April 8, 2018

100 Things To Do In Omaha Challenge

When my friends, Tim and Lisa, published their first book “100 Things To Do In Omaha Before You Die,” Lisa asked how many I’ve done. As bloggers at The Walking Tourists, they write a lot about Omaha, as do I (obvs). So, I too wondered how many I could check off. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking the link, at no extra cost to you, I receive a small compensation for recommending it. Thanks for supporting this blog!

things to do in Omaha

Answer: I’ve done about 75 things in the book. Being a completionist, there are some half-finished sections that I don’t want to count, like the coffee shop list that has just one place left to visit (The Bike Union/The Coffee Union) and the classic steakhouses (I’m missing The Drover and Cascio’s).

So I’ve got about 25 things to check off from “100 Things To Do In Omaha Before You Die.” Rather than list all of them, here are the 10 I’ve set up as a mini challenge for me to visit before summer ends. As you’ll see in my list, the book covers a good variety of things to do in Omaha, from dining and sports to arts and history.

If it ever begins. Will winter ever end in Nebraska?!

100 Things To Do In Omaha Mini Challenge

1. Alpine Inn

I know you’re shocked to hear I haven’t gone to this quirky restaurant, where the main draw is watching wild raccoons pick through chicken bones out on the patio. Tim and Lisa promise Alpine Inn’s fried chicken is worth the wait. If you go, snag seats by the large windows for the “big dinner show.” Alpine Inn, 10405 Calhoun Road

2. College World Series at Ameritrade Park

It’s been a few years now that Ameritrade Park became the new home of the NCAA College World Series. Maybe I ought to see a game there? Technically, I have been to the park, at least. I’ve been to Fan Fest. Should I count that? Should I say I’ve checked 76 things off the list? Ameritrade Park, 1200 Mike Fahey St.

3. Microbreweries

Omaha’s craft brewery scene is growing, and I can’t keep up. I can only check off half the list in the book “100 Things To Do In Omaha Before You Die.” Here are the breweries I have yet to visit: Lucky Bucket Brewery, 11941 Centennial Road, La Vista, Neb.; Farnam House Brewing Co., 3558 Farnam St.; Brickway Brewing & Distillery, 1116 Jackson St.; Kros Strain Brewery, 10411 Portal Road, suite 102, La Vista, Neb.; Scriptown Brewing Co., 3922 Farnam St.

4. Bryson’s Airboat Tours

Though technically not an Omaha thing, these boat tours on the Platte River are close enough. If you’re not from around here, you might be surprised to know the Platte River in Nebraska is pretty shallow – like inches deep. So it makes sense that airboats are about the only way to really cruise the river. Bryson’s Airboat Tours, 879 Co. Road 19, Fremont, Neb.

5. Florence Bank and Florence Mill

Florence is one of those historic neighborhoods of Omaha that I haven’t explore much of. Two museums included in the Florence section are on my list to visit: Historic Florence Bank and Florence Mill. Find them at 8502 N. 30th St. and 9102 N. 30th St.

6. Film Streams at Dundee Theater

Here’s another one where I can say I could check it off the list, as I’ve been to Dundee Theater back in the day (anyone remember Midnight Movies?). But, I haven’t revisited it since it’s been renovated by the nonprofit Film Streams. The plan is to have a meal at Kitchen Table first and then see a movie. Film Streams at Dundee Theater, 4952 Dodge St.

7. Diventures

I haven’t been to Diventures, but mainly because I’ve never had a good reason to. I don’t plan trips that off good scuba diving opportunities, so I haven’t had a reason to learn it. Yet. Side note for those with kids: They also offer mermaid and shark classes with fin bodysuits. Or forget the kids, maybe you want to learn to be mermaid? Diventures, 4303 W. 121st Plaza

8. Horsemen’s Park

One obvious reason that I haven’t been to Horsemen’s Park is that I don’t know a thing about horse racing. But, I’ve heard on the few nights a year that they have live horse racing, it’s quite a party at Horsemen’s Park. Maybe I should once just for the experience? The 2018 live racing schedule is: May 12 (Opening Day), May 18 & 19 (Preakness), May 26 & 27 (Family Day), June 1 & 2, and June 8 & 9 (Belmont). Horsemen’s Park, 6303 Q St.

9. General Crook House Museum

Here’s a landmark I have yet to truly explore. Built in 1879, it’s been lovingly restored and is now on National Register of Historic Places. I was thinking I’d time it with a special event, or when it’s decorated for the holidays in November and December…but then I discovered they offer Afternoon Tea events there. I think I need to round up a group for that. General Crook House Museum, 5730 N. 30th St., Building 11B

10. Alpacas of the Heartland

My kids can say they’ve been to the Alpacas of the Heartland farm during the annual open house, but I can’t. The pictures are stinking cute though. Who can resist alpacas? Incidentally, I just stumbled across an event coming up: Yoga Humm – Yoga in the Fields With the Alpacas on April 28. I think I know when I’ll be going there. Alpacas of the Heartland, 7016 County Road 39, Fort Calhoun, Neb.

 

If you’ve bought the book, I’m curious to know how many you’ve checked off. Leave a comment!

