February 4, 2015

10+ Valentine’s Day Events For Families

Yesterday it was all about romance and a date night to remember (read the Valentine’s Day date night idea post!). Today is more like a reality check for parents: What are you going to do with the kids? Here are a ton of FREE or inexpensive activities to do on Valentine’s Day  in Omaha to make your little lovies feel all special.

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Valentine’s Day Activities

When: Feb. 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.

Cost: $9, ages 2 to 59, $8 for ages 60+, free for 2 and younger


Valentine’s Day Party

When: Feb. 14, 10 a.m.

Where: Saddlebrook Community Center, 14850 Laurel Ave.

Cost: FREE

Tip: You’ll make a special craft, play games in the gym and jump in a bounce house. No pre-registration necessary. Ages 5 and under.


Valentine’s Day Storytime

When: Feb. 14, 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Where: Benson branch of Omaha Public Library (Meeting Room), 6015 Binney St.

Tip: Geared toward toddlers and preschoolers, but all ages are welcome.

Sweethearts Brunch

When: Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

Cost: $6, members; $8, non-members (register by Feb. 11 at the Welcome Desk)


Valentine’s Day Story Time

When: Feb. 14, 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Where: Benson Public Library, 6015 Binney St.

Cost: FREE

Tip: This is geared toward toddlers and preschoolers.


Lowes Build & Grow Workshop – Sweetheart Picture Holder

When: Feb. 14, 10 a.m.

Where: Lowes locations

Cost: FREE (pre-register to avoid standing in line longer than you need to. For more tips, see this post).


Sweetheart Swim

When: Feb. 14, 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: Mockingbird Hills Community Center, 10242 Mockingbird Dr., and Montclair Community Center and Pool, 2304 S. 135th Ave.

Cost: $2 per person


Valentine’s Day Games

When: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch, 9101 West Dodge Road

Cost: FREE

Tip: Bring parents, grandparents, the whole family or just one special person.


Get Crafty: Valentines

When: Feb. 14, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Florence Public Library, Meeting Room, 2920 Bondesson St.

Cost: FREE

Tip: This is for the whole family, and includes refreshments. All ages are welcome.


Valentine’s Day Craft for Teens

When: Feb. 14, 2 to 3 p.m.

Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch – Library Teen Area, 4808 Cass St.

Cost: FREE

Tip: Registration required.


Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids

When: Feb. 14, 4 to 5 p.m.

Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch – Library Storytime Area, 4808 Cass St.

Cost: FREE

Tip: Registration required.


You want to plan an entire week’s worth of Valentine’s Day fun? Check out the big list of events at Family Fun in Omaha.


Your turn: What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Are you into these sort of planned activities or is it just another day for your family?


  1. We’re signed up for the Lowes Clinic. Yay!

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