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Field Trips

Students can explore the museum and any special exhibit with classmates and chaperones. This field trip is great for early childhood groups, preschool, kindergarten or lower elementary grades. Add on a Learning Lab for even more educational fun!

Cost

$9/student 

Group Size

12-30 students

If actual attendance is less than the minimum, your group will be charged for 12 paid admissions.

Grades

Preschool - 3rd Grade

Time

2 hours

If your organization is bringing three or more groups, additional time will be required at an additional expense.

Availability

Field Trips are available during regular museum hours on weekdays, as early as 9:30 am. They must be booked in advance.

Chaperones

One chaperone must attend with every 6 students. For preschool-age children, one chaperone must attend for every 4 students. These chaperones can attend free of charge, but any amount of chaperones over the required ration will have to pay admission fees. 

Add a Learning Lab!

The following Learning Labs are 45-minute hands-on guided workshops. If you add a Learning Lab to your field trip, it will be included in your 2 hours of playtime at the museum.

Dinos Rock

Be a geologist! Be a paleontologist! Find out what these scientists have in common and the tools they use. Investigate how different kinds of rocks were formed and start your own rock collection. Observe some real fossils, learn how they were formed and make one of your own.

Weather Wizards

Explore the phenomena of weather! See demonstrations of clouds, thunder, and lightning. Use the scientific method to investigate clouds and precipitation.

Way to Grow

Discover the world of plants and bugs and how they intersect. Dissect a bean seed and plant a garden in a glove. Find out the differences between insects and arachnids, and some cool facts about these creepy crawlies.

NEW! Forces of Flight

Experiment with the four forces of flight: lift, gravity, thrust and drag. Use the engineering design process to make your own flying invention and test it in the wind tunnel.

Bubble-ology

Explore the science of bubbles! Use the scientific method and investigate different liquids in order to make the best bubble solution. Design a bubble wand to take home.

Fees and Payment

Program fees are effective through May 31, 2023. Payment is required on the day of the field trip unless other arrangements have been made. Please make all checks payable to Omaha Children’s Museum.

Cancellation Policy

Contact the museum at least two weeks in advance to cancel your trip. Cancelled trips without two weeks notice will be charged a $25 cancellation fee. Groups may not book trips again until this fee is paid.

Eating Accommodations

Groups may bring their own sack lunch to enjoy at the museum in one of our eating areas. An outdoor public eating area is available on a first come, first serve basis. Indoor lunch rooms are available to reserve at time of booking for $25 per group. All lunch rooms are subject to availability. If you do not have a lunch room reserved prior to your trip, we may not be able to accommodate your group for lunch.

Booking

To book your field trip, please contact the Group Sales Manager at (402) 930-2340 or groups@ocm.org. Please schedule at least two weeks prior to your program or admission. For the best choice of day and time, please schedule early.

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