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Beginning October 12th, the dinosaurs invade Omaha at the Omaha Children's Museum!

Diggin’ Dinos will place children in an imagined world where dinosaurs and humans work together to build a dinosaur research facility.  The exhibit will include a combination of life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and construction equipment as well as a digging and building area.  Children will be able to test out a variety of S.T.E.M. careers including engineer, architect, construction worker, vehicle operator, paleontologist, and veterinarian.  Engineering challenges and interactive presentations will also take place in the exhibit daily.

OCM Chief Advancement Officer, Michelle Chartrand, stops by the studios to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the new exhibit and the fun for the whole family.  Also, Omaha Children's Museum is going to be an official U.S. Post Office branch for a day!  When you visit the museum on Saturday, Oct. 12, you can buy stamps and send letters & postcards that will have the museum's own official U.S. Postal Service cancellation stamp.

More information can be found at http://www.ocm.org/exhibits-and-events/special-exhibits/diggin-dinos/

Scientists, doctors, and philosophers all agree that "play" is so important to all humans of any age!  The Omaha Children's Museum is dedicated to promoting play and they invite you to celebrate the tinkerer spirit at the annual Tinkerfest, Saturday, September 14th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Meet makers, tinkerers, DIYers, & inventors who will share their excitement with young and old.  Each table at Tinkerfest will feature something hands-on to engage children, from a toy take-apart to building board games and video games, pottery, creating upcycled crafts and working with textiles.  

Kim Reiner, Director of Marketing and PR, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the museum, the big event, and one of the highlights: a car take-apart where kids get to take apart a real car! 

More information is available at http://www.ocm.org/exhibits-and-events/special-events/tinkerfest/

Omaha Children’s Museum is opening Enchanted Kingdom on May 25, and it’s one of the most ambitious exhibits they’ve created yet.  The exhibit’s focus will be teaching literacy skills and empathy to young children in an imaginative setting, complete with a castle, dragon nursey, unicorn stable and animatronic creatures. There’s even a children’s book in the works to incorporate the exhibit’s characters and encourage reading.

Kim Reiner, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the new program, the new roles some of the employees have taken, and how much she enjoys her job at the Omaha Children's Museum.

More information can be found at http://www.ocm.org/exhibits-and-events/special-exhibits/enchanted-kingdom/