 

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April 6, 2018

‘American Adventure’ Guide For Families

The description of “American Adventure,” the temporary exhibit at The Durham Museum,” reads like it would go over the heads of most kids: Minotaur Mazes’ ‘American Adventure’ takes visitors on an immersive, educational roleplay adventure that asks people to conquer one great challenge: survive the year as one of the original
Jamestown colonists.”

I tried out this maze with my two kids, ages 6 an 8, and here’s how what we thought of the experience. If you want to visit “American Adventure,” the exhibit runs through July 29, 2018. Be sure to check out the rest of the museum while there! Here’s my guide to taking children to The Durham MuseumDisclosure: I was provided complimentary passes to experience the exhibit so I could write about it.

What to expect during “American Adventure”

An overhead view of “American Adventure.” The traveling exhibit is at The Durham Museum in Omaha through July 29, 2018. Photo courtesy Durham Museum

Like a typical maze, there is only one way to enter. At the entrance, we each received our unique identity of one the Jamestown colonists. These were real colonists (all men) and at the end of the maze, we could check if they survived that first year or not.

Each colonist has a life chart, and as we move through the maze, we each track a series of life choices on an it. You can earn (or lose) points for health, wealth, food and morale at each turn of the maze. Watch out for the Wheel of Misfortune!

The goal is to make it past more than two-dozen tests spread out over four seasons. Tests range from trying to rope a sturgeon and guessing whether or not you can eat an animal, to more historically significant questions, like if you’re a gentleman, do you really help with manual labor or not. Keep all four life chart categories above the life line and you “survive.” Choose poorly and you have to exit the maze.

What kids think of “American Adventure”

The physical challenges in the “American Adventure” were my kids’ favorites.

There are plenty of things for my kids to like about the exhibit, “American Adventure,” and a few things that they didn’t. The physical challenges, pretending to climb was high up there and getting a Food point just for scraping a turtle shell were fun things for them.

What’s difficult, especially for my 6-year-old, was that most challenges required some reading. If your child isn’t patient, you may have to skip reading most of the things and go right to the challenge. It misses the educational component of the exhibit, but keeps the fun going for the kid.

Also note that the younger the kid, the more help they’ll need tracking their life chart.

Some challenges required reading, which my youngest didn’t have patience for, though most were self-explanatory. Photo courtesy Durham Museum

If your kids are competitive, they may also get frustrated with how easy it is to fail at “American Adventure.” The odds of survival are stacked against you. One accidental snakebite or bad food choice, and you’re dead.

Tips for “American Adventure”

Not many exhibits have mini ziplines, but “American Adventure” does. Photo courtesy Durham Museum

Visit during non-peak hours. This is a popular exhibit and since it’s a maze, you may have groups in front of you or behind you. If you don’t feel like rushing through your reading, I recommend going during the week instead of on the weekend.

Go to the bathroom before starting the maze. Self-explanatory, especially if you’re visiting with kids.

See the rest of the exhibit. It’s tempting to finish the maze, get your “I survived” sticker, and then head out. However, there’s more to “American Adventure” than the maze. There are displays of items found at the original James Fort of Historic Jamestown as well as original documents. There’s also a building activity table and a fun photo opp.

Plan about an hour for the exhibit. You can rush through it quicker, sure, but if you’re there to learn about about what it took to start a colony in the New World, read some of the displays. Also, realize if your colonist dies early and you have to exit the maze, you can start all over again.

Learn more. There are three lectures scheduled tied to the exhibit: “Surviving Jamestown: The Harrowing First Years of a Founding American Community,” April 17 at 6:30 p.m.; “The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America,” May 8 at 6:30 p.m. (book-signing to follow); and “Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma,” July 24 at 6:30 p.m. (book-signing to follow). Registration is required. Regular museum admission applies; free for members.

If you go

“American Adventure”

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

When: Now through July 29, 2018

Cost: Included with museum admission

 

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March 24, 2018

10 Things Families Will Love About Storm Chasers Games In 2018

I’m very excited to announce that I’m partnering with Omaha Storm Chasers this year! If you haven’t been to a game, this is the year to plan a family outing. The Storm Chasers are celebrating their 50th season, and they have a ton planned that appeals to families.

A ballgame at Werner Park is always a family-friendly experience – I’ve written about taking kids to a Storm Chasers game before. But this year, they’ve added some extras for the big anniversary. I’ve combed though all of their promotions to share my favorite things about the season.

Here are 10 things families are going to love about Storm Chasers Games this year:

Celebrating the Decades

From music to flashback jerseys, the Storm Chasers will celebrate a decade each month of the season. Check the calendar for nights where there are bobble head giveaways connected to each decade, Flashback Fridays, and beer specials by the decade.

April – 2011-Present, Storm Chasers

May – 2000-2010, Spikes/Royals

June – 1990-1999, Royals/Spikes

July – 1980-1989, Royals

August – 1969-1979, Royals

50th Game of the 50th Season

The big game falls on July 20, a Friday night. So, in addition to the 1985 Royals Flashback Jersey, fans get to enjoy Friday Fireworks.

