Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {10/16 – 10/19/14}

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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!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

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Fall Fun:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

Flick or Treat Halloween Kid Series at Participating Marcus Theaters - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., 10/3-10/26, $2

  • Come for your favorite Halloween family flicks for just $2 at participating Marcus Theatres location! Magical Movie Rewards members receive one FREE ticket for each Flick or Treat movie. Participating local Marcus Theaters are Twin Creek Cinema – Bellevue and Village Pointe Cinema – Omaha.
    • October 17, 18, 19 – Curse of the Were-Rabbit, PG

The Cat in the Hat at The Rose Theater – 10/3-10/19

  • The show runs Oct. 3-19, with performances Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Family Movie Night at Salvation Army Kroc Center – 10/17, 5:30, FREE

  • 5:30 p.m. – Doors Open, Free Popcorn, & Games; 6 p.m. – Movie
    • Fri, Oct. 17 – Heaven is for Real (PG)

Once Upon A Farm opens at Omaha Children’s Museum – 10/18

  • The newest special exhibit, Once Upon A Farm, opens on Saturday! Come and enjoy free food (while supplies last), hayrack rides, raffles and giveaways (including the chance to win free tickets to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch)!
  • Plus, enter to win a one-day family pass here!

Harvest Fun Days at Hummel Park Nature Center – 10/11, 10/18, 10/25; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., FREE

  • Take a ride to our pumpkin patch, make fall crafts, explore the trails, play games, enjoy story time, and much more! Hay rack rides will be offered from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Pumpkins are $2 each)

Trick or Treat with the Animals of Gifford Farm – 10/18, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., $5/child, adults are free

  • Come down on the farm for an afternoon of safe and fun trick or treating and some fun farm games. Find a special treat waiting for you at every station. Please come in costume!

Papillion Fall Festival – 10/18, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Carved Pumpkin contest, kid’s costume parade, fashion show, live music, vendors, crafts and more.

Halloween “Brewing with Fun” at Mahoney State Park – 10/18, 2 -7  p.m.

  • Pumpkin Carving, Kids Costume Contest, Bonfire, Free Tram Rides, Campsite Decorating, and more.

Spooktacular at Omaha Zoo and Aquarium - 10/18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and 11/1, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., $7-$8

  • Visit the Lied Jungle to see free-flying bats or stop by Kingdoms of the Night to see nocturnal animals during their daylight cycle. The evening includes admission to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium after-hours, trick-or-treating and fun activities. Purchase tickets in advance.

Mark Your Calendars:

The weeks ahead are filled with many family-friendly events including:

Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Omaha

FREE Fall Family-Friendly Activities in Omaha

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!

Once Upon A Farm Opens at The Children’s Museum + Giveaway!

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Dinosaurs, Things that Go, A Bug’s World, Itty Bitty City, The Wizard of Oz, and now … Another FUN special exhibit is coming to the Omaha Children’s Museum!

They are bringing farm life to the big city! Once Upon a Farm opens October 18, 2014, and continues through April 12, 2015. Explore the world of agriculture and learn where food comes from in the newest special exhibit.

Children can learn what it takes to milk a cow, slide into the seat of a kid-powered Claas combine cab, wheel around the maze on mini tractors and trikes, plus more! This is the sixth community-engaged exhibit with support from over 18 local and state-wide organizations.

Once Upon a Farm Daily Programming

Daily programming will focus on a new topic each week and will incorporate various farm animals on special weekends throughout the exhibit’s run.

Farm Life: (Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Sunday 2:30 p.m.) Learn about modern day farming daily in their special exhibit. Discover how the food we eat gets from the farm to the table. Come for games, crafts and farm-themed activities.

Once Upon a Farm Exhibit Components & Sponsors

Center Pivot & Planting Station, Valmont Industries
Learn about water and irrigation while playing under the kid-sized center pivot and see what it takes to plant and care for crops in the miniature planting station.

Combine, Claas
Slide into the seat of a kid-powered Claas combine cab to harvest your crops.

Crop Fields, DuPont Pioneer
Dig, plant and care for your crops in the field.

Corn Interactive, Nebraska Corn Board
Learn about corn on this interactive feature.

Soybean Interactive, Nebraska Soybean Board
Learn about soybeans in this interactive feature.

Dairy Cows, Midwest Dairy Association
Learn what it takes to work on a dairy farm and milk a cow.

