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Did you know that while block play is fun, it is also extremely beneficial for child development?

Through blocks, kids can learn everything from counting and matching to how to share and communicate with our friends! Block play helps to develop fine and gross motor skills as well as increasing problem solving, math and communication skills. Those small blocks are mighty!

Come and build with us at the Omaha Children's Museum newest exhibit - Block Party, sponsored by FatBrain Toys and HDR! The exhibit is open now through April 9th!

You'll have the chance to learn STEAM concepts to help your child's growth and development.

Build imagination while building with blocks. From a city in the clouds to pretend creatures, there's no limit to what can be created.

Use the quake table to build a bridge or a skyscraper and test its engineering fortitude. This gives children the chance to develop and test hypotheses.

Design and build a super fast car and race on the LEGO car track!

Express your artistic side as you design with Magna Tiles or build habitats in our daily program, "Read and Build."

Hope to see you building soon at the Block Party!





Hillary Saalfeld

Omaha Children's Museum

Hillary is the Manager of Learning Experiences at Omaha Children's Museum. Part of the job she enjoys most is having the chance to relive her favorite parts of childhood by creating exciting programming for all the museum guests! Hillary has a Bachelor's in History with minors in Theatre and English (which explains her flair for the dramatic) from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Master's in Museology with an emphasis in Museum Programming and Exhibit Design from the University of Washington i ...

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