September 28, 2015

25+ Fun Things To Do In October In Omaha

October in Omaha means pumpkin patches, not-so-spooky haunted houses and events, and a lot of great festivals celebrating chocolate, apples and/or fall colors. Enjoy!

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Cobweb Castle: The Not-So-Scary Haunted House

When: Oct. 1-31, Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE with museum admission, which is $9, ages 2-59; $8, 60+; FREE for children under 2 and members

 

Minions At The Museum

When: Oct. 2, 5 to 8 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE with museum admission, which is $9, ages 2-59; $8, 60+; FREE for children under 2 and members

 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

When: Oct. 3 through Jan. 3; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St.

Cost: $9, adults; $7, seniors; $6 children (3-12); FREE members and 2 and under

 

“Football: The Exhibit”

When: Oct. 3 through Jan. 3, 2016

Where: The Strategic Air & Space Museum, 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland, Neb.

Cost: FREE, with paid admission to the museum, which is $12, adult; $11, seniors and military; $6, youth over 4 years; FREE to 3 and younger and museum members.

 

Rockbrook Village Apple Day Craft Show

When: Oct 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Rockbrook Village Shopping Center, 108th and West Center Road

Cost: Free

 

Living History Weekend

When: Oct. 3 and 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, 201 S. Seventh St., Ft. Calhoun, Neb.

Cost: Park vehicle permit required; $2 per adult & $1 for children is required for the Visitor Center.

 

Japanese Ambience Festival

When: Oct. 3 and 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

Cost: $10, adults; $5 for children (6-12); FREE for children under 6 and members

 

Apple Days at the Orchard

When: Saturdays and Sunday, Oct. 3 through Nov. 29

Where: Three Bee Farms, 14922 535th St., Griswold, Iowa

Cost: TBD

 

Haunt Fair

When: Oct. 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Nobbies, two locations (120th and Center streets, and 42nd Street and Highway 370)

Cost: FREE

 

Once Upon A Saturday: Build Haunted Fairy Houses

When: Oct. 3, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Wild Weekends

When: Saturdays, Oct. 3 (Gifford Farms), 10 (Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium), 17 (Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery), 24 (Nebraska Humane Society) and 31 (Wildlife Encounters), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., Swanson Gallery

Cost: FREE with museum admission, which is $9, adults; $7, seniors; $6 children (3-12); FREE members and 2 and under

 

Great Omaha Chocolate Festival

When: Oct. 4, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Embassy Suites – La Vista Conference Center, 12520 Westport Pkwy.

Cost: Advance: $6, adult, $4, child; at door, $7, adult, $5, child

 

Annual Fall Fly at Papillion Recreation Complex

When: Oct. 4, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Papillion Recreation Complex, 1100 W. Lincoln St., Papillion, Neb.

Cost: FREE

 

 

Haunted Safari

When: October 9-10, 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Wildlife Safari Park, 6406 292nd St., Ashland, Neb.

Cost:  $18 for Wildlife Safari Park and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and $23 for non-members, does not Include Wildlife Safari Park admission for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours. Reservation required.

 

“Ivy + Bean: The Musical”

When: Oct. 9-25; Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 5 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

Where: The Rose, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: Tickets are $18 (or four FREE if you’re a member). You can purchase discount ticket vouchers at all area Hy-Vee stores for $14 each. Reservations are required.

 

Harvest Fun Days

When: Oct. 10, 17 and 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Hummel Nature Center, 11808 John J. Pershing Drive

Cost: FREE

 

38th Annual Witches Tea

When: Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (magic show at 11:30 a.m., costume contest at 1 p.m.)

Where: Mangelsen’s parking lot, 3457 S. 84th St.

Cost: FREE

 

“Rocky Horror Picture Show”

When: Oct. 10

Where: Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, Council Bluffs side of Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

Cost: FREE

 

Trick-or-Treat In The Forest

When: Oct. 10, 4 to 7 p.m.

Where: Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, Neb.

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for kids for this members-only event (membership is $35)

 

Joslyn Mural Bike Ride

When: Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Starts and ends at Karen Park in Ralston and goes along the Keystone Trail

Cost: FREE

 

Monster Mash Walk/Run

When: Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Rockbrock Village

Cost: TBD, proceeds benefit childhood obesity prevention programs. Details here.

