Lincoln Children Museum reopens; summer programs return for kids

Published: May. 20, 2021 at 9:14 AM CDT|Updated: May. 20, 2021 at 9:17 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - On May 1, the Lincoln Children’s Museum opened its doors for the first time in roughly five months. If you are coming back for the first time since the pandemic, there are a few changes you’ll notice.

There are two new experiences for families to enjoy. The Union Bank and Trust exhibit has been relocated and revamped. Exploring Trees Inside and Out made its debut, courtesy of the donations from the National Arbor Day Foundation.

“Being reopened is such an important thing for us because we know that play is such a vital part of early childhood development of children. The families we serve really from birth to 2nd grade, this pandemic has been especially tough,” said marketing manager of the Lincoln Children’s Museum, Aftan Reinsch.

Based on the local DHM, the museum will be at 100 percent capacity after May 21.

With the Lincoln Children’s Museum open and ready for kids to return, there are several of camps and programs offered this summer.

Camp Play will begin May 24, and will offer a different theme every week for the rest of the summer. These camps will be offering things like activities, curriculum and time on the floor within the exhibits.

“Not only for the kids, but the parents - it’s super important for them to have a place that they trust and believe their kids are getting the best experience possible. Having those kids here is certainly vital for their development like we mentioned, but for those parents to get back into their routine,” said Reinsch.

For more information on the programs offered, you can visit the Lincoln Children’s Museum website here.

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