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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.


On-site $219 for all programs except Dinos on the Loose, which is $350

Virtual live outreach $159. Add a character for an additional $25.

Pre-recorded $50

Pricing does not apply to Dinos on the Loose.

Comparing the Outreaches


On-site outreaches will occur in-person with a museum educator with the following guidelines. Based on the current recommendations for social gatherings in Douglas County we cannot do presentations in person for more than 75% of the capacity limit for an indoor space. If your classroom does not require masks for staff and students, we ask that you use our virtual outreach option. If masks are not worn at time of outreach, or proper social distancing is not adhered to we reserve the right to cancel without refund, or reschedule for either a virtual option or at a time when all students and faculty are masked. 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.

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.

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.


Have access to view a pre-recorded outreach program.


35-45 minutes for On-site and Virtual Live Outreaches. 20-25 minutes for Pre-Recorded 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.


7 days a week


  • Ready, Set, Play! Summer Series NEW!

This summer series is designed to be a more hands-on science investigation option. Each session is designed with the power of play in mind. You can reserve all three sessions or pick and choose which sessions you would like to bring to your kids. Best for small groups of 35-40 kids.


Artist or Scientist? Why not both!? Kiddos will be able to create their own chalk, learn about the chemical reaction that happen during the process, use measuring skills, and make exploding rainbows! Then try out being an artist. Using different artistic mediums take on a design challenge from our educator.


Channel your inner Olympian and get ready to move! From learning about our heart rate to playing games inspired by the Olympics, we will investigate how our body reacts during play. Who doesn’t want to play with an oversized volleyball?!


How can a hula hoop, bucket, and tape be a game? How are the parts of a game similar to the scientific method? During this session, kids will work together to create their own game and take on our Educator’s Engineering Challenge of the Day. Problem solving can require creative solutions, so let’s explore the possibilities of the imagination together!

  • The Tinkerer's Toy Box


What does "tinker" mean? Find out as we play with some terrific toys, goofy games, and radical robots. Explore simple machines and find out how to use them to create your own imaginative inventions.

Meets these State Educational Standards: SC.K.1; SC.1.6; SC.2.3; SC.3.1; SC.4.4; SC.4.6; SC.5.3

  • Seuss-sational Science


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: LA 0.1.1; LA 0.1.2; LA 0.1.5; LA 0.3.2; 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

SC.K.1; SC.1.2; SC.2.3

  • Space: It's Out of This World


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: SC.K.1; SC.1.11; SC.2.13; SC.4.13; SC.5.11; SC.5.13

  • The Amazing Bubble Show


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: SC.K.1.1; SC.K.12.3E; SC.1.6; SC.2.3; SC.3.1; SC.5.3

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 2.3.3; MA 3.1.1; MA 3.3.1; MA 3.3.3; MA 4.1.1; MA 4.3.1; MA 5.1.1; MA 5.3.1

  • Grossology


Did you know that your ears help you balance? Or that your intestines can be 25 feet in length? Discover some of the anatomy's most interesting facts in this disgustingly fun adventure. Make snot, discover how food travels in your intestines and what you need to keep your bodies healthy and strong.

Meets these State Educational Standards: LA 0.1.1; LA 0.1.5; LA 0.1.6; LA 0.3.2; LA 1.1.1; LA 1.1.5; LA 1.1.6; LA 1.3.2; LA 2.1.1; LA 2.1.5; LA 2.1.6; LA 2.3.2; LA 3.1.1; LA 3.1.5; LA 3.1.6; LA 3.3.2; LA 4.1.1; LA 4.1.5; LA 4.1.6; LA 4.3.2; LA 5.1.1; LA 5.1.5; LA 5.1.6; LA 5.3.2

SC.K.7; SC.2.7; SC.3.7; SC.3.9; SC.5.8

  • Mad Scientist


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: SC.K.1; SC.1.2; SC.2.3; SC.3.1; SC.4.2; SC.4.4; SC.5.3

  • Dinos on the Loose


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: SC.K.7; SC.2.7; SC.3.7.

Email us to Book your Outreach

or call (402) 342-6164 ext. 446

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