Pig Pen, Nebraska Pork Producers
Take care of baby piglets.

Grocery Store
See how the crops and livestock you raised get to the grocery store.

Sprinkler System, Senninger Irrigation
Activate different water sprayers inside a large tank.

Cow Cafe, Nebraska Beef Council
Grill your own burgers and steaks and see what other culinary creations you can make.

Grain Bins, Nebraska Wheat Board
Use the conveyer belts to distribute your crops into the proper grain bins.

Pedal Track Maze, Farm Credit Services of America
Wheel around the maze on mini tractors and trikes and stop at the ethanol station to fill up when your tank is low.

Kitchen Table, Physician’s Mutual
After planting, harvesting and raising livestock, it’s time to grab your food and enjoy together at the kitchen table.

Ag in the Classroom, Nebraska Farm Bureau, Douglas County Farm Bureau and UNL
Join us daily for educational programming to learn all about life on the farm and the importance of agriculture in the state of Nebraska and the world.

Ag Express Train*, Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Hop aboard the Ag Express for an up-close look at a real tractor. (*Tickets available for purchase.)

Tractor, John Deere
Get an up-close view of a real tractor.

Worm Wall
Crawl through the 2-story worm wall.

Weather Station, KMTV Channel 3
Weather plays an important role in the farming world. Stay tuned on the weather and broadcast your own forecast.

Once Upon a Farm Admission and Hours

Members: FREE
24 months and under: FREE
Adults & Kids: $2 (*In addition to regular museum admission of Kids 2-15: $9, Adults 16-59: $9, Seniors 60+: $8)

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.

Visit the Omaha Children’s Museum for further information.

Halloween Events at The Omaha Children’s Museum

Cobweb Castle
Enjoy the Not-So-Scary Haunted House through the month of October. Free with regular museum admission.

Healthy Trick-or-Treat Nights
October 23 & 30 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Try out the costumes before the big night!  Plus enjoy kid yoga, a Darth Vader dance party, spooky science shows and character appearances all night! Free with regular museum admission.

Spooktacular Science
Experience the Science of Halloween!
Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m. – Noon. $25 members, $30 non-members.


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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {10/9 – 10/12/14}

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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!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

Enter to Win:

Fall Fun:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

Flick or Treat Halloween Kid Series at Participating Marcus Theaters - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., 10/3-10/26, $2

  • Come for your favorite Halloween family flicks for just $2 at participating Marcus Theatres location! Magical Movie Rewards members receive one FREE ticket for each Flick or Treat movie. Participating local Marcus Theaters are Twin Creek Cinema – Bellevue and Village Pointe Cinema – Omaha.
    • October 10, 11, 12 – Casper, PG

The Cat in the Hat at The Rose Theater – 10/3-10/19

  • The show runs Oct. 3-19, with performances Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Due to audience demand, two additional shows have been added: Sunday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m.

Doggie Day at Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm – 10/11, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Bring your canine friends (on their leashes, please) for a fun day on the farm. Doggy admission is $5.00, and proceeds will be donated to Nebraska Border Collie Rescue. Volunteers will be on hand with dogs which are up for adoption.

Pumpkin Festival at Kimmel Orchard – 10/11 – 10/12

  • Enjoy a hayrack ride out to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkins, corn maze, U-Pick apples, Live Music, pony rides, wood carving demonstrations and many food options available.
  • Hours: Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

PumpkinFEST at Ditmars Orchard – 10/11 – 10/12

  • Cornmaze, Tractor rides, pumpkin decorating for the kids, and PUMPKIN treats for all ages!
  • Hours: Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Activity Bands: Children: $5.00 (3 and under are FREE), Adults: $2.00.

Food Day Omaha at the Omaha Farmer’s Market – 10/11, 8:30 – 12:30, FREE

  • In addition to the Farmers Market, local food-related organizations and companies will provide children’s activities, cooking demonstrations and more in order to engage with attendees about how to support sustainable farming and promote safe, healthy foods.

Book Fair & Open Play at Go! Kids’ Gym – 10/11, 9 – 2:30 p.m.

