Omaha Children's Museum
500 South 20th Street
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, 68102
The Omaha Children's Museum is a nonprofit learning and exploration space for young people in downtown Omaha, Nebraska.
The museum was founded in 1976 by Karen Levin, Jane Ford Hawthorne, Betty Hiller, and a group of local educators. It began as a traveling group of exhibits and activities, and today occupies a 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m2) space in Downtown Omaha. The museum has a Board of Directors composed of community members.
In 1989 the museum moved to its current and permanent home.
The permanent exhibits include the Creative Arts Center, which features a theater, Artist-in-Residence Studio, community sculpture and art island; the "Charlie Campbell Science and Technology Center", which houses the "Super Gravitron", a ball machine where balls powered by air wind and water travel through tubes and on rails, and an inventors workshop, pulley and vacuum chairs and the "Science Showplace" where live science presentations take place.
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