About Us

In mid December 2023, the Columbus Area Children’s Museum will swing its doors open and welcome new members and guests! This museum represents our community and the hardworking people who live and work in or near it! From a water table, modeled after the Loup River with a Loup Powerhouse model, to a modern farm, housing a veterinarian’s office, soil lab, animal wellness and nutrition, to the Kidstown, made up of businesses who call Columbus home, children birth – 10 years of age – and up, will learn something new each time they visit!

Columbus Area Children’s Museum (CACM) will be the first children’s museum in Northeast Nebraska!

The Museum Advisory Board is comprised of a group of passionate individuals with diverse backgrounds, from education to IT to real estate development, who share a deep commitment to education and shaping the next generation. These members volunteer their time and support to create a nonprofit organization that will serve the families and youth of the community and visitors in Columbus and the surrounding areas.

By overseeing its governance and policy matters, the Advisory Board acts as advocates for the Children’s Museum, supporting and providing direction and guidance on the development of the Museum and promoting creative learning activities through playful and engaging habits.

Meet Our Executive Director

Katy McNeil

Meet The Board

Nick Suing

Perla Campuzano

Tim Kacena

Abby Hunt

David Catsinas

Allison Brockhaus

Lynsey Kime

Erin Craven

Sheila Hoppe