See science in action at the museum's signature Super Gravitron, a massive ball machine with pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical sections - as well as interactive video programs and live science presentations multiple times daily. Get the schedule for science shows on our calendar, click here.
The Charlie Campbell Science Center embodies the museum's vision for Science: Omaha Children’s Museum strives to instill a sense of wonder in science and its phenomena. Hands-on activities and exhibits are designed to introduce children to basic science concepts and the scientific method. Curiosity, experimentation and tinkering are encouraged and presented in a way that complements traditional science education. Parents are given ideas on how to enjoy science with their children and to help reinforce science investigation and learning at home.
Bubbles are science in action! See one of the museum's Science Shows, then put on your own science show at home with easy homemade bubbles. Here's our favorite recipe!
1. Pour 1 cup of water in a bucket or tub.
2. Add 1 tablespoon of dish soap.
3. Add 1 teaspoon of corn syrup.
4. Stir and make bubbles!
The bubble juice gets better the next day!
Bubble wands: Pipe cleaners, straws, cookie cutters, clean fly swatter and coat hangers all make great do-it-yourself wands!