Omaha Children's Museum

#6 in Best Things To Do in Omaha
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500 South 20th St.

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Museums Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.9

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  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Located in the Old Market area, the Omaha Children's Museum contains a Creative Arts Center that allows kids to "make-and-take" art projects. There's also an Imagination Playground with a farm, a firehouse and a market, among other interactive exhibits, which are great for young children.

Recent visitors said their kids had a blast at this museum, and loved that it offered a lot of educational activities and interactive exhibits.

Admission to the Omaha Children's Museum costs $12 for adults and children ages 2 and older, $11 for those older than 60 and is free for kids younger than 2.The museum is open year-round Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the summer (from Memorial Day to Labor Day), the museum is also open on Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit its website.

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#1 Old Market

If you're looking for the heart of Omaha, you'll find it in Old Market. Here, the brick-paved streets are trotted on by horse-drawn carriages (for tourism) and lined with popular sites like the Joslyn Art Museum and the Omaha Children's Museum. There are independent coffee shops like Aromas and 13th Street Coffee Co. and fine dining establishments like The Boiler Room. There is a host of art galleries and shops too.

Most travelers say a visit to Old Market is a must, though some recommend parking your car near the Durham Museum and walking through the area, as the streets are bumpy (due to the cobblestones) and parking can be hard to come by. For more information on Old Market, visit the official website

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