February 24, 2018

Easter Egg Hunts & March Activities For Families

Here’s a list of March activities including family-friendly events like the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Easter Extravaganza at Lauritzen Gardens. Read on for a list of Omaha events that include kid-friendly performances, FREE activities, and Easter egg hunts.

Know an event or Easter egg hunt to add? Please leave a comment or email ohmyomaha (at) gmail.com. Thanks!

 

2018 Easter Egg Hunts & Family Activities

 

Forever Young Film Series – Movie Musicals

When: March 1-29; matinee showing on Saturdays, Sundays and Thursdays. Movies are “Grease” (March 1), “West Side Story” (March 3-15), and “Singin’ in the Rain” (March 17-29)

Where: Film Streams at Dundee, 4952 Dodge St.

Cost: Tickets are $10, adults; $7.50, seniors/teacher/student/military; $5, members; and children tickets are $2.50

 

Gaelic Storm Live

When: March 1, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Arts Center at Iowa Western, 2700 College Road, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: $30-$35

 

Kids Dream Family Film Series

When: March 2-18; “The Boss Baby” (March 2-4), “The Emoji Movie” (March 9-11), and “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” (March 16-18)

Where: Participating Marcus Theaters (in the Metro, that includes Majestic, Village Pointe and Twin Creek)

Cost: $3 (you can download two FREE kids tickets here)

 

First Friday Family Date Night: Career Night

When: March 2, 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; FREE for members and children under 24 months

 

Book it UP for March Madness

When: March 2, 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Union Pacific Railroad Museum, 200 Pearl St.

Cost: FREE

 

After Hours Family Fun Night

When: March 2, 6 to 8 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE (pre-register total number of family members)

 

Pajama Party

When: March 2 and April 6, 6 to 10 p.m.

Where: Maple Street YMCA, 7502 Maple St.

Cost: $10 per child for members, $15 per child for non-members

 

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

When: March 2, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Barnes & Noble locations, 7400 Dodge St. and 3333 Oakview Drive

Cost: FREE

 

“Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach”

When: March 2-25; opening night activities in the lobby on March 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Performances are Wednesdays–Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m.

Where: Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St.

Cost: Single tickets start at $24 (Wednesdays) and start at $32 (Thursdays – Sundays) for adults and student tickets are $18(Wednesdays) and $20 (Thursdays – Sundays). Tickets for groups of 12 or more start at $22 for adults and start at $14 for students.

Tip: Ticket specials include a limited number of Twilight Tickets available at half price after noon the day of the performance at the Box Office. Cash or check only. Subject to availability. Discounted tickets for $10 will be available for the first Wednesday performance on Wednesday, March 7. $10 tickets will be available in
person at the box office starting at 4 p.m. the day of the show.

 

Family Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 2, 7 to 9 p.m. (hunts in the pool begin at 7:30)

Where: Mockingbird Hills Community Center, 10242 Mockingbird Drive

Cost: $1 (includes open swim)

 

“Visible” Movement Series Dance Performance by .tbd

When: March 2 and 3, 8 p.m.

Where: KANEKO, 1111 Jones st.

Cost: $10 for public; $5, students; FREE for KANEKO members and children

 

Dr. Seuss Birthday Kids Craft

When: March 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mangelsen’s, 3457 S. 84th St.

Cost: $1

 

Kids On The Block Puppet Shows

When: March 3, 17 and 31, 11 a.m.

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

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

 

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

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

Where: Gretna Public Library, 736 South St.

Cost: FREE

 

Nebraska Chinese New Year Gala 2018

When: March 3, 4 to 9 p.m.

Where: Burke High School, 12200 Burke St.

Cost: $30, adult non-members, $20 adult members; $10 children (10 and younger). Cost includes dinner.

 

Omaha Symphony Family Series “Sherlock Holmes: The Case Of The Missing Music”

When: March 4, 2 p.m. (pre-show activities in lobby start at 1:15)

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $15 per person

 

The Hooley St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

When: March 4

Where: Firefighter’s Union Hall, 5005 Grover St.

Cost: $10, adults; $5, children; or family ticket for $30 (includes meal)

 

Dr. Seuss Preschool Story Time

When: March 7, 10:30 a.m.

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

Cost: FREE

 

Robot Recess

When: March 8, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Sorensen branch, 4808 Cass St.

Cost: FREE (for grades 4-12; registration required)

 

Siro-A: The Techno Circus

When: March 8, 7 p.m.

Where: Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.

Cost: $20+

Ticket giveaway! Win four tickets to see Siro-A here. Giveaway ends March 3, 2018.

