Saturday, Aug. 15 10 a.m.-1 p.m. All aboard for a day of fun and learning! Children get an up-close look at—and appreciation for—various means of transportation and how these vehicles impact our daily lives, from the farm equipment that plows fields and the trains that haul important resources to the food and mail trucks that add conveniences to our everyday lives, this is a day to celebrate the work of tractors, trucks, trains as well as their operators!


Friday, Sept 11
7-10 p.m.

Stay curious. Be social. Play big. A night of over-sized games & outrageous fun! 
From tension-filled thrills to friendly competition, experience a night guaranteed to give you more play than you get on a typical weekend. With more than 20 games, you’re sure to feel like a kid again. 
    • See how you stack up in Jumbo Jenga!
    • Reign supreme as an elastic ninja in Mega Twister!
    • Protect your marbles or risk losing them all in KerPlunk!
    • Dominate your competition and become a Bucket Pong warrior!
    • Challange your friends to a super-sized Ladder Ball game! 

Monday, October 19

4:30-7:30 p.m. 

All children deserve the chance play in a safe, friendly environment with their parents, siblings and other children. Shining Star is a free and exclusive event, supported by May Flanagan Foundation, developed to serve families with children whose health has been compromised by a medical condition, specialized surgical procedures or medical treatments. This special event is closed to the general public to allow families who otherwise may not be able to visit the Museum an opportunity to enjoy a special night together away from the home or hospital.

For questions, please contact Jason Helgren, events coordinator at 402-477-4000 ext. 120.


Thursday, Oct. 22 & Friday, 23

We’ve put a fun, “eek”-o-friendly twist on Halloween festivities. This night of music, trick-or-treating and “green-themed” activities is a spooktacular time for the entire family!

Sunday, November 8
2-5:00 p.m. 

We are excited to celebrate our 25th Birthday Bash with you! 25 years of play and laughter. Join us for a spectacular celebration coming this November. We will also be unveiling two new exhibits to add to the excitement. Grow Zone will be perfect for our little toddler guest and Cuckoo Construction Tower for those who are ready to climb a three story exhibit. Be the first to play on our new exhibits at Lincoln Children's Museum

This event will include…

- Grand Opening of Cuckoo Construction, our biggest exhibit yet with three stories of climbing fun!
- Grand Opening of Grow Zone, the magical world where toddlers are safe to play and learn!
- Live Entertainment
- Birthday Cake
- Discovery Gallery full of 25 years of History of Lincoln Children's Museum
- Twinkle Appearance
- Balloon Drop
- Giveaways

…and much more!

Friday, Dec. 4

To kick off the holiday season, we invite children and families to help us deck the halls of the Museum. Of course no holiday party would be complete without a visit from Santa, who opens the world's most famous toy shop right in our Discovery Gallery! It's a night of song, dance, storytelling, indoor snowball fights, decoration making and special guest appearances.