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Omaha Children's Museum, Omaha

Categories: Children’s Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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  • This place is really need for children. We made paper cones to shoot and there are all kind of crafts to make. The air tubes that you put balls in all fun for all ages especially young children. 
  • So full disclosure here- I did not personally go and experience the fun as I was in a conference. But my wife took my little girls (ages 1 & 3) there and was able to make a day out of it. They had a b...  read more »
  • This place has a lot to do, but I wish there was more than one in Omaha as this becomes a go to place and it's a mad house. Also, the price is a little high in comparison to other things you could do ...  read more »
  • First time visiting and it was all it's supposed to be and more. My 3 year old absolutely had an awesome time. There were times when I lost sight of her but yet I was never uncomfortable to the point of worrying or having anxieties I've had in other places. It's very child oriented and while there's no real "museum" it is fun to watch all those children having fun! My ONLY negative was the older kids there. More than a few were well over the age of 8 which is supposed to be the applicable age cut off and when they threw the balls...they THREW them hard and wild and a couple of them kind of "commandeered" some of the areas and my daughter interrupted two of them "playing house" in the upstairs area of the play house. Not sure if more staff or a more strict staff monitoring the teens. A few did but they are kind of few and far between, while others just laughed and interacted with them. But all in all it was a good time. I'd give it 4.5 stars but not 5 because of the older child/teen issue.
  • This place is just so fun for the kids! There is a lot to do. One time I suggested that the employees be more involved with the kids and the next time I came, I noticed there were more employee's out, but all they did was stand around and talk to each other. One corrected my toddler to go back to the grocery store with the shopping cart. So that's not exactly what I had in my mind for more employee involvement. There are activities where employees are directly involved and they are always wonderful with all the kids.
  • OCM was the best part about our vacation to Omaha. Our 3-year-old was entertained for an entire day and still didn't want to leave. I think any kid under the age of 5 would think this place is unbeatable.
  • This is more of a carnival experience than museum. The noise from the exhibits and overhead music/PA system was so loud that you can see people wince. I think the museum should hire sound engineers to take decibel measurements because I guarantee you it is in a range to damage hearing. Our 3 year old didn't want to stay in certain areas because of the noise and we left after an hour because it was so disorienting. She's 3 so she usually enjoys screaming and singing loudly and this was just too much. We had to yell to each other to be heard. There is a lot of fun stuff to do but not much of it can be traced to learning. It really seems like an indoor carnival with flashing lights and overbearing sound. There is a central slide and play area on the first floor that is like a black box. If your child is small there are too many areas for them to come out that are out of your line of sight and with the crowds and noise it is extremely easy to get separated. Within our first 15 min I lost her because I couldn't see which way she exited the play gym. I couldn't hear her scream my name and I couldn't see her through the hundreds of people that were there. I found her running around trying to find me. We are not interested in going back unfortunately. I would recommend they re evaluate the exhibits that produce excess sound that is not essential to its function and look at flow of traffic within the building to eliminate the crowding.
  • It is definitely a fun place, but I would not consider it a museum, but an indoor play ground with opportunity for lots of creative play. I agree with a prior visitor's comments on how loud everything seemed to be; from the announcements on the speakers, to the actual "exhibitions" present. Add to that the loud sound that comes from children and their parents, and you have a recipe for headaches and potential hearing loss. I recommend this place for elementary age children, perhaps kindergarten through third or fourth grade. However, I did bring my nine years old sons, and they enjoyed the creative play. I did not get a chance to interact with many of the workers, but the few that I did speak with were courteous and informative. We enjoyed one show with Jose our "Bubble Maker". I thought he did a fantastic job. He captivated the children's attention as he demonstrated different ways of making bubbles big and small. Though it was a good place to spend some time on a rainy day, I will not be coming back, seeing that my sons have surpassed the non-advertised height restrictions on the exhibits. But, if I had younger ones, I would probably purchase a membership and a pair of good ear plugs.
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