August 13, 2015

Fun Things To Do In Omaha Aug. 14-16

You survived the first week of school! Yay! (or you’re like my kids and still have a few more days of summer to go)

Anyway. Let’s celebrate and go do something fun. Here are three fun things to do in Omaha – or nearby – this weekend:


Family Fun Saturday

When: Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Gifford Farm Education Center, 700 Camp Gifford Road, Bellevue, Neb.

Why: It’s the farm’s summer send-off plus teacher appreciation night. Evening includes a hayrack ride and marshmallow roasting.

Who’d like this: Teachers and their families; outdoorsy types; younger kids


Night Sky Event

When: Saturday, 8:30 to 11 p.m.

Where: Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, Iowa

Why: You’re hoping to get a glimpse of the Perseids’ Meteor Shower using a telescope way out of your price range.

Who’d like this: Night owls; older kids; outdoorsy types; astronomy geeks and beginners

Tip: Cost is $2 per person, plus you’ll want to bring your own blankets, lawn chairs and binoculars.


Vintage Wheels at the Fort

Photo courtesy Douglas County Historical Society

Photo courtesy Douglas County Historical Society

When: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: General Crook House Museum, 5730 N. 30th St.

Why: It’s your kid’s chance (OK, it’s YOUR chance) to ride in a vintage car. Plus you’re a big vintage car geek anyway, so do I really need to tell you it’s the 1915 Ford Model T’s 100th birthday? (And it’s the only FREE event on this list)

Who’d like it: Car enthusiasts; kids who like things that go; history buffs


Head over to Out With Sprout to get some more ideas on what’s going on in Omaha this weekend!


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