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Outreach Programs

Outreaches are fun, educational programs offered off-campus in classrooms, camps, and other locations. Outreaches have been modified to comply with current safety guidelines. There are three types of outreaches available: On-site, virtual live outreach, and pre-recorded.


Cost

Small Group $195 for a group of up to 30 students, Preschool - 3rd grade

Large Group Presentations $219* for a group of up to 300 students, Preschool - 5th grade

*Pricing does not apply to Dinos on the Loose, which is $350.


Comparing the Outreaches

On-site

On-site outreaches will occur in-person with a museum education facilitating activities. Our goal is to ensure the safety of you and your students; for that reason, we will be wearing masks throughout the presentation. Should you have additional safety protocols you wish us to follow, please let us know in advance of the program so we can do our best to accommodate. We acknowledge that each county is different in regards to restrictions and is continuously changing. If you have questions about our safety practices, please email groups@ocm.org or call (402) 342-6164 x410.

Travel Cost for On-Site

Free within 10 miles of the museum. $2 per round trip mile beyond 10 miles of the museum.

For more information on the safety measures our staff take when presenting on-site outreaches, please email groups@ocm.org or call (402) 342-6164 x410.

Virtual live outreach

Watch an outreach and interact with a museum educator in this combination of live and virtual experiences. These outreaches occur over Zoom, and are great options for summer camps and birthday parties. A kit with necessary supplies would be delivered to schools the week of the activity.


Time

35-45 minutes for On-site and Virtual Live Outreaches. The time varies for outreaches depending on audience interaction.

Educators will need 30 minutes before and after on-site presentation for set-up and clean-up time.


Availability

7 days a week


Small Group Programs

Dinos Rock

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

Weather Wiz

Explore the phenomena of weather! You’ll be blown away as you learn how wind, clouds, rain, lightning and thunder are formed. Be a meteorologist and use the scientific method to investigate clouds and rain.

Way to Grow

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


Large Group Presentations

Space: It's Out of This World

PRESCHOOL - 5TH GRADE

Our newest outreach will take you out into the universe! Become a STEM Cadet and join us as we tour our solar system and learn important physics, chemistry, and engineering concepts. Blast off with a combustion reaction, find out what happens when there is no air pressure, and watch as we make our own version of a comet! Our trip back to Earth will be a blast!

Meets these State Educational Standards* Science Standards: Nebraska - SC.K.1; SC.1.11; SC.2.13 / Iowa – K-PS2; 1-ESS1-1; 1-ESS-1

The Amazing Bubble Show

PRESCHOOL - 5TH GRADE

Experience Omaha Children's Museum's most POP-ular program. Discover new tools to create bubbles, turn bubbles into smoke and even make bubbles big enough for a person to stand in.

Meets these State Educational Standards* Science Standards: Nebraska – SC.K.1.1; SC.K.12.3E; SC.1.6; SC.2.3 / Iowa – K-PS2; K-2-ETS1; 2-PS1 Math/Mathematics: Nebraska - MA 0.1.1; MA 0.3.1; MA 1.1.1; MA 1.3.1; MA 2.1.1; MA 2.3.1; MA 3.1.1; MA 3.3.1 / Iowa – K.CC; K.OA; K.MD; K.G.1.OA; 1.G

Mad Scientist

PRESCHOOL - 5TH GRADE

Mwaha-haha...Omaha Children's Museum has gone a little MAD! Create kooky experiments with our Mad Scientist. Blow up soap, shrink chip bags and make giant mega foam. This program is guaranteed to blow your mind!

Meets these State Educational Standards* Science Standards: Nebraska – SC.2.3 / Iowa – 2-PS1

Dinos on the Loose (Summer Only)

PRESCHOOL - 3RD GRADE

Think all dinosaurs are extinct? Think again! Bring our seven-foot-tall life-size baby T-Rex to your school or event! This dinosaur nods, roars, chomps, blinks and growls to everyone's delight. Start the program off by learning about what we know of dinosaurs and how paleontologists continue to make discoveries. Then be amazed as the T-Rex is unleashed and interacts with your group!

Call for more information. Entryway must be 5' wide and 7' tall and be on the ground level or there must be access to a freight elevator.

Meets these State Educational Standards* Science Standards: Nebraska – SC.K.7; SC.3.7; SC.3.1.A, SC.3.1.B, SC.2.13.3.A / Iowa – K-LS1; 1-LS3; 2-ESS1; 3-LS2; 3-LS4

Seasonal Shows

Pete's Groovy Science Show (Sept. - Nov.)

Come along as we walk in Pete the Cat’s white shoes and do some experimenting along the way! We will investigate the properties of light and color and have some groovy fun along the way.

Freezing Cold Science (Nov. - Jan.)

Brrrrr! It’s cold outside! And what are we going to do? Make it even colder! Join our friendly frost experts for some spine-chilling science experiments. We will create dry ice bubbles, make our own snow, and SNOW much more! This show really does make science cool.

Seuss-sational Science (Feb. - May)

Meet the museum's resident "Seussical Scientist" as we bring Dr. Seuss' classics to life with experiments and silliness inspired by the legendary books! This larger than life program bridges literacy and STEM learning in a fun and engaging way!

Meets these State Educational Standards* Science Standards: Nebraska – SC.K.1; SC.1.2; SC.2.3 / Iowa - K-PS2; 1-PS4-2; 1-PS4-3, 2-PS1 Language Arts/Literacy: Nebraska – LA 0.1.1; LA 0.1.2; LA 0.1.5; LA 0.3; LA 1.1.1; LA 1.1.2; LA 1.1.5; LA 1.3.2; LA 2.1.1; LA 2.1.2; LA 2.1.5; LA 2.3.2 / Iowa – DOK1; DOK2

*Note: As of September 2021, the most recent list of standards from the Nebraska Department of Education are; Science 2017, Math 2015 and Language Arts 2014. For Iowa, the standards are Science 2015, Mathematics 2012 and Literacy 2016. Standards are listed from K to 3rd grade.


Festival and Family Night Fun!

Hosting a family night at your school? Looking for something festive for your festival? This is the option for you! Choose from bubbles, wind tunnel experiments, coding mice, or all of the above! You provide the participants; we’ll provide the fun!

1 hour: $250

2-3 hours: $345

4-6 hours: $500


Email us to Book your Outreach Now! or call (402) 342-6164 ext. 446

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