 

Papio-Missouri NRD Forest Animal Programs

When: March 9, 15, 16, 21, and 23, 10:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m. & 2:15 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; FREE for members and children under 24 months

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: March 10, 10 a.m.

Where: Downtown Omaha, starting on 15th and Harney streets

Cost: FREE

 

Local Children’s Author Day

When: March 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: The Bookworm Omaha, 2501 S. 90th St., suite 111

Cost: FREE

Better Together Egg Hunt

When: March 10, noon to 2 p.m.

Where: 3223 N. 45th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Open House/Open Studios

When: March 10, noon to 4 p.m. (members-only Mimosa Brunch is at 10:30 a.m. to noon); ARTalks with Artists-in-Residence + Curator-in-Residence are noon to 1 p.m., live performance is from 1 to 2 p.m., open studios and all-ages art activity with Pamela Conyers-Hinson are 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Easter Celebration With Gifford Farms

When: March 10, 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Fat Brain Toys, 16909 Burke St., suite 131

Cost: FREE

 

Night Hike In The Wetlands

When: March 10, 6 to 9 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $9.50

 

LEGO Fan Expo

When: March 10 and 11

Where: Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: $8, adults; $5 children (ages 8 and younger); $25 weekend pass

 

Omaha Symphony Presents “Celtic Journey: The Return”

When: March 10, 7:30 p.m., and  March 11, 2 p.m.

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $19-$89

 

St. Patrick’s Day Storytime

When: March 14, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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

Cost: FREE (recommended ages 3-5)

 

“Riverdance”

When: March 14 and 15, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.

Cost: $41-$61

 

Robot Afternoon

When: March 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE (registration required)

 

Recycle Relay

When: March 16, 2 to 3 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

 

Tween Mystery Lock-In – Clue

When: March 16, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Benson branch, 6015 Binney St.

Cost: FREE (must pre-register; for grades 4-7)

 

HIKE On Ice Skating Carnival

When: March 16, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Grover Ice Arena, 61st and Grover streets

Cost: $10 (benefits Job’s Daughters Bethel #1 Hike Fund)

 

“American Adventure”

When: March 17 through July 29

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $11, adults’ $8, seniors; $7, children (ages 3-12); FREE for children 2 and younger

 

St. Patrick’s Day Activities

When: March 17, 9 a.m. to 5 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; FREE for members and children under 24 months

 

Family Day: Light in Nature

When: March 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: KANEKO, 1111 Jones St.

Cost: FREE

 

Meadows Annual Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 18, 1 to 3 p.m. (ages 1-3 hunt at 1:15, ages 4-6 at 1:45 and ages 7-10 at 2:15)

Where: Meadows Community Center and Pool, 13937 Meadow Ridge Road

Cost: FREE

 

Escape Room for Kids

When: March 19 and 20, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Millard branch, 13214 Westwood Lane

Cost: FREE (pre-registration required; one room for grades 2-4 and one for grades 4-6)

 

Full STEAM Ahead

When: March 20, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Benson branch, 6015 Binney St.

Cost: FREE

 

National Geographic Live “Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous with paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim”

When: March 20, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $11-$26

 

Easter Egg Hunt 

When: March 22, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. (hunts are at 6:30 and 6:45)

Where: Maple Street YMCA gymnasium, 7502 Maple St.

Cost: FREE for members (hunts are for ages 2 to 9)

 

Out & About Storytime: Benson Park Goodwill

When: March 23, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Benson Park Goodwill, 4805 N. 72nd St.

Cost: FREE

 

“Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure”

When: March 23 through April 8; performances on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (There are no performances on Easter Sunday, April 1.)

Where: The Rose, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $20 each, Rose members receive four free tickets. Discount ticket vouchers are available for $16 at area Hy-Vee stores.

 

NCAA Div. I Men’s Basketball Championship

When: March 23

Where: CenturyLink Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St.

Cost: Tickets are only available through re-sellers (and last I’d heard, they’re pretty pricey)

 

Family Zoo Adventure: Breakfast With The Bunny

When: March 24 and 31, 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Where: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St.

Cost: Member cost is $25 for children and $20 for adults. Non-member cost is $30 for children and $25 for adults. Child ticket price includes egg hunt and early pass to Children’s Adventure Trails before the zoo opens. Include a full breakfast.

 

City of Council Bluffs Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 24, 10 to 11 a.m.

Where: Roberts Park, 1048 25th Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE

 

Party Pals Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 24, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Ramble Ridge Park, 11424 Fort St.

