Our trip to the Omaha Children’s Museum’s “Itty Bitty City” exhibit was so much fun, we’ve decided to do it again.

This time my daughter Gabriella and I plan to invite the entire family.

I hope you can join us for a momaha play date today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

It’ll be held in conjunction with the museum’s “First Friday Family Date Night.” The theme is “Superheroes”.

If you print this blog or show it from your mobile, you’ll get a free admission upgrade to the exhibit.

Itty Bitty City is a 10,000 square foot kid-powered metropolis filled with an airport, ambulance, bank, construction site, park and more.

And, I bet this bitty city could use a kid super hero.

All of the spaces and places in the exhibit are inspired by more than 30 Omaha businesses and organizations.

Itty Bitty City is the museum’s third “community-engaged exhibit,” meaning it’s supported by area organizations.

A few of the things you’ll see:

Omaha Fire Department

A physical play area where kids can prepare to work for the fire department.

Omaha Police Department

Kids will fight crime in the city from a real OPD police cruiser and can listen to dispatch recordings.

Werner Enterprises

Hop into the kid-sized semi truck, use an interactive computer to learn about maps and geography.

Bitty Borsheims

Guests can shop for gifts and look at items on display, then ring up items at the cash register.

Nebraska Humane Society

Take care of the pretend animals where kids can play veterinarian, give them a bath and even try their hand at pretend animal surgery.

Sam & Louie’s Pizzeria

Take orders, make pizzas and serve friends and family at the Sam & Louie’s pizzeria.

Eco Expressway and Natural Gas & Go, MUD/Happy Cab

Use a pedal car to travel on the Eco Expressway, then gas up at Natural Gas & Go.

Mini Mutual of Omaha

Brush up on office skills while you work at a computer, make calls on the phone and collaborate with coworkers.

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Ambulance, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Learn safety and rescue skills and save the citizens of the Itty Bitty City with the ambulance.

Security National Bank

Send money through the fan-powered deposit tube, become a banker at a teller’s station and count money at the banker’s table, learn about the importance of saving to achieve your goals.


See what’s under the street and how utilities work at IBC Water Works or travel above ground through the manhole to be on top of the street.

Itty Bitty International, Lamp Rynearson & Associates

Kids can fly miniature planes and direct flight traffic from the control tower.


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