 

Fall Festival

When: Oct. 11, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Lanoha Nurseries, 19111 W. Center Road

Cost: FREE

 

Annual Fall Festival

When: Oct. 11, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: La Vista Soccer Complex, south of 66th and Harrison streets, La Vista, Neb.

Cost: FREE

 

Treehouse Story Time “Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship”

When: Oct. 12, 1 p.m.

Where: Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., Story Safari treehouse

Cost: FREE with museum admission, which is $9, adults; $7, seniors; $6 children (3-12); FREE members and 2 and under

 

Spooktacular!

When: Oct. 16, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Super City

When: Oct. 17 through April 10, Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE with museum admission, which is $9, ages 2-59; $8, 60+; FREE for children under 2 and members

 

Living Loess Tour

When: Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Various locations within 20 miles of each other in Pottawattamie and Harrison counties, Iowa. Get details here

Cost: Some locations may have admission fees; Hitchcock Nature Center has a $2 park entrance fee.

 

Annual HawkWatch 5K Trail Run and Walk

When: Oct. 17, 9 a.m.

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

Cost: $25 if registered before Oct. 7; $30 the day of the event

 

 

“Alice in Wonderland” Family Party

When: Oct. 17, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Benson Public Library, 6015 Binney St.

Cost: FREE

 

Holland Stages Festival

When: Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Kids Zone is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: FREE

 

“Planes, Trains, and Auto” Trick or Treat Event

When: Oct. 17 and 18 (Groovy Baby activities from noon to 2 p.m., including pictures with Austin Powers and an Austin-Healy)

Where: Strategic Air & Space Museum, 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland, Neb.

Cost: FREE with museum admission, which is $12, adults; $11, military/senior; and $6, child (4-12)

 

Trick or Treat With Animals

When: Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Cost: $5 per trick or treater (includes hayride); accompanying adults are FREE

 

Fright Movie Marathon (for young adults)

When: Oct. 17, 3 to 8 p.m.

Where: Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Road, Bellevue, Neb.

Cost: FREE

 

KinderNature: Itsy Bitsy Spiders

When: Oct. 18, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $5 per child ages 3-5 (plus $2 park entrance fee per vehicle)

 

Sunday Family Movie – “Strange Magic”

When: Oct. 18, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Where: Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Pumpkin Painting

When: Oct. 19, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave.

Cost: FREE (for kids in grades 6-12)

 

Fall Story Time

When: Oct. 21, 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Where: Florence Public Library, 2920 Bondesson St. (with visit to Florence Community Garden)

Cost: FREE

 

Kids Halloween Craft

When: Oct. 22, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: A.V. Sorensen Public Library, 4808 Cass St.

Cost: FREE

 

Healthy Trick or Treat Nights

When: Oct. 22 and 29, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE with museum admission, which is $9, ages 2-59; $8, 60+; FREE for children under 2 and members

 

Trunk or Treat

When: Oct. 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Sarpy YMCA, 1111 E. First St., Papillion, Neb.

Cost: FREE

 

Halloween Party

When: Oct. 23, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Southwest YMCA, 13010 Atwood Ave.

Cost: FREE for YMCA members.; non-member, $5/child

 

Fall Festival

When: Oct. 23, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Twin Rivers YMCA, 6100 Twin Rivers Circle, Valley, Neb.

Cost: $3/person (includes hayrack ride)

 

Trunk-O-Treat

When: Oct. 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Butler-Gast YMCA, 3501 Ames Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Harvest Party

When: Oct. 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Downtown YMCA, 430 S. 20th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Halloween Fun Day

When: Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Village Pointe, 168th and Dodge streets

Cost: FREE (mention the Facebook post and kids can eat FREE at Kona Grill)

 

Halloween Fun Fest

When: Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: W. Dale Clark Main Public Library, 215 S. 15th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Autumn Fun Festival    

When: Oct. 24, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Mills County YMCA, 110 Sivers Road, Glenwood, Iowa

Cost: FREE

 

Halloween Party

When: Oct. 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Maple Street YMCA, 7502 Maple St.

