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.


regular schedule

wed – sat | 9am – 5pm

sun | 11am – 5pm

closed on:

New Year’s Day | january 1st

Easter | april 17th

Memorial Day| may 30th

Independence Day | july 4th

Labor Day | september 5th

Halloween | october 31st

Thanksgiving Day | november 24th

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):
$14.95 +tax

Adults (16+ years) :
$12.95 +tax

Seniors (65+ years):
$11.95 + tax


open on the following LPS ‘no school’ days:

october 14th

november 23rd, 25th

 december 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th

february 17th

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

current schedule

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

current schedule

fri | 11am – 3pm

sat | 11am – 4pm

sun | 11am – 3pm 

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

candy house take-home kits available now!

Take home some holiday fun!

It’s up to you whether you make a cozy home for Mr. & Mrs. Claus or a toy shop for the elves, but rest assured there are enough supplies to create a festive house perfect for display this season (all while supporting the Museum!).

Let your imagination get the best of you with this festive holiday structure sure to keep your kids creating!

make believe midnight

Join us for our Make Believe Midnight event!

Come early with your little ones from 9:00am – 11:30am or join us from 1:00-3:30pm and get home before bedtime. Pick the time that works best for your family and celebrate with us at our dance party, bubble-wrap stomp, and an amazing countdown with a bubble drop & pop, and more!

Registration is required for this event.

Tickets go on sale December 1st!

register now for day camps!

Did you know we offer camps on days when Lincoln Public Schools are not in session?


With different themes and S.T.E.A.M.-inspired activities to match, each camp is guaranteed to be a full day of play!

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.

Enjoy super-hero-sized benefits and support the Museum’s mission by becoming a member today.

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!