  • Children can come and play in the gym with a donation of a new or gently used book. All proceeds and books will be donated to OPS classrooms. The Snow Queen (a.k.a. Elsa) will be visiting here from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Harvest Fun Days at Hummel Park Nature Center – 10/11, 10/18, 10/25; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., FREE

  • Take a ride to our pumpkin patch, make fall crafts, explore the trails, play games, enjoy story time, and much more! Hay rack rides will be offered from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Pumpkins are $2 each)

Opening Day of Identity: An Exhibition of You! at The Durham Museum – 10/11, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Make a wax-cast model of your hand, create a personalized DNA bracelet based on your traits, learn what a Stroop Test is and see if your brain can keep up with the mixed signals. All activities are free for members and for visitors with paid admission.

Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics – 10/11, 10 a.m., FREE

  • Register and your child can build a Haunted House!

Family Game Day with Fat Brain Toys in Aksarben Village – 10/11, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., FREE

  • Free Family Fun – Experience the Best in Educational Game Play!

Mangelsen’s Witches Tea – 10/11, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., FREE

  • Enjoy Halloween crafts, a magic show at 11:30 a.m., Halloween themed games, face painting and other surprises. The costume contest starts at 1:00 p.m.

Opening of Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory at Lauritzen Gardens - 10/11-10/12, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Be among the first to experience the wonder and amazement of gardens under glass as Lauritzen Gardens opens the all-new Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory. Included with garden admission of $10 for adults, $5 for children (6-12) and free for members
    and children under 6.

Doggie Day at Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch – 10/12, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Bring your Dog for Doggie Day at Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch! Please bring dogs on a leash. Feel free to dress them up for some treats.

Midwest Winds Kitefliers Fall Festival in La Vista – 10/12, 12 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • Join the American Kitefliers Association and the La Vista Recreation Department for the Fall Kite Festival at the La Vista Soccer Complex (1/4 mile south of 66th and Harrison)! Bring your kite and your family for some high flyin’ fun!

Lanoha’s Family Fall Festival – 10/12, 12 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • Free hay rack rides, popcorn, pumpkin bowling and painting and other activities for the kids!

Family Fun Day at Joslyn Art Museum - 10/12, 1 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • Fun-filled, FREE events for children and families.

Mark Your Calendars:

The weeks ahead are filled with many family-friendly events including:

Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Omaha

FREE Fall Family-Friendly Activities in Omaha

Plus, Omaha Steaks Holiday Job Fairs – Mondays – Wednesdays in October

  • Omaha Steaks is looking to hire over 4,000 people in full and part-time positions for the Holiday season! You can earn up to $2500 plus receive discounts on Omaha Steaks for a full year. Holiday Job Fairs offered Mondays – Wednesdays in October.

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!

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Disclosure: Many thanks to Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch who provided the gift certificates for the giveaway and for my family to facilitate the review, and is a Featured Omaha Area Pumpkin Patch.

The Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch offers many kid-friendly attractions during the day, and more scary attractions at night. On our recent visit, we enjoyed a beautiful Fall day. The kids loved the playground with the multiple slides and small forts with little hideouts and plenty of areas to climb through.

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The kids enjoyed playing in the pirate ship and swing, climbing in the Bounce House, and seeing the barn animals and another big slide.

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The hayrack ride offered a fun way to see the entire area, including the path of the haunted hayride. I think that would be pretty scary at night!

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One of our favorite activities of the day was The Amazing Lindy. His magic tricks were fun to watch, engaging for the children, and impressive for the adults. My husband and I both wondered often how he did some of the tricks! Be sure to stay afterwards as he does some close-up magic tricks with the kids. They are still talking about the card trick and trying to recreate it!

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The Ranch of Terror offers no live scares during the daytime, but even with the lights on, it was still a little scary with loud noises and things jumping out at you.

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We loved this little swing right by the campfire area, offering a picturesque and relaxing atmosphere after a fun day.

Details

Location:  11001 S 48 St Papillion, NE 68133 [On South 48th St. between Cornhusker & HWY 370 - Directions)

Hours:

Open September 19 – November 1, 2014.

  • Monday – Thursday DAYTIME: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (including Columbus Day)
  • Friday DAYTIME: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday DAYTIME: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday NIGHT-TIME: 7:30 p.m. – Midnight
  • Sunday NIGHT-TIME: 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Admission: 

  • DAYTIME Admission Weekday: $6/person (all ages), kids 2 & under free
  • DAYTIME Admission Weekend: $8/person (all ages), kids 2 & under free
  • Save a $1: Bring in one can of food and receive a $1 off admission any day of the week. Your donation will benefit the local food banks.

Find out more here!

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Giveaway: Win A Family Day Pass for 4 to Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch!

