March 22, 2018

Family-Friendly Things To Do In Omaha Events Calendar

NOTE: This page is updated weekly. 

Spring is here! Check out this list for upcoming kid-friendly activities, exhibits, stage shows, and more happening in the Omaha Metro Area in March and April 2019. Email me if you have Easter events you’d like added!

How to read this post: The first events listed are things to come in chronological order, followed by all the on-going events like exhibits or shows that have already opened. The post ends with weekly activities at recreation centers and libraries (you may want to call ahead to make sure it is happening the day you plan on visiting).

Looking for something to do in Omaha? Here's a family-friendly events calendar for Omaha, featuring exhibits and shows, free activities, festivals and more things that kids will like! #Nebraska #USA

Unlock Midtown

When: March 22-24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Starts at Speilbound,  3229 Harney St. (game takes you to 10 other retailers)

Cost: FREE

Eagle Day

When: March 23, noon to 3 p.m.

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

Cost: $5 for members; $16 for non-members

Ultimate Slime Party

When: March 24, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Michaels stores

Cost: FREE

Family Ice Skate

When: March 24 & 31, 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Motto McLean Ice Arena, 5015 S. 45th St.

Cost: $10 for four people, each additional person is $3 (includes admission, skate rentals and an orange or lemonade drink)

Kids Club Eggs-Tra Fun

When: March 30, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Michaels stores

Cost: $2 per project (ages 3+)

Teddy Bear Weekend

When: March 30 and 31, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in the Scott Aquarium Conference Center, 3701 S. 10th St.

Cost: Kids (ages 3-11) admitted FREE with a paid adult if they bring a stuffed animal; otherwise, it is included with regular zoo admission

Biscuit Visits Story Time

When: March 30 through April 5; times are March 29 at 10:30 a.m. (Florence), March 30 at 10:15 a.m. (Benson), April 1 at 10:30 a.m. (Abrahams), April 2 at 10:30 a.m. (Washington), April 3 at 10:30 a.m. (Sorensen) and April 5 at 9:30 a.m. (Saddlebrook)

Where: Various Omaha Public Library branches

Cost: FREE

Opera Omaha’s ONE Festival

When: March 30 through April 14

Where: Various locations in Omaha

Cost: Varies

Tip: See which events are best suited for children in this Guide to the ONE Festival for Families & Opera Beginners

Enchanted Forest

When: March 30, 1 to 4 p.m.

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

Cost: $10 for members, $20 for non-members if you pre-register; $15 for members, $25 for non-members at the door.

Grand Opening Party

When: March 30, 2 to 5 p.m.

Where: Goldfish Swim School – West Omaha, 2502 S. 133rd Plaza, Suite 102

Cost: FREE

“Dumbo” Kids Party

When: March 30-31, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Participating Marcus Theaters, including Marcus Majestic of Omaha, Twin Creek and Village Pointe Cinemas

Cost: FREE (admission sold separately)

Family Sleeping Bag Safari “Slumber in the Jungle”

When: March 30 and May 4; overnight

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

Cost: $45 per person (children must be at least 4 years old; tents required)

Nebraska Brick Days

When: March 30 & 31; hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Cost: TBD

Omaha Symphony’s “Pirates Ahoy!”

When: March 31, 2 p.m.

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $15

Under the Big Top Family Night at the Museum

When: April 5, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

SciPop Interactive

When: April 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Cost: Children 12 and younger are admitted FREE; adults pay museum admission

Open House/Open Studios

When: April 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Zoo Pre-Campers Experience

When: April 6, May 10, June 14, July 12 and Aug. 31; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $25 per person, FREE for children under 12 months old

Meadows Annual Egg Hunt

When: April 7, 1 to 3 p.m. (ages 1-3, 1 p.m. hunt; ages 4-6, 1:30 p.m. hunt; and ages 7-10, 2 p.m. hunt)

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

Cost: FREE

Storybook Land

When: April 7, 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: Saddlebrook Branch, 14850 Laurel Ave.

Cost: FREE

Friday Family Date Night – Woody & Buzz’s Big Night

When: April 12, 4 to 8 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $13 for kids and adults, $12 for seniors, and FREE for members and children 24 months and younger

Dinosaur Yoga For Families

When: April 13; 8 to 9 a.m.

Where: Laurtizen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

Cost: Each session is $10, member (family, up to 4 people); $15, non-member (family, up to 4 people)

Museum Insider Tour: Democracy at The Durham

When: April 13, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

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

Cost: $20, members; $25, non-members

Breakfast with the Bunny

When: April 13 and 20, 8:30 to 10 a.m.

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

Cost: $25 for member children and $30 for non-member children; $20 for member adults and $25 for non-member adults

Easter Extravaganza

When: April 13, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

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

Spring Celebration & Egg Hunt

When: April 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: ESU #3 Gifford Farm Education Center, 700 Camp Gifford Road, Bellevue, Neb. Note: This farm may be affected by flooding.

Cost: $5; FREE for children younger than 12 months (must RSVP)

Hummel Earth Day Hike

When: April 13, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Hummel Nature Center, 3033 Hummel Road

Cost: FREE

Parks & Recreation Department & Roberts Park Neighborhood Association Easter Egg Hunt

When: April 13, 10 a.m.

Where: Roberts Park, 1000 N. 25th St.

Cost: FREE (for ages 10 and younger)

Make Omaha

When: April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Do Space, 7205 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE

Earth Day Omaha

When: April 13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Elmwood Park, 808 S. 60th St.

Cost: FREE


Easter Eggstravaganza

When: April 14, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Shadow Lake Amphitheater at Shadow Lake Towne CEnter, 72nd Street and Highway 370, Papillion, Neb.