Theme Nights

The Star Wars themed night at the park is on May 4 (get it?). Photo courtesy Omaha Storm Chasers

These are an annual favorite, and if you have Star Wars or princess fans in your house, there’s a good chance you’ve gone to one of these games. The theme nights that stand out to me include Star Wars Night on May 4 (get it? May the Fourth be with you.), Superhero Night on June 30, and Daddy-Daughter Night on July 13.

Tip: There are fireworks following the games on Star Wars Night and Daddy-Daughter Night.

Fun Storm Chasers Jerseys

In addition to five flashback jerseys that tie into the jerseys I just mentioned, there are other designs you’ll see throughout the season. Many will be auctioned off to benefit charities.

Star Wars fan? Go to the May 4th (get it?) game to see the Star Wars X-Wing Pilot Jersey presented by ParentSavvy.com. It’s going to be auctioned off. There are 10 special jerseys worn this season, and I think I have my eye on the look out for the Omaha Runzas Jersey presented by…guess. It’s presented by Runza, and you’ll see it on the diamond and then auction off on June 9.

Meet The Greats

Omaha Storm Chasers have 11 alumni appearing at games throughout the 2018 season. Photo courtesy Omaha Storm Chasers

Fifty years is a lot of years to commemorate, and a lot of players to recognize. If your kid loves meeting baseball players, plan for these games:

May 5 – Mike Sweeney (1996-97, 2002-03, 06)

May 25 or 26 – Angel Berroa (2002, 07-08)

June 22 – Harold Reynolds (1995)

June 24 – Chris Hatcher (1997-98, 2002), Dwayne Hosey (1994-95), Dave Ullery (2001-04) & Ken Harvey (2002, 05)

July 20 – Jack McKeon (1969-71), Bill Beck & Bob Quinn

Aug. 24 – Frank White (1973)

Friday Fireworks

Friday nights home games for the Storm Chasers mean fireworks. Photo courtesy Omaha Storm Chasers

All season long, if the home game falls on a Friday night, there will be fireworks following the game. There are 11 Friday nights in the schedule, and the first one is April 6.

Of course, they aren’t limiting the fireworks to just Friday nights this year. The super popular Independence Day games end with fireworks (those two nights are on July 2 and 3).

There are also fireworks following the game on Sunday, May 27, and Saturday, July 21.

 

Bark in the Park

If your kids are of the four-legged variety, take note of these dates: April 18, June 6, Aug. 1, Aug. 15 and Aug. 29. You can bring your dog to the game and sit on the berm on Bark in the Park games (just be sure to pre-register).

Tip: Bark at the Park nights happen to coincide with Weiner Wednesdays…so cheap dinners for all! Full-sized hot dogs are 25 cents each at Wednesday evening home games.

First 50 Kids Promotion

Attending the Storm Chasers game as a family was included in my list of 25 things to do under $25 in Omaha. Prices are low to begin with but you can save even more money on game day with the First 50 Kids promotion. The first 50 kids (10 years and under) to arrive at the Werner Park Ticket Office on day of game are able to purchase McDonald’s Berm tickets for just $1, all season-long, regardless of game promotion. The berm is that grassy seating area. Details here.

Family FunDays

If your kid is too young to stay up late for evening games, the Sunday afternoon home games should be on your radar. Known as Family FunDays, there are some great opportunities for kids to be out on the field. Check the schedule for the dates the can run the bases or play catch on the field. Family FunDays also always have clowns and balloon artists.

Family Fun Zone

My kids could spend the entire game here if I let them. The Centris Family Fun Zone at Werner Park is an extra fee, but totally worth it. Photo courtesy Omaha Storm Chasers

If you’re a regular at Storm Chaser games, and you have kids, chances are, you’ve been to the Centris Family Fun Zone. This was definitely my kids’ favorite part of Werner Park in their young days – I’m curious to see if it still is when we go this season. You don’t get to watch much baseball from there, though.

The Family Fun Zone is a large area behind left field with inflatables, jungle gym, and a carousel. It does cost $6 for kids ages 3+ to enter if you don’t have a Centris ATM, Visa Credit or Debit card.

There’s also a combo pass option for $7, which includes playing in the fun zone and miniature golf for $7.

Wait. There’s more!

See the full calendar of promotions here. Since this list is limited to just 10 things you’ll love, I couldn’t fit in all the concerts, giveaways, and more planned.

And before I end this, here’s my money-saving tip: If you want FREE parking, drive past all the signs for the paid lots until you reach the dirt lot on the north side of the stadium (take it with a grain of salt that it’s still free since I haven’t been to a game in years).

If you go

Storm Chasers Baseball Games

Where: Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, Neb.

Season starts March 26 with an expo game against the Kansas City Royals. First home game of the season is April 5 (Thirsty Thursday, y’all). See the full schedule or purchase tickets.

 

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March 22, 2018

Family-Friendly Things To Do In Omaha

April is around the corner and, fair warning, some of the best temporary exhibits in Omaha are ending soon. No worries, though. There are plenty of family-friendly performances, FREE events, and more to keep you occupied!

