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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 …

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 …

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.

Gifford Farm Public Days

Gifford Farm 700 Camp Gifford Road, Bellevue

** Update: The public dates at the farm are temporarily discontinued due to flooding. They will resume July 22.** Gifford Farm will be open to the public on Mondays from April 1 to Oct. 28, 2024. Visitors can engage with farm animals and enjoy a hayride. The nature trail will be open. Cost is $6 per for …

$6

Pete The Cat Visits Storytime

Pete the Cat will visit Omaha Public Library branches for a special Storytime. Experience stories, creative movement, music and more. The library explore the early literacy skills of singing, playing, reading, talking, and writing in each storytime. Schedule: June 7, 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch June 8, 10:30 to 11 a.m. at W. …

Free

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 …

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

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 …

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure is a free event at the library for kids ages 6-12 that explores the "Magic Tree House" series.  Participants will decide where the story goes. Each choice will lead to a craft or activity that will change the story and lead to another decision. Registration is required and opens May 15. Schedule: June …

Swifty Party

Learning Express 120 Regency Parkway, Omaha

Learning Express will hold a Swifty Party featuring a live performance by a Taylor Swift impersonator, meet and greet sessions, and a bubble dance party. The event is free and for all ages.

Free
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Leashes at Lauritzen

Lauritzen Gardens 100 Bancroft St., Omaha

Dogs love going on an adventure. This year, plan a night out with your furry friend during Leashes at Lauritzen. These events are enjoyable nights for dogs to walk the trails, meet other dogs, take photos among the flowers and foliage, sniff all the things, and meet other dog lovers. Water will be available at stations throughout the …