March 22, 2018

Things To Do In Omaha With Kids This Week

Summer is almost over, but there are still a ton of things to see and do in Omaha. Check out this list for upcoming kid-friendly activities, exhibits, stage shows, and more happening in the Omaha Metro Area in August and September 2019 (and beyond!).

NOTE: This page is updated weekly. 

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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. Everything is in Omaha, unless otherwise noted in the address. 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).

World Fest

When: Aug. 18 and 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

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

Millard Days

When: Aug. 20-25 (parade is Aug. 24 at 11 a.m.)

Where: Andersen Park, 13625 Cottner St.

Cost: FREE

Dundee Day

When: Aug. 24

Where: 50th Street and Underwood Avenue

Cost: FREE

Wildlife Safari Family Campouts

When: 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

Annual Midlands Renaissance Revel

When: Aug. 24 and 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Ditmars Orchard and Vineyard, 19475 225th St., Council Bluffs, Iowa 

Cost: $12, adults; $6, children

Midwest Pirate Fest – The Grapes of Wrath!

When: Aug. 24 and 25, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Bellevue Berry Farm, 11001 S. 48th St., Papillion, Neb.

Cost: $10, adults; $7, children

Team Survivor Challenge

When: Aug. 25 (6th-8th graders) and Sept. 15 (9th-12th graders)

Where: Zorinsky Park, Shelter 1 located at the 156th Street entrance

Cost: $20 per team of four

Night Market

When: Aug. 30 and Sept. 27, 6 to 10 p.m.

Where: Midtown Crossing at Turner Park, 31st Avenue and Farnam Street

Cost: FREE

Septemberfest

When: Aug. 30 through Sept. 2 (parade is Sept. 2 at 10 a.m.)

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

Cost: $7; kids 5 and younger admitted FREE (parade is FREE)

“Go, Dog, Go”

When: Aug. 30 through Sept. 15; performances are Fridays at 7 p.m., and Saturdays & Sundays at 2 and 5 p.m.

Where: The Rose, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $20 per person, members receive four free tickets

Bayliss Park Block Party

When: Aug. 31, 3 to 10 p.m. (4:30 p.m. Laurie Berkner Band concert, 6 p.m. High Heel concert, 8 p.m. “Incredibles 2”)

Where: Bayliss Park in downtown Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE

Zoo Pre-Campers Experience

When: 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

Midtown Crossing Car Show

When: Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Turner Park at Midtown Crossing, 3110 Farnam St.

Cost: FREE

World O! Water

When: Sept. 7, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Wehrspann Lake at Chalco Hills Recreation Area, 8901 S. 154th St.

Cost: FREE

Itty Bitty Try-athalon

When: Sept. 7, 10 a.m. (3 & 4 year olds) and 10:30 a.m. (5 and 6 year olds)

Where: Benson Park, 7028 Military Ave.

Cost: $10; pre-registration required by Sept. 6

Learning on the Lake – Canoes

When: Sept. 8, one-hour time slots are at 1, 2 or 3 p.m.

Where: Zorinsky Lake, entrance at 156th and F streets

Cost: $10 per canoe (max. of four people); pre-register in advance

“Hamilton”

When: Sept. 10-29

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

Cost: Tickets start at $75

“Annie”

When: Sept. 13 through Oct. 13

Where: Omaha Community Playhouse, 6815 Cass St.

Cost: TBD

Tinkerfest

When: Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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

Family Campout

When: Sept. 21, 5 p.m. (overnight)

Where: Mockingbird Hills Community Center, 10242 Mockingbird Drive

Cost: $7 per person or $28 per family

“Dr. Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat”

When: Sept. 27 through Oct. 13; 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 per person, members receive four free tickets

Worldwide Day of Play

When: Sept. 29

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

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

Cobweb Castle

When: Sept. 29 through Oct. 31

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

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

Exhibits & Shows Ending Soon

Don’t miss your chance to see these Omaha events, performances or exhibits that have a set end date!

“Chica”

When: Through Aug. 24

Where: El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St.

Cost: $5, general admission; $3.50, children (K-12); FREE for children under 5 years old and members

“Re*Purpose”

When: Through Aug. 24

Where: KANEKO, 1111 Jones St.

Cost: FREE

“Pokenon Themed Performance, Art & Dinner”

When: Through Aug. 25; performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Where: Apollon Art Space, 1801 Vinton St.

Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door (includes light snacks)

“Enchanted Kingdom”

When: Through Sept. 1

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

“Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family”

When: Through Sept. 1

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

Cost: Included with museum admission and FREE for members

“Attic Adventures”

When: 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

“The Great Gnome Escape: A Family Scavenger Hunt”

When: Through Sept. 2

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

Cost: Included with admission and FREE for members

“The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design”

When: Through Sept. 8

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 (4–8 p.m.): $5 for general public adults.

“SPACE: Humanity’s Longest Journey”

When: Through Sept. 15

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

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $12, adults; $11, military/seniors; $6, kids (ages 4-12); and FREE, kids 3 and under.

Farmers Market Council Bluffs

When: Thursdays through Sept. 26, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: First Avenue by Bayliss Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE

Omaha Farmers Market – Old Market

When: Saturdays through Oct. 12, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: 11th and Jackson streets

Cost: FREE

Omaha Farmers Market – Aksarben Village

When: Sundays through Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: 67th and Center streets

Cost: FREE

“HUIPILES, Indigenous Textiles from Guatemala”

When: Through Oct. 26

Where: El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St.

Cost: $5, general admission; $3.50 for kids grade K-12; FREE for kids under 3 and members

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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