Read on for the best of what to do in Omaha right now, and in the next few weeks and months:

family-friendly things to do in Omaha

 

 

DIY Bottle Rockets—NESciFest

When: April 19, 4 to 5 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Charles B. Washington Branch,

Cost: FREE (teens)

 

Out & About Storytime: Do Space

When: April 20, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Do Space, 7205 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE

 

Out & About Storytime: Benson Park Goodwill

When: April 20, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Benson Park Goodwill, 4805 N. 72nd St.

Cost: FREE

 

“Discover the Dinosaurs: Time Trek”

When: April 21 and 22

Where: CenturyLink Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St.

Cost: $12.99-$17.99, children under 2 admitted FREE

 

“Curious George & The Golden Meatball”

When: April 20 through May 6; performances are Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 and 5 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Where: The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $20 (members receive four FREE tickets)

 

“Moon Mouse” By Lightwire Theater

When: April 20, 7 p.m.

Where: Arts Center at Iowa Western, 2700 College Road, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: $14, adults; $10, children

 

Party For The Planet

When: April 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St.

Cost: Included with regular paid zoo admission, and FREE to members. Admission is $18.95, adults (ages 12+); $17.95, seniors and military adults; $12.95, children (ages 3-11); $11.95, military child (3-11); and FREE for children 2 and younger.

 

Earth Day Birthday

When: April 21, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, Iowa

Cost: FREE (pre-registration required)

 

Sci Pop Interactive

When: April 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Cost: Indoor activities included with museum admission

 

Bubble Extravaganza

When: April 21, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Fat Brain Toys, 16909 Burke St., suite 131

Cost: FREE

 

Earth Day

When: April 21, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Elmwood Park, 808 S. 60th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Día de los Niños Fiesta/Children’s Day Party

When: April 21, 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library South Omaha Branch, 2808 Q St.

Cost: FREE

 

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day

When: April 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Stinson Park at Aksarben Village, 67th and Center streets

Cost: FREE

 

Out & About Storytime: Early Childhood Family Center

When: April 23, 11:15 a.m. to noon

Where: Millard Early Childhood Family Center, 12820 N St.

Cost: FREE

 

Lil’ Scientist Day

When: April 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $12 for children and adults; $11 for seniors; FREE for members and children under 24 months

 

Science Stations

When: April 24, 25 & 28, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Saddlebrook Branch, 14850 Laurel Ave.

Cost: FREE (ages 5 and younger)

 

Children’s Day/Día de los Niños Celebration

When: April 24, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson St.

Cost: FREE

 

Minecraft Stop Motion

When: April 24, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library A.V. Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St.

Cost: FREE (ages 10 and older)

 

Literary S.T.E.M. Challenge

When: April 25, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library South Omaha Branch, 2808 Q St.

Cost: FREE (ages 5-10)

 

Toys and Science NEScifest

When: April 26, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library W. Dale Clark (Main) Branch, 215 S. 15th St.

Cost: FREE

 

It’s All About Bees! Spring Market

When: April 28 and 29; market is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: It’s All About Bees, 8540 Park Drive, Ralston, Neb.

Cost: FREE

 

Kids On The Block Puppet Shows

When: April 28, May 12 and May 26, 11 a.m.

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $12 for children and adults; $11 for seniors; FREE for members and children under 24 months

 

Dia del Nino

When: April 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Arbor Day Celebration

When: April 28, 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: City Sprouts, 4002 Seward St.

Cost: FREE

 

Nintendo LABO

When: April 28, 4 to 5 p.m.

When: Omaha Public Library A.V. Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St.

Cost: FREE (ages 8 and older; pre-registration required)

 

Omaha Symphony “Jurassic Park”

When: April 28, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $19-$89

 

“RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles”

When: April 28, 8 p.m.

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

Cost: $49.25-$89.25

 

Children’s Day/Día de los Niños Celebration Storytime

When: May 2, 10:30 a.m. (Willa Cather); May 5, 10 a.m. (Benson)

Where: Omaha Public Library various locations

Cost: FREE

 

Leader Reader – Stormy from the Storm Chasers

When: May 2, 11:45 a.m.

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

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $12 for kids and adults, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members and kids younger than 2

 

Omaha Storm Chasers Star Wars Night

When: May 4, 7:05 p.m.

Where: Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, Neb.

Cost: Tickets start at $9 for berm seating

 

Free Comic Book Day

When: May 5; 10 a.m. to noon (Omaha Public Library W. Dale Clark branch, 215 S. 15th St.), 1 to 3 p.m. (Omaha Public Library Florence branch, 2920 Bondesson St.)

Where: Various locations

Cost: FREE

 

Star Wars Activities 

When: May 5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Family Storytime), and 1 to 2:30 p.m. (Star Wars Movie Time & Lightsaber Making)

Where: Omaha Public Library A.V. Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St.

Cost: FREE

 

Out & About Storytime: Chalco Hills

When: May 7, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Chalco Hills Natural Resources Center, 8901 S. 154th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Out & About Storytime: Stony Brook Hy-Vee

When: May 11, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Stony Brook Hy-Vee, 14591 Stony Brook Blvd.

