On Stage, Outer Space and Everywhere in Between:

There's Plenty for Kids to Explore this Summer

Joslyn Art Museum

You can give your child’s creative side a work-out this summer with art camps and classes for ages 4-18. The Joslyn also offers a Saturday surprise, every other Saturday morning where kids can enjoy simple art-making activities guided by staff. The EdTech Gallery has Art Packs and printed gallery games. And the museum also offers Doodle Parties and Family Fun Days.

Call 402.342.3300 or visit joslyn.org.

Omaha Children’s Museum


The Omaha Children’s Museum’s summer exhibit is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which brings together memorable moments and adventures from the film and the book.

This summer, the museum’s theater transforms into Fairytale Land complete with themed programs, including the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

During WorldFest, guests learn about the cultures of each of Omaha’s sister cities with food and live entertainment.

Call 402.342.6164 or visit ocm.org. 

Strategic Air & Space Museum


Strategic Air & Space Museum’s Super Science Summer Camps include the brand new ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ camp. Kids will be flying…literally. They’ll fly in a private plane, build and launch rockets and send a helium balloon into near space. 

Robotics camp teaches kids about robots. SASM also has Mad Scientist Camp and the NASA Kennedy Space Center travel camp where the kids travel to Florida to see NASA up-close.

Call (800) 358-5029 or visit SASMuseum.com/education.

Heartland Gondolas

Heartland Gondolas offers boat rides around the Con Agra Lagoon at Heartland of America Park. There is a Venetian Gondola for couples and families that carries 4 to 6 passengers. They also have a big boat for groups of up to 30 passengers, the Caorlina. Heartland Gondolas is open weekend afternoons and evenings as well as by appointment.

Call 402-498-1826 or visit heartlandgondolas.com.


During Pre-K Summer Day Camps, campers will explore various themes each week, like going on a safari or learning about dinosaurs. Each week is educational and fun with crafts, games, stories, and snacks.

The Y has a variety of options for kids 5 to 12 years old such as its Summer Day Camps. From Animal Planet week to Invention Station week, the summer is packed with exciting and educational themes and activities.

Information is available at metroymca.org.

Rose Theater

“From ­­­­Shakespeare in Hollywood and Harry Potter’s all-day Hogwarts Adventure, to Hip Hop dance class and musical theater camps, there will be something for every age and skill level,” said Julie Walker, Rose Theater Managing Director.

Summer options range from six-week dance classes, musical theater camps and acting & voice camp, all taught by veteran performers.

Call 402.345.4849 or visit rosetheater.org.

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