June 4, 11, 18 & 25

Join us for four weeks of live music performances featuring popular children's bands from across the country, including two of Lincoln's in-demand bands: The String Beans and The Mighty Magic Pants! This FREE, family concert series takes place each Thursday evening in June and is held outdoors on the Museum Plaza. The evening beings at 5 p.m. with the preconcert show and pizza sales. At 6 p.m., a different musical performer takes the stage for nearly an hour of live music. The event is presented as a way to give back to the community while introducing children to different styles of music to develop a sense of music appreciation.

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!

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

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!

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.