** Masks are required for ages 5 and older during the city-wide mask mandate**
Tuesdays through Fridays 9 am - 4 pm
Saturdays & Sundays 9 am - 5 pm
Closed major holidays. (New Year's Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Eve; and Christmas Day) Open on some Mondays during school holidays.
General Admission Tickets
Advance Member and General Admission tickets are no longer required. Advance General Admission tickets are still available for your convenience.
Walk-ups are welcome!Buy General Admission Tickets
Under 24 months FREE
Kids 2-15 $14
Adults 16-59 $14
Seniors 60+ $13
Tickets purchased for the last hour of the day $5
All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 16 or older.
Gift cards are available for purchase at the front desk, reception desk and by phone. Click the button below for more information on gift memberships.
500 South 20th Street Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: (402) 342-6164 Fax: (402) 342-6165 Email: email@example.com
Park for FREE in the parking lot on the south side of the building. Metered parking is available on the surrounding streets. Museum entrance is located on the south side of the building. Overflow parking is available at Liberty Elementary School, 2021 St. Marys Ave., from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 3 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
Carousel and Train
Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 5 pm
Hours are subject to change.
Cost: $2.50 per ticket
Tickets may be purchased at the Front Desk, upstairs kiosk, or Rainbow Cafe.
Any adults standing on the carousel accompanying a child do not need a ticket.
Guidelines to Plan Your Visit
Our permanent exhibits are indoors, as well as the special exhibit Block Party.
Our mask policy: Unvaccinated children play here. In accordance with the city-wide mask mandate, masks are required for all visitors ages 5 and older. Masks are recommended for children between the ages of 2 and 5, if they are able. We are unable to offer medical exemption at this time. Museum staff will wear a mask at all times in public spaces. Free masks are available for guests who need one.
We are open Tuesday–Friday, 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday & Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm.
The gift shop is open.
The carousel and train (with appropriate spacing and sanitizing) will be open.
The museum has ended its occupancy cap. Reservations are no longer required.
In order to utilize the Omaha Children’s Museum premises and services, the holder of this ticket assumes all risks and dangers on behalf of the ticketholder and/or the ticketholder’s children arising out of or relating to the risk of contacting COVID-19 and hereby forever releases and waives any right to bring suit against Omaha Children’s Museum, its directors, officers, employees, and agents for any losses, damages, or injuries (including illness or death) from exposure or infection of COVID-19 and agrees that he or she understands that the foregoing waiver means the holder of this ticket releases all claims for losses, damages, or injuring (including illness or death), including but not limited to claims of negligence against Omaha Children’s Museum, its directors, officers, employees, or its agents.
Our Main Entrance is on the south side of the building facing the parking lot. Please use the doors on the left. The doors on the right-hand side are for exiting only.
Wheelchairs are available (limited supply).
Bathrooms will be accessible on the first and second floors. Please keep in mind the limit of people admitted into the restroom.
IDs and online reservation receipts will be checked at the front entrance.
Memberships are non-transferable.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
During your visit, museum staff members may take pictures or videos of visitors for marketing purposes. If you wish not to be photographed, please tell the front desk.
Our Membership Program
Omaha Children’s Museum extended membership expiration dates to compensate for the time we’ve been closed in 2020. This applies to memberships active during or purchased during the closure.Become a Member Today!
We’re all in this together.
In response to coronavirus and in adherence to city, state and federal guidelines, the following are the general principles guiding Omaha Children’s Museum operations.
Social Distancing is encouraged
Educational programs will be limited to discourage clustering of guests.
Marked spacing in lines for six-foot distancing.
Guests ages 5 and older must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth while inside the museum. If you are unable to wear a mask, please visit the museum at another time. We are unable to offer medical exemptions at this time. Guests 4 and younger are encouraged to wear coverings, if it is safe to do so. (The city of Omaha mask mandate was issued January 12, 2022. Employees of the museum are required to wear masks. Disposable masks are available at the front desk to anyone who needs one.)
The face painting tables will not have shared paint products.
Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the museum.
Adherence to local, state and federal guidelines for health and safety.
Continually sanitizing surfaces throughout the day.
Face masks, face shields and/or plexiglass in areas of close contact with guests.
Reduced or eliminated touch points with guests when possible.
Additional access to hand sanitizers and disinfectants in work areas.
Food and Beverage
The Rainbow Cafe is now open, with your safety in mind. We have cleaning procedures in place to make sure the food is prepared safely. Socially distanced tables are located in the Mammoth Munch Room (located next to the Rainbow Cafe) for eating. Hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11 AM - 3 PM and Saturday & Sunday, 11 AM to 4 PM
A limited number of packaged snacks and popcorn will be available for purchase at the Gift Shop.
Guests are asked to refrain from eating inside exhibit spaces.
We know that kids like to eat…all the time. For your convenience, there is a picnic area outside the museum’s south entrance furnished with tables. There is also a seating area with tables just inside the museum’s south entrance and a seating area on the second floor by the Rainbow Café.
Drinking fountains are located outside the restrooms off the lobby on the main floor and outside the second-floor restrooms.
Rides and Amenities
Rides are available on The Bay Family Carousel and the train following current restrictions for social distancing and adjusting capacity as needed.
Additional cleaning and disinfecting measures are in place for rides.
Family Discovery Room
Need to take a quick break? The museum’s Family Room, inside Imagination Playground (see museum map here), offers several tables, chairs, and a couch for a quiet place to unwind. For your convenience, there is also a private Nurture Room for breastfeeding. There’s also plenty of reading/resource materials for children and adults.
The entire museum is wheelchair-friendly. An elevator connects the first and second floors.
All restrooms (including the first-floor family restroom) and water fountains are wheelchair accessible.
Accessible parking spaces are located in the museum parking lot off of St. Mary’s Avenue.
Service animals are always welcome. And you can always bring a one-on-one aide or therapist to Omaha Children’s Museum with you for free.
We recognize that the museum can get loud! We offer Sensory Bags at the front desk that include headphones, gloves, sunglasses, and other items. If your child needs a quieter spot, or a more focused activity, visit these spots:
Family Discovery Room
Wiggle Room – for guests 3 years old or younger
To plan your visit at a quieter time, the museum is typically quiet on school weekdays in the afternoon.
If your child needs pressure, several exhibits in the Charlie Campbell Science Center have cranks that require effort to move.
If your child has difficulty with transitions, we recommend visiting towards the end of the day. Museum staff members make several announcements in preparation for closing. At that time, all visitors are encouraged to visit their favorite exhibit one more time, then make their way to the coatroom and depart for home.
If you have any questions related to accessibility, please call the Museum at (402) 342-6164 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org before your visit. Omaha Children’s Museum is fully accessible. Many traveling exhibits are also fully accessible. See individual exhibit pages for more information.
Restrooms with Changing Tables
There are restrooms with multiple stalls and changing tables on both floors.
Small Potties & Handle Flushes
For those who are in the process of potty training, and those who simply prefer small potties (with handles that flush, rather than automatic flushes), they are located next to the Light Piano on the first floor.
A large family restroom is located just outside the Imagination Playground on the first floor.
For Your Stuff
Coat and Bag Lockers
There are lockers near the entrance by the front desk available for rental. They are perfect for storing anything you don’t want to hold while you play! It's 50¢ for a small locker, and 75¢ for a large locker.
Stroller parking is available near the stairs, and next to the Wiggle Room in Imagination Playground.
Lost and found is located at the museum’s front desk.
Got a boo boo? Basic first aid materials are available at the museum’s front desk. Managers are also trained in basic first aid procedures.