January 30, 2017

30+ Fun Things To Do In Omaha This February

Cold weather means more indoor activities for families in Omaha this February – which is a win in my book. Read on to find out what’s on stage, where the free fun is, and who’s offering FREE learning and skill-building activities for children.

fun events in Omaha February 2017

S.T.E.A.M. Stations

When: Feb. 1, 3 to 5 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St.

Cost: FREE (best for elementary and middle school grades)

Lincoln’s Birthday Bash 

When: Feb. 3, 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Union Pacific Museum, 200 Pearl St., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE

First Friday Family Date Night – Candyland Night

When: Feb. 3, 5 to 8 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $12 for children and adults, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members and children under 24 months

 

Music in Catholic Schools Benefit Dance and Silent Auction

When: Feb. 3, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Where: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 5419 N. 114th St.

Cost: $15 for adults and $10 for seniors & students

 

The Enchanted Tales Film Series

When: Feb. 3-26; “Frozen” (Feb. 3-5), “Dumbo” (Feb. 10-12), “Aladdin” (Feb. 17-20, “Alice in Wonderland” (Feb. 24-26); shows are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with times varying by location.

Where: Village Pointe Cinema, 304 North 174th St., and Twin Creek Cinema, 3909 Raynor Parkway, Bellevue, Neb.

Cost: $5

 

Cosmic Sledding at Midnight Madness

When: Feb. 3, 8 p.m. to midnight

Where: Mt. Crescent Ski Area, 17026 Snowhill Lane, Honey Creek, Iowa

Cost: $35 in advance, $39 day of

 

Kids Workshop – Build a Valentine Photo Box

When: Feb. 4, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Home Depot locations

Cost: FREE

 

Free Family Flicks

When: Feb. 4-26, 10:30 a.m.; “The Secret Life of Pets” (Feb 4 and 5), “Ice Age: Collision Course” (Feb. 11 and 12), “Storks” (Feb. 18 and 19), and “Trolls” (Feb. 25 and 26)

Where: Aksarben Cinema, 2110 S. 67th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Punt Pass Kick

When: Feb. 4, 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Saddlebrook Community Center, 14850 Laurel Ave.

Cost: FREE (grades K-5, must register at 402-884-7473)

 

Family Fit Super Bowl Party

When: Feb. 4, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Montclair Community Center, 2304 S. 135th Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Ninth Annual Omaha Chinese New Year Celebration

When: Feb. 4, 4 p.m.

Where: Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor St.

Cost: $20

 

Tamale Fest

When: Feb. 4, 4 to 5 p.m.

Where: CASA Church, 16868 Giles Road

Cost: FREE (RSVP recommended)

 

Out & About Storytime: Chalco Hills

When: Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Chalco Hills Natural Resources Center, 8901 S. 154th St.

Cost: FREE

 

National Geographic Live “Where the Wild Things Live” with photographer Vincent J. Musi

When: Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $10-$25

 

Crafty Tots: Valentine’s for Kids

When: Feb. 9, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE (elementary age)

 

Teen Movie Night

When: Feb. 9, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St.

Cost: FREE

 

KickstART Saturday

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

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE

 

Get Smart: Animation

When: Feb. 11, 10 to 11 a.m.

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

Cost: Included with museum admission

 

Bookmaking

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

Where: Omaha Creative Institute, 1516 Cuming St.

Cost: $35, person or $25, student/teacher/working artist (ages 12+)

 

Teen Poetry Workshop Featuring Louder Than a Bomb Artists

When: Feb. 11, 1:30 to  3:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Get Crafty: Teen Valentine’s Day Project

When: Feb. 11, 2 to 3 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE (registration required)

 

Movie Day & Craft

When: Feb. 11, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library South Omaha Branch, 2808 Q St.

Cost: FREE

 

Valentine’s Day Activities

When: Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $12 for children and adults, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members and children under 24 months

 

Florence Valentine’s Day Craft and Cookie Decorating

When: Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Florence Community Center, 2920 Bondesson St.

Cost: FREE (register at front desk by Feb. 11)

 

Shrine Circus

When: Feb. 16-19

Where: Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way

Cost:  General admission, $20, and reserved seats are $27-$36

 

Omaha Symphony’s “The Carnival of the Animals”

When: Feb. 19, 2 p.m. (arrive early for pre-show activities in the lobby)

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $12

 

President’s Day Activities

When: Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $12 for children and adults, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members and children under 24 months

 

Saddlebrook School’s Day Out

When: Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Saddlebrook Community Center, 14850 Laurel Ave.

Cost: $12 (must pre-register and bring a sack lunch)

 

“Huck Finn”

When: Feb. 24 through March 12; performances are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. (sold out Feb. 26 and March 5)

Where: Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $20 (members get four FREE tickets)

 

Filmmaking from Page to Screen

When: Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Omaha Creative Institute, 1516 Cuming St.

Cost: $35, person or $25, student/teacher/working artist (ages 12+)

 

Karaoke With Kids

When: Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Dort’s Bar & Grill, 129 N. Washington St., Papillion, Neb.

Cost: FREE

 

More Great Stuff That’s Still Going On

“Thumbelina”

When: Through Feb. 5; Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 and 11 a.m., and Tuesday, Jan. 17 and 24, 10 a.m.

Where: Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $12 (members get $2 off each ticket)

 

“Around the World in 80 Days”

When: Through Feb. 12; performances are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Read my review

Where: Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St.

Cost: $36 for adults and $22 for students (Thursdays – Sundays) and $28 for adults and $18 for students (Wednesdays). A limited number of tickets are available at half price after noon the day of the performance at the Box Office (cash or check only). Discounted tickets are available for Wednesday performances only at $28 for adults and $18 for students.

 

“The True Story of the Three Little Pigs”

When: Through Feb. 12; performances are Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m.

Where: Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $20 (members get four FREE tickets)

 

“Block Party”

When: Through April 9, during museum hours (closed Mondays)

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

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $12 for ages 2 and older, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members

 

“Imagination: Celebrating 40 Years of Play”

When: Through April 15, during museum hours

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

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $12 for ages 2 and older, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members

 

“Zen Tales: The Art of Jon J. Muth”

When: Through April 16, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ( late ‘til 8 p.m. on

Thursday)

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE

 

“Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks”

When: Through May 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

Cost: Included with admission, which is  $10, adults; $5, children (6-12); FREE for under 6 & Members

 

Toddler Tuesdays

When: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St. (gym or at the pool starting at 10:30)

Cost: FREE for members; non-members participate by paying a $4 activity fee for your toddler (age 9 months to 4 years) and the attending parent is FREE.

 

Inflatable Fridays

When: Fridays, 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

Cost: FREE to members; non-members pay daily entry fee of $5 per youth, $7 per adults

 

Kidz Kayak Racing

When: Saturdays, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

Cost: FREE to members; non-members pay daily entry fee of $5 per youth, $7 per adults (for ages 8-12)

 

Arts for All

When: Saturdays, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha South Public Library, 2808 Q St.

Cost: FREE (ages 8-12, registration required)

Sunday Funday

When: Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

Cost: FREE to members; non-members pay daily entry fee of $5 per youth, $7 per adults (for ages 8-12)

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