The Omaha Children’s Museum and The Rose Theater have joined together to provide a fun parade for the community!
On Saturday, April 11, the Children’s Museum and The Rose will hold the Mask-eurade Parade, an inverted parade where families drive along 20th Street to see familiar characters and learn helpful ways to keep each other healthy and safe.
Mask-eurade ‘Drive Along’ Parade
DATE: Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to Noon. (Note: The parade will be postponed if there is rain.)
WHERE: The parade will run from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning at 20th and Farnam streets and ending at 20th Street and St. Mary Avenue.
WHAT: As families drive along the parade route, they will be greeted by nearly 20 characters. Characters will wear protective facial coverings to help ease fears of children who may be uncertain about the new health recommendations. Some characters, like dinosaur puppets, will be wearing over-sized masks, as well.
Messages along the route will also share age-appropriate information about hand-washing and social distancing. Omaha Children’s Museum will have characters who’ve taught science shows and have interacted with children at special events. The Rose will have characters from past shows like “Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat” and “Curious George.”
EXTRA FUN: An I-Spy game for the parade and parade map are available at ocm.org.
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Please Note: For the safety of everyone involved, families are encouraged not to carpool with those who are not living in the same household. Families driving the route are asked to stay inside their vehicles at all times. In case of a bathroom emergency, bathrooms will be available inside the theater and the museum, with a limit of 10 individuals permitted in each building at any time.
“This type of parade is going to serve two purposes. Omaha Children’s Museum is in a unique position to create an activity for the whole family that gets them safely outside of the house while simultaneously creating a teaching moment about staying healthy,” said Lindy Hoyer, executive director of Omaha Children’s Museum.
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