Cost: FREE (hunts for ages 6-12, infant to 5, and dogs) and $5 (teens/adults for possible prize)

 

Fairy Faire

When: March 24, 10 a.m. to noon

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

Cost: $5 for members, $15 for non-members (advanced registration suggested)

 

Easter Eggstravaganza

When: March 24, 10:30 to noon (story times at 10:45 and 11:30 a.m.)

Where: Omaha Public Library Saddlebrook branch, 14850 Laurel Ave.

Cost: FREE (treat bags for first 300 kids ages 2-12)

 

Community Easter Egg Hunt & Food Pantry Drive

When: March 24, 11 a.m. (rain date is March 31)

Where: Lakewood Villages Park, 12001 Timberridge Drive, Bellevue, Neb.

Cost: FREE (toddler through fifth grade; canned food donation suggested)

 

Easter Egg Hunt & Scavenger Hunt

When: March 24, noon to 2 p.m.

Where: The Colonial Apartment Homes, 3022 ½ N. 97th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Black Police Officers Association of Omaha Annual Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 25, 1 to 3 p.m. (rain date is March 31)

Where: Miller Park Pavilion, 2707 Redick Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Parent-Tot Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 28, 10 a.m. to noon

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

Cost: FREE (for children 6 and younger)

 

Easter Extravaganza

When: March 31, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

Cost: Included with admission (except for crafts and egg hunt, which is $3 and requires advance registration). Admission is $10, adults; $5, children (ages 6-12); FREE for children under 6 and members

 

Hop to the Movies

When: March 31, 9 a.m. (Easter egg hunt at 9:30, “Hop” screening begins at 10)

Where: Marcus Twin Creek Cinema, 3909 Raynor Parkway, Bellevue, Neb.

Cost: $8

 

Dundee Presbyterian Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 31, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (registration begins at 9:15)

Where: Dundee Presbyterian Church, 5312 Underwood Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

St. Paul’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 31, 10 a.m.

Where: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 5020 Grand Ave.

Cost: FREE (ages 4 to fourth grade)

 

Christ the King Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Christ the King Catholic Church/School, 654 S. 86th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Easter Egg Swim

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

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

Cost: $3 for youth and seniors, $4 for adults

 

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! King for a Day”

When: March 31, 2 and 6 p.m.

Where: Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.

Cost: $30.25-$80.25

 

More Things To Do In March

The following events are on-going or began in previous months:

 

“Hinamatsuri: Japanese Doll Exhibit”

When: Through March 4

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

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

 

“light”

When: Though March 31, 2018

Where: KANEKO, 1111 Jones St.

Cost: FREE

 

“Arctic Wonderland”

When: Through April 8

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

Cost: Included with regular admission, which is $12 for ages 2 and older, $11 for seniors, and FREE for children under 24 months and member families

 

“Forever Forest”

When: Through April 15

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

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $12 for adults and children, $11 for seniors, FREE for members and children younger than 2

Read more about the exhibit here!

 

“The Art of the Brick”

When: Through April 22

Where: The Capitol District, 222 N. 12th St.

Cost: $15.50, adults; $14.50, military; and $10.50, children; family four pack is $42

 

“Energy Explorers”

When: Through April 23

Where: Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, 28210 W. Park Highway, Ashland, Neb.

Cost: Included with admission, $12 for adults, $6 for children

Read more about the exhibit here.

 

“Metamorphosis: From Reclaimed Plastics to Works of Art”

When: Through May 13

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, First and Bancroft streets

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

 

“Block Party”

When: No end date yet; hours are Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: MCC North Express at the Accelerator Building (third floor), 5300 N. 30th St.

Cost: FREE

 

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.

 

Crafty Tots

When: Wednesdays, 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Saddlebrook Branch, 14850 Laurel Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Tots of the Town

When: Second Thursday of the month, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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

Cost: FREE

 

Story Time At Barnes & Noble 

When: Fridays at 9:30 a.m. (Crossroads) and Saturdays at 11 a.m. (Crossroads and Oakview)

Where: Barnes and Noble at Crossroads, 7400 Dodge St., and Barnes and Noble at Oakview, 3333 Oakview Drive

Cost: 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

 

Kids Craft Time

When: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mangelsen’s, 3457 S. 84th St.

Cost: $1

 

Second Saturdays Nature Program

When: Second Saturday of every month, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Heron Haven Wetland Sanctuary, 11809 Old Maple Road

Cost: FREE

 

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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Comments

  1. Meredith Sikorski says:

    I love these monthly posts! I’m always scouting the internet for things to do with my 2 and 4 year old!

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