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Omaha Museums

Omaha Museums

Filled with history, science and art, Omaha museums are as diverse as they are beautiful. Made of 38 different marbles from seven countries, the Joslyn Art Museum features spectacular collections from antiquity to the present. See one of the world's rarest coin and document collections at The Durham Museum, and see some of the nation's most prized and rarely displayed military aircraft at the Strategic Air and Space Museum. Lighten up and learn the art of bubbleology at Omaha Children's Museum and witness cutting-edge art at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.

See below for a complete list of Omaha museums. 

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Strategic Air & Space Museum

  • 28210 West Park Hwy (I-80, Exit #426)
  • Ashland, NE 68003

The Strategic Air & Space Museum is home to an extraordinary collection of aircraft and Cold War artifacts that make it one of the premier aviation museums in the nation. Additionally, the … more

Durham Museum

  • 801 S 10th St
  • Omaha, NE 68108
  • Region: Downtown / Old Market
  • Phone: (402) 444-5071
  • Fax: (402) 444-5397
  • Visit Website

The Durham Museum, making its home in Omaha's beautiful art deco Union Station, houses an extraordinary array of permanent exhibits including restored train cars, 1940's store fronts, … more

Omaha Children's Museum

  • 500 S 20th St
  • Omaha, NE 68102
  • Region: Downtown / Old Market
  • Phone: (402) 342-6164
  • Visit Website

Get ready for the whole family to learn through play! Omaha Children’s Museum is the most visited museum in Nebraska and features outstanding interactive permanent exhibits focused on art, … more

Joslyn Art Museum

  • 2200 Dodge St
  • Omaha, NE 68102

Nebraska's largest art museum, and one of the "10 Best Art Museums for Kids" in the nation (Child magazine). Permanent collections from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on 19th- … more

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

  • 724 S 12th St
  • Omaha, NE 68102

International artist-in-residence program located in the historic Old Market area. Artists from around the world live and work in the second-floor studios. Bemis Center galleries feature … more

El Museo Latino

  • 4701 S 25th St
  • Omaha, NE 68107

First Latino art and history museum and cultural center in the Midwest. View world class permanent and traveling exhibitions featuring local, national and international Latino art and … more

Great Plains Black History Museum

  • 7400 Dodge Street
  • Crossroads Mall
  • Omaha, NE 68114

The Great Plains Black History Museum is a non-profit community organization devoted to retrieval, interpretation, dissemination and preservation of historic and contemporary material … more

Historic Florence Bank and Depot Museums

  • 8502 N 30th St (Bank)
  • 29th & Dick Collins Rd (Depot)
  • Omaha, NE 68106-1331
  • Region: Northeast / Airport
  • Phone: (402) 453-4462
  • Visit Website

Oldest bank in Nebraska (1856). Displays on early Florence history and bank manager's living quarters upstairs. Depot is from 1888 with 1890 caboose and railroad displays. Depot Accessible.

Loves Jazz and Arts Center

  • 2510 N 24th St
  • Omaha, NE 68110
  • Region: Northeast / Airport
  • Phone: (402) 502-5291
  • Visit Website

An 8000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility featuring the Preston Love gallery, a performing arts area, exhibition space and a gift shop along with classrooms and administration space.

Nebraska Jewish Historical Society and Riekes Museum

  • 333 S 132nd St
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Omaha, NE 68154

History and culture of the Jewish people of Nebraska and Western Iowa, displayed in photographs and exhibits throughout the J.C.C. The Riekes Museum, a re-creation of a neighborhood "shul," … more

Union Pacific Railroad Museum

  • 200 Pearl St
  • Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Railroad artifacts and interactive exhibits chronicle the history of America - from construction of the first transcontinental railroad of the nation to our current high-tech rail … more

Valley Historical Society Museum

  • 218 W Alexander St
  • Valley, NE 68064
  • Region: West of Metro
  • Phone: (402) 359-5544

Two buildings and a UP caboose house, Mastodon bones, Indian relics, railroad and pioneer memorabilia, dishes, dolls, clothing and more. Accessible.

Czech and Slovak Educational Center and Cultural Museum

  • 7400 Dodge St
  • Suite D11A
  • Omaha, NE 68114

The new Czech and Slovak Education Center and Cultural Museum celebrates features exhibits honoring Nebraska's early Czech and Slovak immigrants, a cafe serving traditional kolaches, and a … more

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