August 26, 2019

Omaha Events Calendar – Things To Do This Week

Fall is here and there are a ton of things to see and do in Omaha. Check out this Omaha events calendar for upcoming kid-friendly activities, exhibits, stage shows, and more happening in the Omaha Metro Area in October 2019 (and beyond!).

NOTE: This page is updated weekly. 

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

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).

Family-friendly events in Omaha

The Great Hall-oween Haunt

When: Oct. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with regular museum admission

Ghouls & Glow

When: Oct. 24-25, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday nights and 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights

Where: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.

Cost: $8-13/member child; $11-16/member adult; $10-15/non-member child; and $13-18/non-member adult.

Healthy Trick or Treat Night

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

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

Cost: Included with regular museum admission

HETRA’s Stall and Treat Halloween Party With The Horses

When: Oct. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: 10130 S. 222nd St., Gretna, Neb.

Cost: FREE

Baseballoween at Werner Park

When: Oct. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way

Cost: FREE

Monster Mash

When: Oct. 25, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Oak View Mall, 3001 S. 144th St.

Cost: FREE

“Ella Enchanted: A New Musical”

When: Oct. 25 through Nov. 10; 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, non-members; members receive four tickets

Superhero Spootacular

When: Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with regular museum admission

Farnam Hill’s Trunk OR Treat

When: Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Zen Coffee Co., 230 S. 25th St.

Cost: FREE

There are A LOT of free Halloween activities in Omaha this week. See the complete list here!

Trick Or Treat The Museum

When: Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Hallo-Weekend

When: Oct. 26 and 27

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

Cost: Included with regular museum admission; children ages 12 and younger are admitted FREE in costume

Halloween Village

When: Oct. 27, 2 to 5 p.m.

Where: City Sprouts South location, 1815 N St.

Cost: FREE

Bison Night at the Museum

When: Nov. 1, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE

Art Of The Book

When: Nov. 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (family activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE

The Bookworm Presents “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Wrecking Ball Show”

When: Nov. 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Westside High School, 8701 Pacific St.

Cost: $19.99, solo ticket, and $22.99 to admit one child and one adult (ticket includes copy of the new book with pre-personalized bookplate signed by Jeff Kinney, photo with Kinney, and entry into the show)

Paddington Bear At Story Time

When: Nov. 15-23; story times are on Nov. 15 at 10:30 a.m. (Florence), Nob. 16 at 10:30 a.m. (Sorensen), Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. (Elkhorn), Nov. 19 at 10:30 a.m. (South Omaha), Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m. (Main), Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m. (Millard), Nov. 22 at 10:30 a.m. (Swanson) and Nov. 23 at 10:15 a.m. (Benson)

Where: Various Omaha Public Library branches

Cost: FREE

Looking for even more ideas of things to do in Omaha? I always check the Visit Omaha calendar for special events!

Dinos On The Loose

When: Nov. 15, 4 to 8 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with regular admission, which is $14 for kids and adults, and FREE for kids under 24 months

Ailey II

When: Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.

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

Cost: Tickets start at $20

“Music Of Vince Guaraldi and the Peanuts”

When: Nov. 17, 2 p.m.

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Cost: $20, adults; $10, children

Omaha Exhibits & Shows Ending Soon

The exhibitions and theatrical performances have been on this Omaha calendar of events for weeks, but they’re ending soon!

If you want more ideas for cultural attractions to see in the city (even if there isn’t a must-see temporary exhibit), check out this list of 20+ Omaha museums you should visit.

Opera Omaha at Storytime

When: Through Oct. 25 ; storytimes are at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 9 (Willa Cather), Oct. 11 (Florence) and Oct. 25 (Swanson)

Where: Omaha Public Library various locations

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

Cobweb Castle

When: 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.

The Great Pumpkin Celebration

When: Through Oct. 31 at various times

Where: Cabela’s, 12703 Westport Parkway, La Vista, Neb.

Cost: FREE

“A Bucket of Blessings”

When: Through Nov. 3

Where: The Rose, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $10, members; $12, nom-members

Fall Chrysanthemum Show

When: Through Nov. 17

Where: Laurizen Garden, 100 Bancroft St.

Cost: Included with museum admission

“RACE: Are We So Different?”

When: Through Jan. 5, 2020

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

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $11 for adults; $8 for seniors; $7 for children 3-12; and FREE for members and children
age 2 and under. Admission is FREE to all on Sept. 29 from 1 to 5 p.m.

“Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics”

When: Through Feb. 2, 2020

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

Cost: Included with regular museum admission

“Diggin’ Dinos”

When: Through April 11, 2020

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

Cost: Included with regular museum admission

“Influence”

When: Through Aug. 20, 2020

Where: KANEKO, 1111 Jones St.

Cost: FREE

Fun things to do in Omaha with kids - This Omaha event calendar lists upcoming shows, exhibits, free activities and more things happening in the city and nearby. This list is great for finding things to do with kids in Omaha!

Weekly Activities In Omaha 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: =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.

Toddler Tuesday

When: Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Fat Brain Toys, 16909 Burke St.

Cost: 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. Terry Franquez says

    Loving your newsletter you let me in on more about my favorite city, thanks!

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