your invitation

to imagination

The Lincoln Children’s Museum instills a love of learning for children of all ages through the lens of discovery and play.

Leap Day of PLAY!

Join us for Leap Day for a hoppin’ good time!

Thursday, February 29 | 9am – 5pm

When you come to the Museum on Leap Day, find all the coolest animals that LEAP! Learn about these amazing creatures and see if you can leap as far as them! Plus, look forward to extra fun in Tinker Theater with Leap Day STEM activities and make-and-take crafts.

Read Across America Super Saturday

We’re kicking off our first Super Saturday by celebrating Read Across America Day at the Museum! Enjoy all your favorites at the Museum, PLUS so much added fun!

National Ag Day Celebration

Sponsored by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, enjoy a FREE evening of play and activities with real Nebraska farmers in the Museum’s all-new Here We Grow exhibit. 

Get up close and personal with a real tractor on-site, live animal encounters, cow pot planting, games, and more, all designed to educate and entertain.


regular schedule

wed – sat | 9am – 5pm

sun | 11am – 5pm

* See sensory-friendly playtime dates & times here.

closed on:

New Year’s Day | january 1st

Easter | march 31st 

Memorial Day| may 27th

Independence Day | july 4th

Labor Day | september 2nd

Halloween | october 31st

Thanksgiving Day | november 28th

Christmas Eve | december 24th

Christmas Day | december 25th

open on the following LPS ‘no school’ days:

january 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th

february 16th

march 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 29th

april 26th


Infants (0-18 months):

Youth (19 months-15 years):
$14.95 +tax

Caretakers (16+ years) :
$12.95 +tax

Seniors (65+ years):
$11.95 + tax

Museums for All program:


*Admission is 50% off after 4pm.

– does not apply to the Museums for All admission price.

WEAPONS POLICY: The Lincoln Children’s Museum prohibits firearms, knives, or weapons of any kind.

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.

VISITOR POLICY: Exhibits and programs are designed for children ages 0-12. For the safety and security of all guests, to enter the Museum your group must include an infant or child (ages 0-12) accompanied by a caretaker age 16 or older. We welcome individuals with disabilities who will benefit from our exhibits and programs.

All infants and children must be accompanied by their age 16+ caretaker for the entirety of the museum visit and at no point should children be left unattended.

If visiting the museum as a larger group, we require that a 1:5 adult to child/infant ratio is met for the visit.

Please read our Visitor Code of Conduct

tinker theater hours

current schedule

fri – 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

current hours

sat | 11am – 4pm

sun | 11am – 3pm

Kazoo’s U-Stop Cafe is also closed on the Museum’s listed ‘closed’ dates.

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.

grow zone

The Grow Zone is a space specifically designed to encourage the growth of our youngest guests (ages 0-3). 

cuckoo construction

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!