Who said you can't take a crying baby to the museum?

A new family program at Joslyn Art Museum encourages parents to take their pre-toddler children on a docent-guided “stroller tour” of the museum's galleries. The first will be Wednesday and will double as a Momaha play date.

If baby snoozes, snacks, coos or cries during the lecture, don't worry. Such distractions are encouraged as part of the program.

“Mommy and me” events have become increasingly common, with parents able to get massages, learn to swim, dance or hone their cooking skills with their children in tow. Stroller tours are among a growing niche that allows parents to mix intellectual stimulation with quality time with their toddler.

The Omaha tour will allow children to talk loudly and move around. You also get to meet other parents who are interested in art.

We'll gather in Joslyn's ConAgra Foods Atrium at 9:15 a.m. Activity starts at 10 a.m. Pettit's Pastry will donate treats, and we will give away a Joslyn family membership, a handful of $20 Visa gift cards and other fun treats from the museum's gift shop.

Visit Momaha.com to learn more about the stroller tour and register for the event.

If you go:

What: Momaha.com play date and Joslyn Art Museum stroller tour

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

When: Wednesday

How does it work? Gather in Joslyn’s ConAgra Foods Atrium at 9:15 a.m. Activity starts at 10 a.m. Features a docent-guided stroller tour so moms, dads and caregivers can look at and talk about art with other adults while being mindful of young ones in arms and strollers. Tandem strollers and crying babies welcome.

Cost: Regular admission, $8 for adults; free for children.

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