Cost: FREE

 

Kids Concoctions: Zombie Walk

When: Oct. 24, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave.

Cost: FREE (for kids kindergarten through sixth grade)

 

Boo Bash

When: Oct. 24 and 31, 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Cost: $35, zoo members, and $40, non-members; FREE for kids 2 and under.Pre-registration is required.

 

Enchanted Forest

When: Oct. 25, 1 to 3 p.m.

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

Cost: $10 per family 

 

Halloween Hoopla

When: Oct. 25, 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Shadow Lake Towne Center, 7775 Olson Drive, Papillion, Neb.

Cost: Free

 

A Palette of Possibility

When: Oct. 26 through Nov. 14

Where: The Rose, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $12, members get $2 off discount

 

Happy Halloween Story Time

When: Oct. 27, 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Where: Saddlebrook Omaha Public Library, 14850 Laurel Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Teen Halloween Craft

When: Oct. 27, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Saddlebrook Omaha Public Library, 14850 Laurel Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Great Hall-oween Haunt

When: Oct. 27, 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St.

Cost: FREE with paid museum admission, $9, adult, $7, seniors, $6, children, FREE for members & under 2

 

“Alvin & the Chipmunks Live On Stage”

When: Oct. 27, 6 p.m.

Where: Baxter Arena, 67th and Center streets

Cost: $32-$42

 

Halloween Party

When: Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m. to noon

Where: A.V. Sorensen Public Library, 4808 Cass St.

Cost: FREE

 

Happy Halloween Story Time

When: Oct. 28, 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Where: Saddlebrook Omaha Public Library, 14850 Laurel Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Monster Story Time

When: Oct. 28, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: W. Dale Clark Main Public Library, 215 S. 15th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Trunk or Treat

When: Oct. 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m. (free-will offering chili feed at 6)

Where: Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Church, 20227 Veterans Drivet, Elkhorn, Neb.

Cost: FREE

 

Spooktacular

When: Oct. 28, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Florence Public Library, 2920 Bondesson St.

Cost: FREE (registration is recommended)

 

Baseballoween

When: Oct. 29, 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Werner Park, 12356 Ball Park Way, Papillion, Neb.

Cost: FREE

 

 

Halloween Extravaganza

When: Oct. 29, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where A.V. Sorensen Public Library, 4808 Cass St.

Cost: FREE

 

 

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” Screening

When: Oct. 29, 8 p.m.

Where: Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Trunk-O-Treat

When: Oct. 30, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Armbrust YMCA, 5404 S 168th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Halloween Party

When: Oct. 30, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Mall of the Bluffs, 1751 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE

 

Teen Halloween Lock-Ins

When: Oct. 30, 6 to 9 p.m. (South Omaha location ends at 8)

Where: Benson Public Library, 6015 Binney St.; Abrahams Omaha Public Library, 5111 N. 90th St.; South Omaha Public Library, 2808 Q St.

Cost: FREE

 

Scary Stories Lock-In

When: Oct. 30, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Washington branch of Omaha Public Library, 2868 Ames Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Halloween Party

When: Oct. 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Bellevue Library, 1003 Lincoln Road, Bellevue, Neb.

Cost: FREE

 

Saddlebrook Spooktacular

When: Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Saddlebrook Omaha Public Library, 14850 Laurel Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Halloween Bingo

When: Oct. 31, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Hauntingly Healthy Halloween

When: Oct. 31, 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: UNO Thomson Center, 6705 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE

 

Lil Goblin Halloween Spooktacular

When: Oct. 31, 3 to 5 p.m.

Where: Hope Skate, 2200 N. 20th St.

Cost: FREE admission, skate rental is 50 cents.

 

Did I miss an event? Your event? Email me at ohmyomaha (at) gmail (dot) com so I can add it to the list! Thanks!

Comments

  1. Miriam Campuzano says:

    Hello
    I’m looking for something fun to do my younger one is turning 14 years old and I need help in picking which one would be more fun for a teen. Please contact me A.S.A.P I’d appreciate it much. Haven’t been to none of these event’s and I would like some opinions on this.
    Once again Thank you.

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