plan your PLAY
The Lincoln Children’s Museum is where adventure takes place for children (and adults) of all ages!
The 23,000 sq. ft Museum engages a child’s sense of creativity, discovery, and play as they unlock new opportunities in every exhibit through experiential learning.
What should we play today?
wed – sat | 9am – 5pm
sun | 11am – 5pm
New Year’s Day | jan 1st
Easter | april 9th
Memorial Day | may 29th
Indepenence Day | july 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 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):
$12.95 + tax
Seniors (65+ years) :
*Admission is 50% off after 4pm.
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.
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.
Receive a discount of $2.50 per ticket (Group Size: 10-200*)
Chaperones: 1 adult per every 5 children
Reservations: Must be made at least two days in advance
*Includes adults and meant for families, for-profit organizations, those not affiliated with schools or daycares.
take a virtual tour through our exhibits!
Want to come back again and again?
Kazoo’s U-Stop Café
Fuel your big adventure by grabbing a snack at Kazoo’s U-Stop Café! Located on the upper floor near the airplane, The Café is serving up à la carte eats perfect for the whole family.
In partnership with U-Stop Shops, you can enjoy crowd-pleasers like chicken nuggets, hamburger or cheese pizza, and pretzel bites along with vegetarian options too! There’s something yummy for everyone. Pair it with a favorite drink to make it a meal.
Just want a small snack? A variety of kid-favorite crackers, chips and candies are available as well.
(No outside food or drinks allowed.)
location and parking
The Lincoln Children’s Museum is located in Downtown Lincoln, NE at 1420 P St.
City parking is available around the Museum. Many meters can be paid with coins, credit card, or the Passport mobile app. There are also two city parking garages located less than a block from the Museum: University Square at 101 N. 14th St. or the Larson Building at 1317 Q St.The first hour of parking is free in the parking garages. Visit ParkAndGo.org for more information.
Closest Parking Garages:
Located at 14 & ‘P’ Street
Access via 14th Street
Located at 14th and ‘Q’ Street
Access via ‘Q’ Street
Following your visit, stop by any of the boutiques, shops, or other spectacular museums surrounding the LCM!