Cost: FREE

 

Spring Into Summer

When: May 11, 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Benson Park, 7028 Military Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Celebrate CB

When: May 11-19; highlights include Celebrate @ The River (May 11, 7 to 10:30 p.m.), Barbecue in the Bluffs (May 11-13), Celebrate CB Parade (May 19, 10:30 a.m.)

Where: Activities at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park on the Council Bluffs side of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, and in Bayliss Park

Cost: FREE

 

Mystery Cache

When: May 12, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, Iowa

Cost: FREE (but must pre-register by May 9, and know that there is a $3 vehicle daily entrance pass to enter the park)

 

Family Fun Saturday – Animal & Nature Rescue Day

When: May 12, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Gifford Farm, 700 Camp Gifford Road, Bellevue, Neb.

Cost: $5; FREE for children younger than 2

 

Harry Potter Family Night

When: May 12, 5 to 8 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $12 for kids and adults, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members and kids younger than 2

 

Out & About Storytime: Joslyn Art Museum

When: May 15, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE

 

Teen Food & Fun

When: May 18, 3:15 to 5 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library W. Dale Clark (Main) branch, 215 S. 15th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Ice Cream Floats – Teens

When: May 19, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson St.

Cost: FREE

 

Full STEAM Ahead

When: May 22, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Benson Branch, 6015 Binney St.

Cost: FREE (ages 8-12)

 

2018 Big 10 Baseball Tournament

When: May 23-27

Where: TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, 1200 Mike Fahey St.

Cost: TBD

 

Loessfest 2018

When: May 25-28; highlights include Movie in the Park: “The Incredibles” (May 25, 9 p.m.), Disney Movie Night Featuring Choo Choo Soul (May 26, 6 p.m.), Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons (May 26, 7:30 p.m.), Omaha Symphony and Fireworks For Freedom (May 27, 8 p.m.), and Movie in the Park: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (May 28, 9 p.m.)

Where: Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, on the Council Bluffs side of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

Cost: FREE

 

Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party

When: May 25, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library W. Dale Clark (Main) Branch, 215 S. 15th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Out & About Storytime: Benson Park Goodwill

When: May 25, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Benson Park Goodwill, 4805 N. 72nd St.

Cost: FREE

 

Out & About Storytime: Do Space

When: May 25, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Do Space, 7205 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE

 

Ninjas on the Run Family Fun Run

When: May 26, 9 a.m.

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

Cost: FREE

 

Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party

When: May 26, 1 to 3 p.m. (Elkhorn, Benson, Willa Cather, Florence, Abrahams, Swanson, Saddlebook, Washington, A.V. Sorensen, South Omaha)

Where: Omaha Public Library various branches

Cost: FREE

 

“Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer”

When: May 26 through Sept. 2

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

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $12 for kids and adults, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members and kids younger than 2

 

“Children’s China: Celebrating Character, Culture & Confuscius

When: May 26 through Aug. 19

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

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $12 for kids and adults, $11 for seniors, and FREE for members and kids younger than 2

 

Helicopter Day

When: May 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Cost: $12, adults; $6, children

 

Out & About Storytime: Wenninghoff Farms

When: May 30, 10 a.m.

Where: Wenninghoff Farms, 6707 Wenninghoff Road

Cost: FREE

 

Teen Oreo Taste Test Challenge

When: May 31, 1 to 2 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library A.V. Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St.

Cost: FREE

 

Kids Escape Room Lock-In

When: May 31, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave.

Cost: FREE (ages 7-11, registration required and includes pizza)

 

Know of a family-friendly event in Omaha (or nearby) that’s not on this list? Email me details at ohmyomaha (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

 

Family-Friendly Exhibits & Shows Ending Soon

UNO Public Planetarium Shows

When: Through April 21; remaining shows are April 20 at 5:30 & 7 p..m., and April 21 at 4, 5:30 & 7 p.m.

Where: Mallory Kountze Planetarium in the Durham Science Center on University of Nebraska at Omaha campus

Cost: $4 per person

 

“The Art of the Brick”

When: Through April 22

Where: The Capitol District, 222 N. 12th St.

Cost: $15.50, adults; $14.50, military; and $10.50, children; family four pack is $42

 

“Energy Explorers”

When: Through April 23

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

Cost: Included with admission, $12 for adults, $6 for children

Read more about the exhibit here.

 

“Metamorphosis: From Reclaimed Plastics to Works of Art”

When: Through May 13

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, First and Bancroft streets

Cost: $10, adults; $5, children (ages 6-12); and FREE for children younger than 6 and members

 

“American Adventure”

When: Through July 29

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $11, adults’ $8, seniors; $7, children (ages 3-12); FREE for children 2 and younger

 

Omaha Storm Chasers Games

When: Through Aug. 30 (see schedule here)

Where: Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, Neb.

Cost: Tickets start at $9 for berm seating

 

Weekly Activities For Families & Kids

Toddler Tuesdays

When: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: 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.

 

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

 

Family Fun Night

When: Fridays, 5 to 9 p.m.

Where: SkateDaze, 3616 S. 132nd St.

Cost: $11.99 (skate or play), $3.99 for non-skating parent

 

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)

 

Family Fun & Fitness

When: Sundays, 1 to 6 p.m.

