Omaha Children's Museum officials say they are disappointed after five teenagers vandalized an outdoor area Friday night. Executive Director Lindy Hoyer tells NewsRadio 1110 KFAB they have video of the damage done by the teens around 10:30 Friday night.
"They picked up rocks from our parking lot and threw them at our light fixtures." The rocks shattered the lights. Hoyer says the teen vandals also destroyed a recently installed awning over an playground area. "They crawled on top and jumped on it until it split."
Hoyer says in the wake of the vandalism they may consider adding extra safety and security measures, which could include putting up a fence around the grass patch area where the play area is located.
"We created the grass patch several years ago to be an outdoor space for children and families to gather even when the museum isn't open for business," Hoyer says.