeship & Training Program
During summer of 2007 and the Bob the Builder - Project: Build It traveling exhibition, the apprenticeship and training program members brought hands-on construction to kids allowing them to test out tools and help in constructing a play house.

College of St. Mary
Students studying early childhood development visit the museum with their instructor and volunteer at the museum. 

Healthy Trick or Treat Nights with Whole Foods Market
This program, recognized by the national Association of Children's Museums, was developed in partnership with Whole Foods Market to present a healthy option for trick-or-treating. Kids dress up and trick-or-treat their way through the museum getting a number of healthy snacks to take home...and some to sample at the event!

Methodist Health System
Methodist and Omaha Children's Museum partnered on Omaha's Biggest Baby Shower, bringing a wealth of information and resources to new and expecting parents.

Metropolitan Community College
The museum works with the college's Early Childhood program to offer student practicums. 

National Safety Council Greater Omaha Chapter
Omaha Children's Museum hosted the National Safety Council's Safety Clubhouse.  The house allows children to look for common household hazards scaled just for kids.

Omaha District Dental Society
Omaha Children's Museum partnered with Omaha District Dental Society to host Branches, Bristles & Batteries: Toothbrushes Through Time - an exhibit that highlighted the history of brushing and made dental care fun for kids through a number of entertaining presentations made by area dentists.

Omaha Performing Arts
The museum has partnered with Omaha Performing Arts in a number of ways, most notably to create a small installation of several masks and a puppet from Disney's The Lion King during its month-long run at Omaha's Orpheum Theater. The children from the production greeted children at the museum and signed autographs at the installation.

Omaha Sister Cities Association
In 2007 the museum and OSCA established World-Fest: A Sister Cities Celebration.  This summer celebration is held over 5 Thursday evenings, each of which highlights one of the 5 sister cities with music, food and other activities. 

Omaha Symphony
Together, Omaha Children's Museum and Omaha Symphony have created the Handmade Instrument Workshop. Each year, several instrument-making workshops are offered at the museum and an additional workshop is facilitated at the Holland Performing Arts Center prior to an Omaha Symphony family performance. Kids are invited to take their handmade instruments on stage and play along with the symphony under conductor Thomas Wilkins.

WhyArts?
Omaha Children's Museum has hosted numerous art displays for this organization that strives to create a society where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts.

 
Organizational Affiliations
  • American Association of Museums (AAM)
  • Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)
  • Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)
 
Community Organizations
  • Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce
  • Downtown Omaha Inc.
  • Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce
  • Park East Neighborhood Association