August 26, 2019

Things To Do Today In Omaha – Ultimate Family-Friendly Events List

There are a ton of things to do in Omaha in the winter, and it’s especially true when it comes to events. Check out this Omaha events calendar for things to do today, this weekend, and future kid-friendly activities, exhibits, stage shows, and more happening in the Omaha Metro Area.

NOTE: This page is updated almost daily. I try to make sure the information is accurate and up-to-date but things change or get canceled occasionally, so please double-check with a venue before going to an event.

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

Things to do in Omaha

Forever Young Family & Children’s Series

Where: Film Streams Dundee Theater, 4952 Dodge St.

When: Through March 26; films are “Paddington 2” (Jan. 18, 19, 23, 25, 26 & 30), “New York International Children’s Film Festival Flicks Two” (Feb. 1, 2, 6, 8, 9 & 13), “Charlotte’s Web” (Feb. 15, 16, 20, 22, 23 & 27), “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (Feb. 29, March 1, 5, 7, 8 & 12) and “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse” (March 14, 15, 19, 21, 22 & 26)

Cost: $10, general admission; $7.50, seniors, students, teacher & military, and those arriving by bike or bus; $5, members; $2.50 for children ages 12 and younger

“Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics”

When: Through Feb. 2

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

Cost: Included with regular museum admission

“Diggin’ Dinos”

When: Through April 11

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

Cost: Included with regular museum admission

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

“America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near & Far”

When: Through April 19

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

Cost: Included with regular Museum admission, which is $14 for ages 2+, $13 for seniors, and FREE for children younger than 24 months and members

“Nature Connects: Art With LEGO® Bricks”

When: Through May 10

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

Cost: Included with garden admission, which is $10, adults; $5, children ages 3-12; and FREE for garden members and children under 3

“Quest! Navigating the World Traveling”

When: Through May 26

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

Cost: Included with museum admission

“Influence”

When: Through Aug. 20

Where: KANEKO, 1111 Jones St.

Cost: FREE

Things to do in Omaha in January

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities

When: Jan. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with regular Museum admission, which is $14 for ages 2+, $13 for seniors, and FREE for children younger than 24 months and members

Cirque Mechanics “42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels”

When: Jan. 21, 7 p.m. (pre-show lobby activities start at 6 p.m.)

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

Cost: $18-$35

Family Night – “Everyday People: The Art of James E. Ransome”

When: Jan. 23, 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE

35th Annual Cathedral Flower Festival: For Everything a Season

When: Jan. 25 and 26; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p..m., and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

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

Cost: FREE (free-will donation accepted)

PJ Masks Storytime

When: Jan. 25, 1 to 2 p.m.

Where: Learning Express of Omaha, 120 Regency Parkway

Cost: FREE

Winter Wonderland Party

When: Jan. 26, noon to 3 p.m.

Where: The Wonder Nook Omaha, 10806 Prairie Hills Drive

Cost: $45, girl; siblings are $35; adults are FREE

Omaha Symphony presents “Is There A Doctor In The House?”

When: Jan. 26, 2 p.m. (pre-show activities start 45 minutes before the show)

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $15

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.

Corduroy At Story Time

When: Jan. 31 through Feb. 8; storytimes are Jan. 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Florence, Jan. 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (W. Dale Clark Main, this special evening event requires registration), Feb. 3 at 10:30 a.m. (Abrahams), Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m. (Millard), Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. (Elkhorn), Feb. 6 at 10:15 a.m. (Benson), Feb. 7 at 9:30 a.m. (Saddlebrook) and Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m. (Saddlebrook)

Where: Various Omaha Public Library branches

Cost: FREE

“Howie D: Back In The Day”

When: Jan. 31 through Feb. 16; 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: $25, non-members; 4 free tickets for members

Things to do in February

Now This Is Wrestling – Now This Is Money

When: Feb. 1, 6 p.m. (pre-sale ticket door opens at 4 p.m.)

Where: Beardmore Event Center of Bellevue, 3750 Raynor Parkway, Bellevue, Neb.

Cost: $15, adult; FREE, children 12 and younger

Mommy/Daddy and Me! Valentine Themed Dessert Class

When: Feb. 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Omaha Cake Design, 8406 Q St.

Cost: $65, one adult and one child

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)

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!

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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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