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Event Series Nebraska’s Deep Roots

Nebraska’s Deep Roots

Fontenelle Forest 1111 Bellevue Blvd. North, Bellevue

Fontenelle Forest is celebrating the 200-year anniversary of the Fontenelle Trading Post with a history exhibit located in the Baright Gallery. "Nebraska's Deep Roots" tells the story of how the Fontenelle Trading Post came to be and what a trading post during the 1800’s may have looked like. It's open daily at the Fontenelle Forest Nature …

Sunday Family Fun Day

Bushwackers Saloon 7401 Main St., Ralston

Sunday Family Fun Day runs from noon to 5 p.m. and includes live music by Come Together Band from 1 to 4 p.m. It's an all ages event. Cover is $5.

$5
Event Series Power Up

Power Up

Omaha Children's Museum 500 S. 20th St., Omaha

Omaha Children's Museum will open the temporary exhibit "Power Up" from May 25 through Jan. 5, 2025. In the exhibit, families can explore five practices that can supercharge your well-being: Physical activity, emotional health, nutrition, relationships, and creative expression. Power Up teaches kids that they have the power to create a happy and healthy life. …

Event Series Kenya’s Kids

Kenya’s Kids

Omaha Children's Museum 500 S. 20th St., Omaha

Omaha Children's Museum will host the temporary exhibit "Kenya's Kids" starting June 8, 2024. "Kenya’s Kids" magically transports visitors into the lives of children living in Kenya today. The environments created in the exhibit space are designed to bring that experience to life and encourage children to not just learn about, but also participate in …

Event Series Ice Age Adventure

Ice Age Adventure

Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park 16406 N. 292 St., Ashland

Experience the coolest adventure in town at "Ice Age Adventure," the all-new exhibit at Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park opening Friday, May 3. Thirty-eight prehistoric animals from the Ice Age will come to life in a drive-through, interactive experience. It is included with Safari Park admission. The Wildlife Safari Park will have special experiences including daily educational …

Event Series Garden Games

Garden Games

Lauritzen Gardens 100 Bancroft St., Omaha

Rediscover classic yard games at Lauritzen Gardens this summer. Garden Games will run through Sept. 2, 2024. From croquet, to card games and from I-SPY® to giant chess, compete with your family and friends outdoors. Included with paid garden admission or membership.

Event Series Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane

The Durham Museum 801 S. 10th St., Omaha

The Durham Museum presents "Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall" from June 22 through Oct. 13, 2024. The exhibit is included with museum admission. Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, braved the unknown to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living …

Event Series Navigations

Navigations

The Union For Contemporary Art 2434 N. 24th St., Omaha

"Navigations" is on display through Aug. 24 at The Union for Contemporary Art. The collection features work created by artist Nathaniel Ruleaux as he navigates identity, history, culture, medium and practice. Moving between mediums of painting, ceramics, drawing, photography, digital art and animation, Ruleaux navigates and explores different forms of expression while searching for answers about …

Free

Little Critter Visits Storytime

Little Critter will visit area branches of the Omaha Public Library this summer. Children of all ages are welcome. Experience stories, creative movement, music and more. We explore the early literacy skills of singing, playing, reading, talking, and writing in each storytime. There will be opportunities to take photos. Note: Childcare groups, please call in …

Free
Event Series Joslyn Castle Public Tours

Joslyn Castle Public Tours

Joslyn Castle 3902 Davenport St., Omaha

The Scottish Baronial mansion in the heart of Midtown Omaha has been enchanting visitors since the doors first opened in 1903. Public tours include the main, second and third floor. The tour begins with a 10-minute video overview of George and Sarah Joslyn's story, followed by a room-by-room guided tour. The length of the tour …

Frida Kahlo And The Blue House Exhibit

El Museo Latino 4701 S. 25th St., Omaha

El Museo Latino presents the special exhibit "Frida Kahlo and the Blue House Exhibit" through July 27. The exhibit presents color photographs of the architecture and interior spaces of the Blue House created by Cristina Kahlo, as well as vintage black and white photographs taken by Diego Rivera, Antonio Kahlo, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Florence Arquín …

Event Series Hydrant Parties

Hydrant Parties

The City of Omaha, the City of Council Bluffs, and the City of La Vista host free hydrant parties each summer. The Omaha parties are June 3 through July 26 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and held in three location each day (one at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.). The Council Bluffs parties are …

Free
Event Series Joslyn Castle Public Tours

Joslyn Castle Public Tours

Joslyn Castle 3902 Davenport St., Omaha

The Scottish Baronial mansion in the heart of Midtown Omaha has been enchanting visitors since the doors first opened in 1903. Public tours include the main, second and third floor. The tour begins with a 10-minute video overview of George and Sarah Joslyn's story, followed by a room-by-room guided tour. The length of the tour …

Event Series Night Sky Adventure

Night Sky Adventure

The inflatable STARLAB dome will be at various Omaha Public Library branches this summer. Learn about the stars, planets, asteroids, comets, light speed, light years, our galaxy and our solar system. Journey to the far away constellations of Greek Mythology and Native American lore. There will be interactive stations to explore all things cosmic while waiting …

Free
Event Series Hunger Games Escape Room

Hunger Games Escape Room

Omaha Public Library has created an escape room experience for teens based on the best-selling Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. You will be “locked” in a meeting room with puzzles, clues (and a few hints) to see if you have the smarts to figure out how to get out of our escape room! For ages 12-18. Schedule: …

