March 22, 2018

Family-Friendly Things To Do In Omaha

NOTE: This page is updated weekly. 

No doubt about it, with the chill in the air, indoors is where you want to be. Check out this list for upcoming kid-friendly activities, exhibits, stage shows, and more happening in the Omaha Metro Area. For everything else happening in January, keep reading.

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).

family friendly things to do in Omaha

Marvel vs. DC Friday Family Date Night

When: Jan. 25, 4 to 8 p.m.

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 month

Clifford Visits Storytime

When: Jan. 25 through Feb. 2; locations include Swanson (Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m.), Sorensen (Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m.), Millard (Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m.), South Omaha (Jan. 29, 10:30 a.m.), Willa Cather (Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m.), Elkhorn (Jan. 31, 10 a.m.), Saddlebrook (Feb. 1, 9:30 a.m.), and Benson (Feb. 2, 10:15 a.m.)

Where: Various Omaha Public Library branches

Cost: FREE

“Return To Niobrara”

When: Jan. 25 through Feb. 10; performances are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 5 p.m., and Sunday at at 2 p.m.

Where: The Rose, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $20 general public, members receive four free tickets

34th Annual Cathedral Flower Festival

When: Jan. 26 and 27; open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: St. Cecilia Cathedral, 701 N. 40th St.

Cost: FREE

Dinosaur Yoga For Families

When: Jan. 26, Feb. 16, March 16 & 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)

Mac & Cheese Binge

When: Jan. 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Various locations at Midtown Crossing, 3110 Farnam St.

Cost: Samplers are $3 each

Birds & Binoculars

When: Feb. 2, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Mahoney State Park administrative offices, 28500 West Park Highway, Ashland, Neb.

Cost: FREE; must have 2019 park entry permit

“30 Americans”

When: Feb. 2 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

I <3 Hummel

When: Feb. 9. 9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Hummel Nature Center, 3033 Hummel Park Road

Cost: FREE

Dinosaur-Themed Family Workshops

When: Feb. 9 (fossils) and March 9 (dinos); 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Laurtizen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

Cost: Each session is $15, member (family); $25, non-member (family); includes admission to the gardens

World’s Greatest Hobby Show

When: Feb. 9 and 10; 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: Adult tickets, TBD; FREE, children 15 and younger

Dino-Nights

When: Feb. 15-17, & 22-24, and March 1-3, & 8-10; from 5 to 8 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

Read and Grow at the Garden

When: Feb. 15 (Fun with Fossils), March 15 (Dino-Mite Stories); 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

Cost: FREE (pre-registration required)

Candyland Friday Family Date Night

When: Feb. 22, 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

“Attic Adventures”

When: March 2 through Sept. 1

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

“30 Americans” Family Festival

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

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE

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

“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

“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

“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

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

Family Fun Night

When: Fridays, 5 to 9 p.m.

Where: SkateDaze, 3616 S. 132nd St.

Cost: $11.99 (skate or play), $3.99 for non-skating parent

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)

Family Fun & Fitness

When: Sundays, 1 to 6 p.m.

Where: SkateDaze, 3616 S. 132nd St.

Cost: $8 (skate rental is additional $4)

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Comments

  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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