February 24, 2016
by admin


SUN_FUNIt’s here…the list of this summer’s Adventure camps!

Remember registration begins Tuesday March 1st thru March 22nd for CMCN members only and opens up

to the general public March 23rd.  Camps do fill up so be sure to register early!

2016 Sizzling Summer Science & Nature Camps

At the Children’s Museum of Central Nebraska 12th & Marian Road

These fun days will begin Tuesday May 31st and run in weekly sessions through Friday July 22nd.  Children will explore science, art, cooking and nature through hands-on activities!  Sign up for 1 or all 8 of the fun-filled learning weeks!  Every Friday we will meet at a local park.  Call 463-3300 to enroll.  Camps fill up early and class size is limited so enroll your child early!! Week 7 is for 6-9 yr olds.   Camp registration forms must be filled out and returned at the museum.

Cost is $50 CMCN members and $55 for non-members. $5 Discount for siblings in same camp.


Week 1– May 31-June 3rd– 9:00am-11:30am  ONE IN A MINION CAMP Ages 3-6 yrs.  THIS CAMP IS FULL!

This camp is all about those wild and crazy Minions…crafts, games, and snacks! Brush up on your Minonese language skills and get ready for a week of silly fun! Mem. $50 Non-Members $55


Week 2– June 7-10th– 9:00-11:30am  FLOAT YOUR BOAT!! Ages 3-6 yrs.   THIS CAMP IS FULL!

This camp is all about building a boat that will FLOAT, race, hold weight…Science, art, problem solving all in one fun-filled week!

Members $50 Non-Members $55


Week 3-June 14-17th– 9:00-11:30am  SUPER HERO SCIENCE Ages 3-6yrs.    THIS CAMP IS FULL!

This Super Hero Camp is inspired by favorite comic characters and will encourage young, heroic scientists through experiments and activities! Mem. $50 Non-Mem$55


Week 4 –June 21–24th-9:00-11:30am SEE YA LATER ALLIGATOR! Ages 3-6 yrs. THIS CAMP IS FULL!

This Summer Camp is all about alligators and crocodiles!! We will explore these scaly reptiles with games, crafts, snacks and stories!

Mem. $50 Non-Members $55



Campers will journey under the sea and enjoy crafts, games, and stories about mermaids and will get to spend a morning with Ariel the Disney mermaid during this fun-filled week!

Mem. $50 Non-Members $55


Week 6- July 5th-8th -9:00-11:30am  SHARK WEEK Ages 3-6 yrs. THIS CAMP IS FULL!

Discovery Channel Shark Week is finally here.!! This camp will be a captivating week full of the ocean’s most feared creatures.

Mem. $50 Non-Members $55


Week 7- July 12-15th – 9:00-11:30am MELTIN’ AWAY ART Ages 6-9 yrs.

Campers will combine all kinds of fun ways to do art using the Summer Heat and other HOT methods!

Mem. $50 Non-Mem $55


Week 8- July 19-22nd – 9:00-11:30am CHEF COMBO’S MAGIC CARPET RIDE Ages 3-6 yrs.  THIS CAMP IS FULL!

Campers will meet Chef Combo Nation and fill their Tasting Passports as they take a cooking trip around the world on Chef Combo’s Magic Carpet. Mem. $50 Non-Members $55

January 4, 2013
by admin

A New Years Resolution: Play More!

It’s that time of year again when we all resolve to make some changes that will have a positive impact on the lives of our families. What could be more life-enhancing than nurturing creativity? How you ask? The Children’s Museum of Central Nebraska offers a simple answer. Resolve to make (more) room in your life for play.
So this new year join us at CMCN in resolving to play more!

I recently ran across this list of the Top 10 Things Children Really Want Their Parents To Do with them… Maybe add a few of these to your New Year Resolutions as well!
1. Come into my bedroom at night, tuck me in, sing me a song, and tell me stories about when you were little.
2. Give me hugs and kisses and sit and talk with me privately.
3. Spend quality time just with me, not with my brothers and sisters around.
4. Give me nutritious food so I can grow up healthy.
5. At dinner talk about what we could do together on the weekend.
6. At night talk to me about about anything; love, school, family etc.
7. Let me play outside (and at the Children’s Museum) alot!
8. Cuddle under a blanket and watch our favorite TV show together.
9. Discipline me. It makes me feel like you care.
10. Leave special messages in my desk or lunch bag.

June 6, 2012
by admin

New Additions and Exhibits At The Children’s Museum

Hope everyone is having a good summer so far! Be sure to come in and enjoy the new additions/exhibits that are coming to the museum! The new BIG Firetruck has arrived and has already become a very popular addition to our Fire Safety Area. Also coming is a HUGE train table and a News & Weather Station…kids can role play being a anchorwoman/man and or give the local or national weather! See you soon and remember… PLAY is children’s Work!! These new additions are thanks to the BIG Success of our Fundraiser in late March!

April 4, 2012
by admin

Wow…what a FUN-Raiser Night!!

Thanks to all who helped in the organizing, set-up, clean-up, donation of auction items, ticket sales, etc. The Adult Fun-Raiser night was a huge success! Tonya (Event organizer) YOU ARE A ROCK STAR!! Now the fun of deciding on new additions/exhibits for the Children’s Museum with the funds raised.

March 1, 2012
by admin

Play is Children’s Work…

A Word from Raffi (Children’s singer, entertainer and advocate)

 Maria Montessori, one of the last century’s most brilliant educators, said that “play is the work of children.”  I often quote her when speaking to groups of parents and teachers, and then add, “and young children are 100% employed, all the time.”

It’s through play that children make sense of things, from their own physical bodies to the web of animals and people in their lives.  In a society dominated by “work,” adults sometimes trivialize play, forgetting that it inspires both imagination and creativity—what we all need to become the best we can be.

Play takes its own time; remember, it’s called “play and not “fast forward.”  Lifelong learning and emotional health begin with child’s play.  Play’s the thing!  So get on out to your Children’s Museum and PLAY!!