Omaha Children’s Museum: New Exhibits + Giveaway!

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New Exhibits at the Omaha Children’s Museum

Des Moines is a pretty amazing city that offers so much to do, but do you know what else makes Des Moines so awesome? How close it is to other major cities in the Midwest.

If you have been following Des Moines Parent for awhile, you may know we love to travel and explore. One of our favorite places to visit, not too far west from us is Omaha. Omaha offers plenty to do. More than 100 things to be exact, but one of our favorites is the Omaha Children’s Museum.

Omaha Children's Museum

The Omaha Children’s Museum is filled with things to see and do all day long! Including camps, events, and rotating exhibits. We visited at the beginning of April and just made another trip a couple of weeks ago and I was amazed at how much the museum had changed and offered even more educational and fun things to do.

S.T.E.A.M. Cave

When we visited in April this portion was under construction and I wondered what they were doing behind the scenes. They were renovating their science area and have created something even more fun!

The S.T.E.A.M. Cave is a hands-on science learning lab designed to stimulate the environment of an underground cave with steam pipes flowing through it. The Omaha Children’s Museum has partnered up with NASA and presents NASA-created programs that have been modified to target the children between the ages of 4 and 8 years old. Some fun examples of programs include Mars rover races, learning about space volcanoes, and astronaut training.

S.T.E.A.M. Cave, Omaha Children's Museum

In the same area of the museum, you will find other exhibits that are geared towards to S.T.E.A.M. principles including the Glowworm Cavern where you can explore bioluminescence, Giga Guitar Table, and one of my kid’s favorites Grace Hopper’s Brain.

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer

When I heard there was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle exhibit, I knew my kids would be excited but I was not sure what to expect. I was amazed on how much there was for the kids to do all centered around the four funny turtles. You can check out live turtles and rats or even watch the Radical Rats Animal Show. Dress up as the Ninja Turtles, design and build a spy bot, do some ninja training, or test your knowledge of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and answer some trivia questions.

This exhibit will be at the Omaha Children’s Museum now until September 2.

Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Omaha Children's Museum

Children’s China: Celebrating Culture, Character, and Confucius

We enjoyed walking through this cultural exhibit and experiencing common things in China. Not only did the kids enjoy all of the activities within this exhibit, I also learned a ton about children in China. It was very interesting. The pictures and videos of the cute Pandas were an added bonus.

This exhibit will be at the Omaha Children’s Museum now until August 19.

Children's China Exhibit, Omaha Children's Museum

Ready to take the short drive to visit the Omaha Children’s Museum? I am giving away a Family Admission pass which admits up to four people for one visit to the museum! How awesome is that?! A great reason to plan a summer getaway.

Fun Fact: If you have a Science Center of Iowa or Tri Membership, your admission is FREE at the Omaha Children’s Museum.

Giveaway runs until Sunday, June 24. The winner will be notified via email.

Enter here!


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

24 thoughts on “Omaha Children’s Museum: New Exhibits + Giveaway!

  1. Leo! 😉

  2. Avatar Chrissy Ervasti says:


  3. Avatar Angeles Zurita says:


  4. Michelangelo

  5. Avatar Emily Bainter says:

    My kiddo is currently obsessed with all things underground so I know he’d go C R A Z Y for these exhibits! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Avatar Allison Canning says:


  7. Donatello!

  8. Avatar Jennifer F says:

    Hmmm… Leonardo.

  9. Avatar Abigail W. says:

    I honestly don’t know a thing about TMNT, ha. We weren’t allowed to watch them growing up. Can I still enter? 😉

  10. This is awesome! Thank you for the chance!

  11. Donatello

  12. Leonardo, dude! Thanks for an awesome contest!

  13. Leo!

  14. Mikey!!! <3

  15. Avatar Britney Wilson says:


  16. We were excited to see the TMNT exhibit was there too! My son only draws people as ninja turtles and he’s usually Mikey!

  17. Avatar Nicole Kosby says:

    Well we were planning on going went and we are flying out of Omaha in September but now we have to go twice because my boys cannot miss out on the Ninja Turtles it’s their favorite as for my favorite Ninja Turtle it’s Mikey who can resist Mikey

  18. Awesome!

  19. Donatello!

  20. Michaelangelo

  21. I would play turtles with boys at school and I always ended up being April…

  22. Donatello!

  23. Michaelangelo! ?

  24. Leonardo! My girls love TMNT! Hero’s in half shelf – turtle

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