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 April 2019 – including Easter egg hunts, Easter Bunny events, and Easter craft sessions. Email me if you have Easter events you’d like added! Looking ahead, the list also has upcoming May events from outdoor markets to overnights at the zoo.

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).

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

Kerfuffle presents “Firefly”

When: April 17 & 18 and May 16 & 17, 11 a.m. to noon

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 children under 24 months and members

Forever Young Family & Children’s Series – Springtime in Paris!

When: April 18 through June 27; “The Red Balloon and White Mane” (April 18); “A Cat in Paris” (April 20, 21, 25, 27 and May 2); “Triplets of Belleville” (May 4, 5, 9, 11, 12 & 16); “Ernest & Celestine” (May 18, 19, 23, 25, 26 & 30); “Hugo” (June 1, 2, 6, 8, 9 & 13); “Small Change” (June 15, 16, 20, 22, 23 & 27)

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

Cost: $10, adults; $7.50, seniors/teachers/military/bike; and $2.50 for kids ages 12 and younger

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

El Día de los Niños Celebrations & Story Times

When: April 19 through May 4; April 19 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. (South Omaha), April 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (W. Dale Clark Main), April 30 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. (Abrahams), April 30 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (Florence), May 1 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Washington), May 2 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. (Benson), May 3 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. (Swanson), and May 4 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. (Swanson)

Where: Various Omaha Public Library branches

Cost: FREE (kids receive a free book, too)

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

Breakfast with the Bunny

When: April 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

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

Earth Day Program

When: April 23-26, 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. (drop-in)

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 children under 24 months and members

“School of Rock”

When: April 23-28; performances are Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Kids’ Night On Broadway is Wednesday, with pre-show activities in the lobbies starting at 6 p.m.

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

Cost: Tickets start at $32; The Kids’ Night On Broadway BOGO ticket promo for the Wednesday performance is KNOB

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 Ice Skate

When: April 28, 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)

Omaha Farmers Market – Old Market

When: Saturdays, May 4 through Oct. 12, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: 11th and Jackson streets

Cost: FREE

Space Day

When: May 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $12 for adults and $6 for kids

Beaks and Bills, Feathers and Quills

When: May 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with admission

American Midwest Ballet Presents “The Wizard Of Oz”

When: May 4, 7:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $27-$92

Family Sleeping Bag Safari “Slumber in the Jungle”

When: 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)

Omaha Symphony Presents “Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert”

When: May 4 and 5, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $19-$89

Renaissance Festival of Nebraska

When: May 4-12; Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

Cost: $13 for adults and $8 for children in advance; $14 for adults and $9 for children the day of

“Garth Williams: Illustrator of the Century”

When: May 4 through Aug. 11

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE

Omaha Farmers Market – Aksarben Village

When: Sundays, May 5 through Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: 67th and Center streets

Cost: FREE

Spring Into Summer

When: May 10; park party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Zorinsky Lake, 3808 S. 156th St.

Cost: FREE

Zoo Pre-Campers Experience

When: 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

Telescopes and Prairie Skies

When: May 10 and July 19, 7 to 10 p.m.

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

Cost: $10 per person (pre-registration requested)

See The Budwesier Clydesdales

When: May 11, 2 to 6 p.m.

Where: Horsemen’s Park, 6303 Q St.

Cost: FREE

Helicopter Day

When: May 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (helicopters start arriving at 10 a.m.)

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

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $12 for adults and $6 for kids; helicopter rides are $60 per person

Free Park Entry Day

When: May 18

Where: All Nebraska State Parks

Cost: FREE

March for Monarchs

When: May 18, 8 to 10 a.m.

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

Cost: Included with admission

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)

“Enchanted Kingdom”

When: May 25 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

Camel & Ostrich Races

When: May 26, 2 to 6 p.m.

Where: Horsemen’s Park, 6303 Q St.

Cost: $5, adults; kids admitted FREE

Night Market

When: May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 27, 6 to 10 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

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

“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

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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