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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 …

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. …

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 …

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.

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 …

Mutual Of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom

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

The Durham Museum is teaming up with Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom to showcase the history of a show that pioneered nature and wildlife programming and continues to educate viewers today. "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" will be on display July 13 through Oct. 6, 2024. After making its network premiere in 1963, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom …

Toddler Tuesday

Fat Brain Toys 16909 Burke St., Suite 131

Fat Brain Toys regularly holds toddler-oriented activities on Tuesdays mornings.  Upcoming themes July 9: Martial Arts with Nicole July 16: Old Mother Hubbard July 23: Kindermusik with Overton Music Studio July 30: Ocean Fun with Ivybrook Academy

Free

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

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

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 …