Where: SkateDaze, 3616 S. 132nd St.

Cost: $8 (skate rental is additional $4)

 

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March 9, 2018

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE In Omaha {Giveaway}

The No. 1 PBS Kids TV series, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” has been made into a popular musical, and the tour has two shows in Omaha. “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King For A Day!” will be at the Orpheum Theater on Saturday, March 31, at 2 and 6 p.m.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mills Entertainment, producer of the show “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King For A Day!” and tickets for the giveaway are provided by Mills Entertainment. 

I don’t know about you guys, but my kids watched a whole lot of Daniel Tiger when they were preschoolers. If you’ve never seen it, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” builds off of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and uses the same musical strategies to teach socio-emotional lessons to kids ages 2 to 4.

What’s new with Daniel Tiger this year

This isn’t the first time “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE” has been to Omaha (it’s been touring for three years), so this year, it’s an all-new production. Same beloved characters and trolley, new adventure in Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

In “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King For A Day!,” Daniel learns just what it takes to be King. And it wouldn’t be Daniel Tiger if there weren’t great lessons for kids, so through music and magical moments, kids learn the valuable lessons of kindness, helping others, and being a friend.

If you’re taking the kids, make a date of it! Here are my favorite places for post-theater treats in Omaha.

If you go

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King For A Day!”

When: March 31, 2 and 6 p.m.

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

Cost: Tickets start at $30.25 (plus applicable service fees) and are available online at ticketomaha.com, 402-345- 0606, or at the box office at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. (get the tickets at the box office to avoid paying some of those fees)

Giveaway

I’m so excited about this giveaway! One lucky winner will receive FOUR tickets to the 6 p.m. performance of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King For A Day!” at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha on March 31. Giveaway ends March 25, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Must be 18 or older to enter. Tickets have no cash value and cannot be exchanged for a different show or showtime.

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February 24, 2018

Easter Egg Hunts & March Activities For Families

Here’s a list of March activities including family-friendly events like the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Easter Extravaganza at Lauritzen Gardens. Read on for a list of Omaha events that include kid-friendly performances, FREE activities, and Easter egg hunts.

Know an event or Easter egg hunt to add? Please leave a comment or email ohmyomaha (at) gmail.com. Thanks!

 

2018 Easter Egg Hunts & Family Activities

 

Forever Young Film Series – Movie Musicals

When: March 1-29; matinee showing on Saturdays, Sundays and Thursdays. Movies are “Grease” (March 1), “West Side Story” (March 3-15), and “Singin’ in the Rain” (March 17-29)

Where: Film Streams at Dundee, 4952 Dodge St.

Cost: Tickets are $10, adults; $7.50, seniors/teacher/student/military; $5, members; and children tickets are $2.50

 

Gaelic Storm Live

When: March 1, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Arts Center at Iowa Western, 2700 College Road, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: $30-$35

 

Kids Dream Family Film Series

When: March 2-18; “The Boss Baby” (March 2-4), “The Emoji Movie” (March 9-11), and “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” (March 16-18)

Where: Participating Marcus Theaters (in the Metro, that includes Majestic, Village Pointe and Twin Creek)

Cost: $3 (you can download two FREE kids tickets here)

 

First Friday Family Date Night: Career Night

When: March 2, 5 to 8 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $12 for children and adults; $11 for seniors; FREE for members and children under 24 months

 

Book it UP for March Madness

When: March 2, 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Union Pacific Railroad Museum, 200 Pearl St.

Cost: FREE

 

After Hours Family Fun Night

When: March 2, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library W. Dale Clark branch, 215 S. 15th St.

Cost: FREE (pre-register total number of family members)

 

Pajama Party

When: March 2 and April 6, 6 to 10 p.m.

Where: Maple Street YMCA, 7502 Maple St.

Cost: $10 per child for members, $15 per child for non-members

 

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

When: March 2, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Barnes & Noble locations, 7400 Dodge St. and 3333 Oakview Drive

Cost: FREE

 

“Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach”

When: March 2-25; opening night activities in the lobby on March 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Performances are Wednesdays–Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m.

Where: Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St.

Cost: Single tickets start at $24 (Wednesdays) and start at $32 (Thursdays – Sundays) for adults and student tickets are $18(Wednesdays) and $20 (Thursdays – Sundays). Tickets for groups of 12 or more start at $22 for adults and start at $14 for students.

Tip: Ticket specials include a limited number of Twilight Tickets available at half price after noon the day of the performance at the Box Office. Cash or check only. Subject to availability. Discounted tickets for $10 will be available for the first Wednesday performance on Wednesday, March 7. $10 tickets will be available in
person at the box office starting at 4 p.m. the day of the show.

 

Family Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 2, 7 to 9 p.m. (hunts in the pool begin at 7:30)

Where: Mockingbird Hills Community Center, 10242 Mockingbird Drive

Cost: $1 (includes open swim)

 

“Visible” Movement Series Dance Performance by .tbd

When: March 2 and 3, 8 p.m.

Where: KANEKO, 1111 Jones st.

