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Cost of Admission

Children 0 - 18 Months:   FREE 

Children 18 Months - 15 Years:   $10.95*

Adults 16 Years and above:  $9.95*

Members:  FREE 

Have so much fun you can't wait to come back? You can apply the amount you spent on admission to the purchase of a membership within a week of your visit. Membership is less than the price of a year of Netflix, and so worth every penny!

Find out more about our memberships here

Military & first responder discount: $1 off each person in party with valid ID
Military & first responders also receive a generous discount on basic memberships. Purchase your membership at the Welcome Desk to take advantage of this offer. 

*Plus Tax

Admission Policy

Children must be accompanied by a responsible chaperone age 16 or older. 

Groups should have a child to adult ratio of at least 5 to 1.

Adults must be accompanied by a child to be admitted.  

Visitors meeting with Museum staff should wait in the lobby while the Welcome Desk contacts the staff member. 

College students visiting for educational purposes are required to check in at the Welcome Desk and to wear a student badge at all times. 

Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. All specials and promotions limited to stock on hand and capacity restrictions. We reserve the right to limit quantities on promotion products.

Hours of Operation

Sun:   1 pm – 5 pm
Mon:   9:30 am -- 5 pm*
Tue:   9:30 am – 5 pm**
Wed:   9:30 am – 5  pm
Thu:   9:30 am – 5 pm
Fri:   9:30 am – 5 pm
Sat:   9:30 a.m. – 5 pm

*The Museum is open Monday from Memorial Day through Labor Day and when Lincoln Public Schools is not in regular session
**The Museum is open at 8:30 am on Tuesdays for Members Only Hour


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Members Only Hour

Join us Tuesday mornings at 8:30 am for Members Only Hour before the Museum opens to the general public. Bring your little ones after you drop the older ones at school and enjoy a quieter and less crowded Museum experience just for member families!

First Friday Family Night

Instead of our late night hours being on Thursdays, starting in January the Museum will be open until 7:30 on the first Friday of every month to accommodate working families who don’t have a chance to come during the day. To make it even more accessible, we’ll be offering free parking in the University Square Parking garage at 101 N 14th Street (access to garage is off of P street, just before 14th, look for signage the night of the event). Each family night will have a specific theme with lots of fun activities and even costumed characters to keep your kiddos entertained all night. 

Holiday Hours

New Year's Day
Easter Sunday
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Early Close at 2 pm: 
Fourth of July

Memorial Day
Labor Day


Street Address: 1420 P Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

Located in the beautiful 'P' Street District of Downtown Lincoln, the Museum's impressive three-story building with fun architecture and bronze statues is hard to miss.  Adjacent to the green space and fountains of Centennial Mall and within walking distance to many family-friendly restaurants and museums, Lincoln Children's Museum is a great starting point to explore downtown. The famous Nebraska State Capitol and University of Nebraska are also within close walking distance. 

Click here to see what else Downtown Lincoln has to offer.


City parking is available around the Museum. The first hour of parking is free in the parking garages. Many meters can be paid with coins, credit card, or the Passport mobile app (the Museum does not validate parking). Visit for more information.   

Closest Parking Garages:

University Square
Located at 14th & ‘P’ Street
Access via 14th Street

Larson Building
Located at 14th and ‘Q’ Street
Access via ‘Q’ Street

Call the Museum for school/tour buses parking information. Lincoln Children's Museum does not validate parking.

Food and Drinks

Make a day of it and bring your lunch! If you bring food from home, you are welcome to enjoy it in the designated picnic areas around the Museum (look for the signs). We offer a snack area with tables, chairs, and highchairs. There is also space to eat on our balcony if the weather permits. 

When bringing outside food into the Museum, please remember that some children suffer from life-threatening allergies, so avoid serving peanut butter and other allergens. Please help us keep our Museum safe for everyone by following these rules. 

If you forget a snack, it's ok! We provide a fully stocked selection of snacks & drinks (with healthy options too) for purchase in Twinkle's Toy Store!

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