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

* See sensory-friendly playtime dates & times here.

closed on:

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.)

open on the following LPS ‘no school’ days:

october 13th

november 22nd, 24th

december 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th

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.

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.

The Orchard exhibit

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!

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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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!