Cost: $10 for public; $5, students; FREE for KANEKO members and children

 

Dr. Seuss Birthday Kids Craft

When: March 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mangelsen’s, 3457 S. 84th St.

Cost: $1

 

Kids On The Block Puppet Shows

When: March 3, 17 and 31, 11 a.m.

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $12 for children and adults; $11 for seniors; FREE for members and children under 24 months

 

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

When: March 3, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Gretna Public Library, 736 South St.

Cost: FREE

 

Nebraska Chinese New Year Gala 2018

When: March 3, 4 to 9 p.m.

Where: Burke High School, 12200 Burke St.

Cost: $30, adult non-members, $20 adult members; $10 children (10 and younger). Cost includes dinner.

 

Omaha Symphony Family Series “Sherlock Holmes: The Case Of The Missing Music”

When: March 4, 2 p.m. (pre-show activities in lobby start at 1:15)

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $15 per person

 

The Hooley St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

When: March 4

Where: Firefighter’s Union Hall, 5005 Grover St.

Cost: $10, adults; $5, children; or family ticket for $30 (includes meal)

 

Dr. Seuss Preschool Story Time

When: March 7, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library W. Dale Clark branch, 215 S. 15th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Robot Recess

When: March 8, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Sorensen branch, 4808 Cass St.

Cost: FREE (for grades 4-12; registration required)

 

Siro-A: The Techno Circus

When: March 8, 7 p.m.

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

Cost: $20+

Ticket giveaway! Win four tickets to see Siro-A here. Giveaway ends March 3, 2018.

 

Papio-Missouri NRD Forest Animal Programs

When: March 9, 15, 16, 21, and 23, 10:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m. & 2:15 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $12 for children and adults; $11 for seniors; FREE for members and children under 24 months

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: March 10, 10 a.m.

Where: Downtown Omaha, starting on 15th and Harney streets

Cost: FREE

 

Local Children’s Author Day

When: March 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: The Bookworm Omaha, 2501 S. 90th St., suite 111

Cost: FREE

Better Together Egg Hunt

When: March 10, noon to 2 p.m.

Where: 3223 N. 45th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Open House/Open Studios

When: March 10, noon to 4 p.m. (members-only Mimosa Brunch is at 10:30 a.m. to noon); ARTalks with Artists-in-Residence + Curator-in-Residence are noon to 1 p.m., live performance is from 1 to 2 p.m., open studios and all-ages art activity with Pamela Conyers-Hinson are 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Easter Celebration With Gifford Farms

When: March 10, 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Fat Brain Toys, 16909 Burke St., suite 131

Cost: FREE

 

Night Hike In The Wetlands

When: March 10, 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N, Bellevue, Neb.

Cost: Included with admission, which is $9.50

 

LEGO Fan Expo

When: March 10 and 11

Where: Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: $8, adults; $5 children (ages 8 and younger); $25 weekend pass

 

Omaha Symphony Presents “Celtic Journey: The Return”

When: March 10, 7:30 p.m., and  March 11, 2 p.m.

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $19-$89

 

St. Patrick’s Day Storytime

When: March 14, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library W. Dale Clark branch, 215 S. 15th St.

Cost: FREE (recommended ages 3-5)

 

“Riverdance”

When: March 14 and 15, 7:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $41-$61

 

Robot Afternoon

When: March 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library South Omaha branch, 2808 Q St.

Cost: FREE (registration required)

 

Recycle Relay

When: March 16, 2 to 3 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Charles B. Washington branch, 2868 Ames Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Tween Mystery Lock-In – Clue

When: March 16, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Benson branch, 6015 Binney St.

Cost: FREE (must pre-register; for grades 4-7)

 

HIKE On Ice Skating Carnival

When: March 16, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Grover Ice Arena, 61st and Grover streets

Cost: $10 (benefits Job’s Daughters Bethel #1 Hike Fund)

 

“American Adventure”

When: March 17 through July 29

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $11, adults’ $8, seniors; $7, children (ages 3-12); FREE for children 2 and younger

 

St. Patrick’s Day Activities

When: March 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Cost: Included with admission, which is $12 for children and adults; $11 for seniors; FREE for members and children under 24 months

 

Family Day: Light in Nature

When: March 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: KANEKO, 1111 Jones St.

Cost: FREE

 

Meadows Annual Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 18, 1 to 3 p.m. (ages 1-3 hunt at 1:15, ages 4-6 at 1:45 and ages 7-10 at 2:15)

Where: Meadows Community Center and Pool, 13937 Meadow Ridge Road

Cost: FREE

 

Escape Room for Kids

When: March 19 and 20, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Millard branch, 13214 Westwood Lane

Cost: FREE (pre-registration required; one room for grades 2-4 and one for grades 4-6)

 

Full STEAM Ahead

When: March 20, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Benson branch, 6015 Binney St.

Cost: FREE

 

National Geographic Live “Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous with paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim”

When: March 20, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Cost: $11-$26

 

Easter Egg Hunt 

When: March 22, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. (hunts are at 6:30 and 6:45)

Where: Maple Street YMCA gymnasium, 7502 Maple St.

