Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {4/24 – 4/27/14}

Family Friendly Events in Omaha | Family Fun in Omaha

Enjoy many family-friendly events this weekend! It is always a good idea to verify with the business before visiting. [Not the current week? See more Upcoming Events in Omaha here!]

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Enter to Win:

2 Gift Certificates to Kidz Cook with Joy! - ENDS SUNDAY!

  • Enter to win 2 Gift Certificates – one for your child and one for a friend or sibling! The gift certificates are valid for a Cooking Class, Kidz Night Out, or Paint N Pour at Kidz Cook with Joy!  Valid through August 2014. ($40-$50 Value!)

Earth Day Events this Weekend:

Earth and ArborDay Events around Omaha | Family Fun in Omaha 

Earth Day and Arbor Day Events around Omaha

  • Find details on MANY events happening this weekend including:
    • 142nd Annual Arbor Day Celebration in Nebraska City – 4/25-4/27
    • Arbor Day Family Celebration at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure – 4/26-4/27
    • Arbor Day Family Activities at Lauritzen Gardens – 4/26, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Sarpy County Earth Day – 4/27, 12 – 4 p.m.

Kite Festivals:

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Papillion Kite Fly Day - 4/27, 12 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • A free fun-filled day that will include demonstrations from the American Kitefliers Association. Areas available to fly your own kites and candy drops for the kids throughout the afternoon. Bring your chair/blanket and kite.

Find more upcoming Kite Festivals here!

Other Picks this Weekend:

Nebraska Science Festival – 4/24 – 4/27

  • More than 20 participating sites will offer FREE or discounted admission with NE SciFest Ticket (Printable Here) including:
    • FREE Admission to Fontenelle Forest (Sat/Sun with special appearance by Bert & Ernie), City Sprouts Community Garden (4/26, 12 – 4), The Durham Museum (4/26, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Science Expo)), Lauritzen Gardens (Free for one child 12 and under with every paid adult admission, 4/26-4/27)
    • Discount Admission to Strategic Air & Space Museum ($2 off one paid adult admission (limit one per family), 4/26 – 4/27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Cinderella by Opera Omaha, Orpheum Theater – 4/25, 7:30 p.m., 4/27, 2 p.m.

  • Relive the beloved fairy tale of a girl tormented by two stepsisters in her stepfather’s dilapidated house. Performed in Italian with English subtitles. Approximate run time is 3 hours with one intermission.

Ramona Quimby at The Rose Theater – 4/25 – 5/11

  • Enjoy the favorite children’s story at the Rose! Best for ages 5-11, 60 minutes.

OPD Salute to Safety Expo at Westroads Mall – 4/26, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., FREE

  • Bring the whole family out for a free day of learning and fun-filled activities and meet your local first responders! The event will also offer free child ID kits, free bike helmets (ages 5-12 accompanied by an adult), free t-shirts for kids to design, a prescription drug take-back station (bring in your unused or unneeded medications), face painting, clowns, balloons, and many more hands-on activities. The north parking lot will host a variety of emergency vehicles and live demonstrations.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Celebration at Barnes & Noble Oakview – 4/26, 11 a.m., Registration Req’d

  • Celebrate Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar 45th Anniversary. Reading and Color-In Crown activity. Hands-On Learning coloring fun for ages 4 and up. Space is limited. Ask any bookseller how to sign up.

FREE Family Craft Time: Mother’s Day Card at Michaels – 4/26, 12 – 3 p.m., FREE

  • Honor Mom with a handmade card. Join us in store to craft your own Mother’s Day card, while supplies last! Finish your gift with a Michaels Gift Card!

Kidz Cook with Joy Grand Opening – 4/27, 1 – 4 p.m.

  • Kidz Cook with Joy will celebrate their Grand Opening at their new location in the Old Ralston Granary. Guests will be able to enter in to a raffle for FREE parties, classes, and summer camps! For the kids, there will be $4 “Make your own Treat”, for the parents, there will be complimentary snacks and drinks.

Mark Your Calendars:

NEW Oak View Mall Kid’s Club – 4/29, 10:30 a.m., FREE

  • Oak View Mall is partnering with Joslyn Art Museum to offer a new Free Kids Club! It will be held on the last Tuesday of every month from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on the Lower Level near JCPenney, with the next event April 29th!

Lewis and Clark Kite Flying Festival – 5/3, 2 – 5 p.m., FREE

  • Stunt kite flying, create and fly a kite, bounce house and face painting, art projects, rope making, family activity booths, plus more!

We do our best to share current information in Family Fun in Omaha, but event details may change. It is always a good idea to verify the information before visiting.

Have a wonderful fun-filled weekend!