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“I'd give it a 3.5 if I could”

Lincoln Children's Museum
Ranked #4 of 77 things to do in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Lincoln Children's Museum invites families to create, discover and learn through the power of play. Offering three floors and 23,300 square feet of hands-on exhibits and imaginative programs that allow children and adults to discover the adventure of learning through play together.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the Children's Museum with a 2 and a 5 year old on a Friday. Our first impression was that it was large with a lot of activities for the kids. But admission was $9.50 no matter your age. This is normal for other Children's Museums but just feels expensive. After all the parents don't have anything to "do" other than watch and participate with their children. Plus while there were a lot of activities each station seemed to lack props. For example, the little post office had no mail, packages, or anything really to do. The hospital had exactly one baby and a handful of stethoscopes. Where are the toys? My wife thought the Omaha one is smaller but much better equipped with props and costumes. Overall it was a good experience but not worth driving from Omaha to do. Better to stay in Omaha and enjoy the one here.

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Ariel S, Manager at Lincoln Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We apologize for the lack of props. Kids tend to take the props all around the Museum to different areas as they play. Who doesn't love to take the baby doll into the airplane? Or deliver mail to the in the Prairie Dog Tunnels? That being said, we try our best to keep them in the areas they belong and I will communicate to staff to monitor this better as we understand that it affects other guests experiences. Again, thank you for your feedback and for visiting us!

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This museum is larger, and has many more activities than its Omaha counterpart! It was a bit expensive but worth it! (Be prepared to feed the parking meters too) There are 3 separate floors and everything from glow in the dark room, to a space ship and everything in between! Kids will absolutely find an area they love! I will go back!

Thank Amy M
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This place has so many fun activities for all ages! Yes, parents, you will be involved here as well. There are three floors with tons of activities, a stage for your stars of the family. There are areas for your astronauts, pilots, firemen, builders, singers, shoppers, and so much more.Great place for creativity, climbing, and just plain family interaction.

Thank Shawn G
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Lots to do and many educational exhibits. It was entertaining for adults as well as children. Handicap accessible.

Thank DaveTeer
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Kept our 3 year old busy the entire time. Lots of busy time for infants and up! We bought a year membership and plan on visiting more often.

Thank sunsetcruz
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