What to Expect at Kiewit Luminarium in Omaha

luminarium in omaha, nebraskaKiewit Luminarium is the newest addition to the RiverFront area in Omaha and the only science museum in the city.

The Luminarium opened this spring and features more than 100 interactive exhibits and a kaleidoscope of engaging programs for all ages to explore and discover the intersection of science, art, and human perception. 

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It offers an incredible educational experience for all ages. Explore physics, biology, technology, innovation, and more. Curiosity is welcome as visitors are invited to dream, play, explore, and experiment with the exhibits. 

A playground (for children ages 5 to 12) on the second floor has climbable structures and ropes modeled after complex shapes and geometry. Other exhibits include a stream table where you can learn about how rivers flow and a quiet walking area that teaches about how sound travels. 

Another exhibit focuses on the art and science behind fashion.

One of the goals of the museum is to make science and technology available and accessible to all.

The world-class facility is located in downtown Omaha on the riverfront. Visitors can enjoy views of the river as well as an outdoor dining terrace. 

Looking for more family fun? Check out our Monthly Events Guide.

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Check out the Makers Space

We loved this hands-on area where “luminators” give demonstrations and guide you through experiments.

Kiewit Luminarium, Omaha Nebraska Makers Space
Makers Space at Kiewit Luminarium, Omaha Nebraska

Things to Know about the Kiewit Luminarium

Reserve timed-entry tickets in advance online. Kids 4 and under are free. Memberships are also available. Parking is free. 

Kiewit Luminarium is closed on Tuesdays and open late Thursdays for adults. 

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, happy hour menus, and baked goods at Fig cafe. It is locally owned and operated by the owners of Lola in Dundee. 

Have you been to the Kiewit Luminarium yet? What’s your favorite exhibit?

Andrea Cooley
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