The Lincoln Children’s Museum instills a love of learning for children of all ages through the lens of discovery and play.
wed – sat | 9am – 5pm
sun | 11am – 5pm
New Year’s Day | january 1st
Easter | april 9th
Memorial Day| may 29th
Independence Day | july 4th
Labor Day | september 4th
Halloween | october 31st
Thanksgiving Day | november 23rd
Christmas Eve | december 24th
Christmas Day | december 25th
*New Year’s Eve | december 31st
*(Open only for Make Believe Midnight. Registration required. See event details here.)
NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED: Snacks, drinks, and more are available at Kazoo’s U-Stop Cafe located on the upper floor of the Museum.
OPEN POLICY: Hours may change without advance notice due to staffing, weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. Please follow us on social media or call the museum for the most up to date information.
VISITOR POLICY: For the safety and security of all guests, all adults aged 16 or older may not enter the museum unless accompanied by an infant or by a child aged 12 years or younger. All infants and children must be accompanied by an adult for the entirety of the museum visit. If visiting the museum as a larger group, we require that a 1:5 adult to child/infant ratio is met for the visit.
Infants (0-18 months):
Children (19 months-15 years):
Adults (16+ years) :
Seniors (65+ years):
$11.95 + tax
*Admission is 50% off after 4pm.
open on the following LPS ‘no school’ days:
march 15th, 16th, 17th
april 7th, 27th, 28th
PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE: The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency is still on-going. COVID-19 is a very contagious disease that can lead to serious illness and sometimes death. There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present; including the Lincoln Children’s Museum. By entering the museum you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
If you or anyone in your party feels sick, please do not enter the museum.
tinker theater hours
thurs – sat | 10am – 3:30pm
sun | 11am – 3:30pm
Tinker Theater is also closed on the Museum’s listed ‘closed’ dates.
Kazoo’s U-Stop Cafe hours
fri | 11am – 3pm
sat | 11am – 4pm
sun | 11am – 3pm
Kazoo’s U-Stop Cafe is also closed on the Museum’s listed ‘closed’ dates.
Join us for Discovery on the Deck!
Discover new hands-on, minds-on activities every Wednesday this summer during our Discovery on the Deck activity series!
When you come to play on Wednesdays, step outside on our deck located on the third floor of the Museum. Join our playologist-led S.T.E.A.M. activity sessions great for curious kiddos and grownups alike!
The Orchard exhibit
maintenance announcement: The Orchard is OPEN for PLAY again!
Thank you for your patience.
The Orchard is our recently renovated treehouse on the upper floor of the Museum! Push, jump, and turn through this exhibit to see what apple items you can make, learn about how honey bees and apple trees are best buddies, sell pretend items at the Apple Market, and more!
register now for summer camps!
From treetops to airplane runways, to lunar landscapes, there is no destination too high or too far that can’t be reached through the power of play! The Lincoln Children’s Museum provides limitless possibilities to children of all ages in 23,000 sq. ft of exhibits.
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create. discover. learn.
The Grow Zone is a space specifically designed to encourage the growth of our youngest guests (ages 0-3).
Meet our largest exhibit yet! A clock towering three stories from the lower level of the Museum all the way to the top floor!
A pint-sized pretend restaurant where kiddos can serve up an iconic Original Runza Sandwich, Frings and so much more!