Free
Event Series Nebraska Land Animals

Nebraska Land Animals

Learn how native Nebraska critters have adapted to survive our state's many unique habitats: woodlands, short and tall grass prairies, agricultural fields and sandhill dunes with Papio Natural Resources District. Papio NRD will be at various Omaha Public Library branches with this presentation: June 17 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Washington Branch (Registration required; call 402-444-4849 …

Free
Event Series Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

Gene Leahy Mall 1302 Farnam St., Omaha

The 20th season of Playing With Fire features free, live music from the hottest blues-influenced bands worldwide July 11-13. Blankets, chairs, and picnics are welcome at this all-ages event. It's at a new location in 2024: Gene Leahy Mall.

Free
Event Series Live On The Lawn

Live On The Lawn

Zorinsky Lake 3808 S. 156th St., Omaha

Live on the Lawn is a FREE Summer Concert Series hosted by the City of Omaha Parks and Recreation. Concerts will be by Zorinsky Lake; be sure to use the South 156th and F streets entrance. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Food trucks will be at the event. 2024 Schedule …

Free
Event Series PACE New Masters

PACE New Masters

Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center 1001 S. Sixth St., Council Bluffs

The Third Annual PACE New Masters 2024 exhibit, presented by Kathleen Pyper, is on display at the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center from May 24 through Sept. 28, 2024. The juried exhibition features 40+ professional photographers depicting realism landscapes, figures, and portraits. The opening night reception is May 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. On opening …

Free

Music & Memories Summer Concert Series

Hy-Vee Amphitheater at Shadow Lake Towne Center 7775 Olson Drive, Papillion

Shadow Lake Towne Center's weekly summer concert series is held at the Hy-Vee Amphitheater. Food and beverages available for purchase at each concert. No outside alcohol is permitted. 2024 Schedule June 7: The Radio Eclectic (Party Band Covering the '60s to Today's Hits) June 14: Silas Creek (Modern & Classic Country) June 21: The Fishheads (Mix of …

Free

Andrew Bird

Astro Amphitheater 8302 City Centre Drive, La Vista

Andrew Bird & Nickel Creek play outdoors at Astro Amphitheater on July 12 at 6:30 p.m.; doors open at 5:30. Opener is Haley Heynderickx.

Event Series Backline’s Best

Backline’s Best

The Backline Comedy Theatre 1618 Harney St., Omaha

Looking for the best improv on a Friday night? You're in the right place! Start your night off with laughter as we showcase Omaha's finest improvised acts. These stellar teams have limited four-month runs, so catch them lighting up our stage before they rotate out. Cost is $10 online, $13 at the door.

Falconwood Summer At The Drive-In

Falconwood Park 905 Allied Road, Bellevue

Falconwood Park's Summer At The Drive-In Series starts May 24. Gates open at 7 p.m. and movies start at dusk. Drive-in spaces are first come, first served. Bring chairs and blankets in the event of being directed to parking in the back lot. Admission is $5 per person for everyone ages 5 and older. Children ages 4 …

$5

Open Skate Night

Schenzel Community Center 2220 N. 20th St., Omaha

Open Skate Night includes raffles and music by DJFlyness. Admission is $10 and includes skates. Non-skaters pay $5.

$10
Event Series Omaha Storm Chasers Games

Omaha Storm Chasers Games

Werner Park 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion

The Omaha Storm Chasers is the area's AAA baseball team. Here's a look at their 2024 season: March 31 - Family Funday is March 31 at the 2:05 p.m. game Featuring balloon artists, face painters, Wildlife Encounters, and more!  April 11 - Union Night and Thrifty Thursday is April 11 at the 6:35 p.m.  April …

Ticket prices vary
Event Series Summer Melodramas

Summer Melodramas

Kountze Memorial Theater 28500 West Park Highway, Ashland

Popcorn Productions, LLC and Mahoney State Park present melodramas each summer. This year, there are three shows in production: "B Mine Forever," "Phantom of Dark Grove," and "Gary Botter and the Divining Sphere." Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for children (ages 12 and under). Family package price is $28 for two adults and two …

Event Series Moonlight Movies

Moonlight Movies

La Vista Public Library 9110 Giles Road, La Vista

Moonlight Movies is a free outdoor movie series at the La Vista Public Library. Blankets, chairs, and picnics are encouraged. Supporting community partner Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will provide prizes for raffle drawings before each show. Movies start at dusk. 2024 Movie Schedule: June 14 - "Wonka" July 12 - "Elemental"

Event Series The Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz

Ralston Performing Arts Center 8969 Park Drive, Ralston

Ralston Community Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz,” the weekends of July 12-14, July 19-21, and July 26-28, 2024 at Ralston Performing Arts Center. Ticket are $30 for adults and $26 for students and seniors. Synopsis: Follow the yellow brick road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, features the iconic musical …

Dad Jokes

The Backline Comedy Theatre 1618 Harney St., Omaha

Dad Jokes (featuring Michael Johnson, Michael Smith, Justin Edmonds, Taylor Grote, and Rachel Ware) has been voted as one of the best improv shows at The Backline. They don't tell 'jokes' and they aren't your dad, but you'll love them just the same. Their show is some of the best longform improv comedy you can …