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Inspiring curiosity.

Building a better future for our community.

Situated alongside Omaha’s RiverFront, Kiewit Luminarium is a state-of-the-art space designed for all to discover and explore. The 82,000-square-foot facility will be a learning and entertainment destination offering interactive exhibitions and engaging programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Kiewit Luminarium was a collective response to a need to incubate the region’s workforce, enhance Omaha as a livable community, and help position the city as a center for innovation, workforce development, and engineering. The project is a collaboration with Exploratorium (link to website), a global leader in the development of extraordinary science learning experiences, to create the center’s interactive exhibits and programming. Kiewit Luminarium’s structure was designed by HDR and is being constructed by Kiewit. Community partners are also actively engaged in the co-creation process of this community asset. Heritage Services initiated the capital campaign and serves as project lead.

More than ever, as we hope to emerge from a global pandemic, it is important to invest in the future of Omaha – building the city we want to reemerge into, preparing generations of future Omahans for resilient and creative thinking who value lifelong learning and teaching, curiosity and inquiry, community, inclusion and respect.

Kiewit Luminarium interior rendering
Kiewit Luminarium entrance rendering
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Architectural rendering of Luminarium illuminated at night on the banks of the Missouri river
Architectural rendering of Luminarium's cafe