Cost: FREE

Easter Bunny Storytime & Photos

When: April 19, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (storytime), noon to 3 p.m. (photos)

Where: Village Pointe, 17304 Davenport St.; storytime at Athleta and photos at Cold Stone Creamery

Cost: FREE

Wildlife Safari Family Campouts

When: April 19 (Frogwatch USA/Bioblitz), May 3 (birdwatching), May 31 (Frogwatch USA), June 8 (fireflies), June 21 and July 26 (Prairie Walkers), Aug. 9 and 10 (Perseid Meteor Shower), Aug. 24 (Creek Walkers), and Sept. 7 and 27 (monarch tagging); overnights

Where: Wildlife Safari Park, 16406 292nd St, Ashland, Nwb.

Cost: $40 per person

Adams Easter Eggstravaganza

When: April 20, 9 to 11 a.m.

Where: Adams Park Community Center, 3230 John A Creighton Blvd.

Cost: FREE

Party For The Planet

When: April 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with regular zoo admission

Spring Fling & Egg Hunt

When: April 20, 10 a.m. to noon

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

Cost: Included with museum admission


Earth Day Bio Blitz 2019

When: April 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Wildlife Safari Park, 16406 292nd St, Ashland, Nwb.

Cost: Included with admission


Easter Egg Hunt

When: April 21, 9 a.m.

Where: Emanuel Lutheran Church, 2444 N. Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE


NeSci Fest – Little Scientist Day

When: April 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $13 for kids and adults, $12 for seniors, and FREE for members and children 24 months and younger

“School of Rock”

When: April 23-28

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

Cost: Tickets start at $32

Cirque du Soleil “Crystal”

When: April 24-28; performances are Wednesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1:30 and 5 p.m.

Where: CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St.

Cost: $47-$123, adults; $38-$99, children; and $42.50-$83, seniors & students

“Dragons Love Tacos”

Where: April 26 to May 12

Where: The Rose, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $20, non-members; four FREE tickets for members


Family Safari Tent Camp

When: April 26; May 4 and 18; June 1, 8, and 28; July 13 and 27; and Aug. 2 and 16; overnight

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

Cost: $100 per person (children must be at least 4 years old; tents required)


Día del Niño

When: April 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: El Museo Latino, 25th and L streets

Cost: FREE

Maifest German Celebration

When: April 27, noon to 11 p.m.

Where: German-American Society, 3717 S. 120th St.

Cost: FREE

Healthy Kids Day 2019

When: April 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Stinson Park, 2232 S. 64th St.

Cost: FREE

Family Sleeping Bag Safaris “Snoozing Under The Sea”

When: May 24, June 21, July 5 & Aug. 10; overnight

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

Cost: $48 per person (children must be at least 4 years old)

Family-Friendly Things To Do: Exhibits & Shows Ending Soon

$1 RETRO MOVIES

When: Through March 27; movies are “The Princess Bride” (March 3,4, 6), “Back to the Future” (March 10, 11, 13), “The Sandlot” (March 17, 18, 20), and “Top Gun” (March 24, 25, 27)

Where: Participating Marcus Theaters, including Marcus Majestic of Omaha, Twin Creek and Village Pointe Cinemas

Cost: $1

Forever Young “Searching For Bobby Fischer”

When: Through March 28, various days and times

Where: Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Mike Fahey St.

Cost: $10, general admission; $7.50, student, teacher, military & senior; $5, member; and $2.50, kids 12 & under

“Winnie The Pooh”

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

Where: The Rose, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $20

“Super Sports: Building Strength, Sportsmanship & Smarts”

When: Through April 14, 2019

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $13 for children and adults, $12 for seniors, and FREE for members and children younger than 24 months

Kids Dream Films Series

When: Through April 14; films are “Ferdinand” (March 9-10), “Teen Titans Go! To The Movies” (March 16-17), “Trolls” (March 23-24), “The House With A Clock In Its Walls” (March 30-31), “Sing” (April 6-7) and “The Grinch” (April 13-14); films start at 10 a.m.

Where: Participating Marcus Theater locations, including Marcus Majestic of Omaha, Twin Creek and Village Pointe Cinemas

Cost: $3 per ticket; FREE tickets available at American Family Insurance offices or through the Kids Dream website

“Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books”

When: Through April 28

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE

“Human Condition”

When: Through May 4; Tuesdays through Thursday & Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: KANEKO, 1111 Jones St.

Cost: FREE

“30 Americans”

When: Through May 5

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Cost: $10 for general public adults; $5 college students with ID (tickets for
those with a UNMC student ID are free); FREE for members and youth ages 17 and younger. Special Thursday pricing (4 to 8 p.m.) is $5 for general public adults. Exhibition tickets are FREE the first weekends of each month, Feb. 2–3, March 2–3, April 6–7, and May 4–5

“Robot Zoo”

When: Through May 10

Where: Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, 28210 W. Park Hghway, Ashland, Neb.

Cost: Included with admission

“Dinosaur UpROAR”

When: Through May 12; open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

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

“American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith”

When: Through June 23 (opening day activities are March 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

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

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

“Attic Adventures”

When: Through Sept. 1 (first 200 kids on opening day receive a goody bag)

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $13 for kids and adults, $12 for seniors, and FREE for members and children 24 months and younger

Fun things to do in Omaha with kids - Event calendar of shows, exhibits, free activities and more things happening in Omaha, Nebraska

Weekly Activities For Families & Kids

These activities are on-going and held on the same day each week. Still, it’s a good idea to call ahead before going, just to be sure.

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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  1. Bonnie Carr says

    Our family is wondering if there will be Dickens characters singing in the old market? Carolers? Dates? Thank you Bonnie carr

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