Drop-off: September 19 - October 2
BOO-tique Open: Sunday, October 4, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    • Drop off old costumes
    • Get “new” costumes cheap
    • Help raise funds for the museum

Between Sept. 19 and Oct. 2, families are invited to drop off gently used children’s costumes to the Welcome Desk. A token will be given for every costume donated. On October 4th, families are invited back and, for $5 per family, can enter the BOO-tique where they can redeem their tokens for “new” costumes. To make the process of trying on costumes easier, the Museum suggests children wear their swimsuits underneath their clothing. BOO-tique admission includes a reusable trick-or-treat bag while supplies last.

Drop offs made by Sept. 25 earn an orange voucher which get the earliest opportunity to shop at the BOO-tique, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Oct. 4. Costume drop offs made Sept. 26-Oct. 2 will be designated with a green voucher, so those families can begin shopping at 2:15 p.m. on event day. Starting at 3:30 p.m., the BOO-tique will open to everyone and costumes will be $5 each.

Anyone not looking for costumes, but who has costumes they would like to donate to the fundraiser, is welcome to drop them at Lincoln Children’s Museum any time before the event.

Click here to learn more.


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, October 22 & Friday, October 23
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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

Come dressed up to trick-or-treat around the mysterious third floor of the Museum, and then enjoy some EEK-o-friendly presentations and activities as you play on all three museum levels. And if you go green by bringing your Tenneco Happy HallowGreen bag from last year you’ll be entered to win a special prize! The fun lasts until 8 p.m. 

Tickets are required for all guests and are limited, so get yours early! Tickets good for one night only. 

Click here to learn more or buy tickets.


Sunday, November 8
1:00 - 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!
- Discovery Gallery full of 25 years of History of Lincoln Children's Museum
- Birthday Cake
- Twinkle Appearance

- Giveaways
- Live Entertainment

…and much more!

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Friday, December 4
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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.


Thursdays: Dec. 10 & 17 • 10 a.m., 5 & 6 p.m.
Saturdays: Dec. 5, 12 & 19 • 10 and 11 a.m., 1, 2 & 3 p.m.
Sundays: Dec. 6, 13 & 20 • 1, 2 & 3 p.m.

A great activity for the entire family. We supply the 15” house frame, frosting & a variety of candies and decorations, you bring the fun. 

     • $25 for Museum Members
     • $30 for Non-members (includes 2 free admissions)
     • Take-home kits available for $25 

Thursday, December 31
6:00 p.m.