Cost: FREE for members (hunts are for ages 2 to 9)

 

Out & About Storytime: Benson Park Goodwill

When: March 23, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Benson Park Goodwill, 4805 N. 72nd St.

Cost: FREE

 

“Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure”

When: March 23 through April 8; performances on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (There are no performances on Easter Sunday, April 1.)

Where: The Rose, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $20 each, Rose members receive four free tickets. Discount ticket vouchers are available for $16 at area Hy-Vee stores.

 

NCAA Div. I Men’s Basketball Championship

When: March 23

Where: CenturyLink Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St.

Cost: Tickets are only available through re-sellers (and last I’d heard, they’re pretty pricey)

 

Family Zoo Adventure: Breakfast With The Bunny

When: March 24 and 31, 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Where: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St.

Cost: Member cost is $25 for children and $20 for adults. Non-member cost is $30 for children and $25 for adults. Child ticket price includes egg hunt and early pass to Children’s Adventure Trails before the zoo opens. Include a full breakfast.

 

City of Council Bluffs Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 24, 10 to 11 a.m.

Where: Roberts Park, 1048 25th Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE

 

Party Pals Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 24, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Ramble Ridge Park, 11424 Fort St.

Cost: FREE (hunts for ages 6-12, infant to 5, and dogs) and $5 (teens/adults for possible prize)

 

Fairy Faire

When: March 24, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N, Bellevue, Neb.

Cost: $5 for members, $15 for non-members (advanced registration suggested)

 

Easter Eggstravaganza

When: March 24, 10:30 to noon (story times at 10:45 and 11:30 a.m.)

Where: Omaha Public Library Saddlebrook branch, 14850 Laurel Ave.

Cost: FREE (treat bags for first 300 kids ages 2-12)

 

Community Easter Egg Hunt & Food Pantry Drive

When: March 24, 11 a.m. (rain date is March 31)

Where: Lakewood Villages Park, 12001 Timberridge Drive, Bellevue, Neb.

Cost: FREE (toddler through fifth grade; canned food donation suggested)

 

Easter Egg Hunt & Scavenger Hunt

When: March 24, noon to 2 p.m.

Where: The Colonial Apartment Homes, 3022 ½ N. 97th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Black Police Officers Association of Omaha Annual Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 25, 1 to 3 p.m. (rain date is March 31)

Where: Miller Park Pavilion, 2707 Redick Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

Parent-Tot Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 28, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Montclair Community Center, 2304 S. 135th Ave.

Cost: FREE (for children 6 and younger)

 

Easter Extravaganza

When: March 31, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

Cost: Included with admission (except for crafts and egg hunt, which is $3 and requires advance registration). Admission is $10, adults; $5, children (ages 6-12); FREE for children under 6 and members

 

Hop to the Movies

When: March 31, 9 a.m. (Easter egg hunt at 9:30, “Hop” screening begins at 10)

Where: Marcus Twin Creek Cinema, 3909 Raynor Parkway, Bellevue, Neb.

Cost: $8

 

Dundee Presbyterian Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 31, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (registration begins at 9:15)

Where: Dundee Presbyterian Church, 5312 Underwood Ave.

Cost: FREE

 

St. Paul’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 31, 10 a.m.

Where: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 5020 Grand Ave.

Cost: FREE (ages 4 to fourth grade)

 

Christ the King Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Christ the King Catholic Church/School, 654 S. 86th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Easter Egg Swim

When: March 31, 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: Montclair Community Center, 2304 S. 135th Ave.

Cost: $3 for youth and seniors, $4 for adults

 

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! King for a Day”

When: March 31, 2 and 6 p.m.

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

Cost: $30.25-$80.25

 

More Things To Do In March

The following events are on-going or began in previous months:

 

“Hinamatsuri: Japanese Doll Exhibit”

When: Through March 4

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.

Cost: Included with admission, which is $10, adults; $5 for children (ages 6-12), and FREE for children under 6 and members

 

“light”

When: Though March 31, 2018

Where: KANEKO, 1111 Jones St.

Cost: FREE

 

“Arctic Wonderland”

When: Through April 8

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

Cost: Included with regular admission, which is $12 for ages 2 and older, $11 for seniors, and FREE for children under 24 months and member families

 

“Forever Forest”

When: Through April 15

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

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $12 for adults and children, $11 for seniors, FREE for members and children younger than 2

Read more about the exhibit here!

 

“The Art of the Brick”

When: Through April 22

Where: The Capitol District, 222 N. 12th St.

Cost: $15.50, adults; $14.50, military; and $10.50, children; family four pack is $42

 

“Energy Explorers”

When: Through April 23

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

Cost: Included with admission, $12 for adults, $6 for children

Read more about the exhibit here.

 

“Metamorphosis: From Reclaimed Plastics to Works of Art”

When: Through May 13

Where: Lauritzen Gardens, First and Bancroft streets

Cost: $10, adults; $5, children (ages 6-12); and FREE for children younger than 6 and members

 

“Block Party”

When: No end date yet; hours are Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: MCC North Express at the Accelerator Building (third floor), 5300 N. 30th St.

Cost: FREE

 

Toddler Tuesdays

When: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: 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.

 

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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