One Family Fun in Omaha reader will win Family Day Pass for 4 to Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch! Valid during 2014 season.BellevueBerryFarmlogo-300

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  • Simply enter through Rafflecopter below by signing in with your Facebook account or with your name and email address.
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Another chance to win a Family Day Pass – Enter on Facebook here!

THANK YOU FOR ENTERING AND GOOD LUCK!
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Disclosure: Many thanks to Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch who provided the gift certificates for the giveaway and for my family to facilitate the review, and is a Featured Omaha Area Pumpkin Patch. All opinions are my own. See disclosure and privacy policy here.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure at Mid America Center

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Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure is coming to Council Bluffs on October 11th! It will feature favorite characters from Disney Junior’s hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

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Watch as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it’s off to Never Land where Jake and his friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It’s danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a hero.

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Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your whole family will sing, shout, and soar into the action with Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure.

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Special Pre-Show

Starting ten minutes before every performance join lovable Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show! You can help Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of love and magic. Free to all ticket holders.

Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure

Where: Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs

When: October 11, 1 p.m. or 4 p.m.

Tickets: ($20 – $60 + fees) Tickets

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The KIDZ BOP Kids “Dream Big, Sing Loud!” tour brings their high energy, family-friendly show to the Ralston Arena! This one performance will be on October 4th at 2:00 p.m.

The KIDZ BOP Kids are taking the stage to perform kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits in this high-energy and interactive show.

For four consecutive years, the KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist’. These talented young performers— Ashlynn, Bredia, Grant, Jayna and Matt— can also be heard nationally as hosts of KIDZ BOP Radio on SiriusXM Channel 77. See KIDZ BOP perform Happy here.

Where: Ralston Arena (7300 Q Street, Ralston)
When: Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Who: The KIDZ BOP Kids—Billboard’s #1 Kids Artists: Ashlynn Chong, Bredia Santoro, Grant Knoche, Jayna Brown and Matt Martinez
Ticket Link: Purchase tickets here.

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Giveaway: Win Four KIDZ BOP Tickets!

One Family Fun in Omaha reader will win Four KIDZ BOP Tickets for the October 4th show at Ralston Arena, at 2 p.m.!KIDZBOPKIDS_STACK_Logo_RGB

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  • Leave a comment below sharing what has been your favorite event at The Ralston Arena. If you have not been to the Ralston Arena, simply state that.

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {10/3 – 10/5/14}

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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!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

Enter to Win:

Fall Fun:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

Flick or Treat Halloween Kid Series at Participating Marcus Theaters - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., 10/3-10/26, $2

  • Come for your favorite Halloween family flicks for just $2 at participating Marcus Theatres location! Magical Movie Rewards members receive one FREE ticket for each Flick or Treat movie. Participating local Marcus Theaters are Twin Creek Cinema – Bellevue and Village Pointe Cinema – Omaha.
    • October 3, 4, 5 – Monster House, PG

Dr. Seuss Night at First Friday Family Date Night at Omaha Children’s Museum - 10/3, 5-8 p.m.

  • Enjoy the Dr. Seuss themed night with a Dr. Seuss science show, make your own oobleck, read stories, create your own Cat in the Hat hat and much more! Included with regular admission. Plus Cobweb Castle is now open through October 31st!

The Cat in the Hat opens this weekend at The Rose Theater – 10/3-10/19

  • The show runs Oct. 3-19, with performances Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Due to audience demand, two additional shows have been added: Sunday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m.

Village Pointe Farmers Market Harvest Fest – 10/4, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., FREE

  • Free Festivities include Live Music, Arts & Crafts Booths, Hayrack Rides, Pumpkin Decorating, Bounce House, Face Painting, Giveaways & Stickers, plus more.

Kids Workshops at Home Depot – 10/4, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., FREE

  • Come learn how to build an EMS Truck for Fire Safety Month.

Family Fun Saturdays at Gifford Farm – 10/4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Country Kindness Neighbor Day. Special bake sale day. Receive $1 off admission by bringing a non-perishable food item.
  • Admission is $5 per person, 2 and over. Military discount available.

Vinton Street Creativity Festival – 10/4, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., FREE

  • Featuring live music all day, a cardboard challenge, play lab, street art, walking tours and more.

First Responder’s Action Day & Scout Day – 10/4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., FREE, Omaha Public Safety Training Center (11616 Rainwood Rd.)

  • The event is open to everyone and encourages all boy and girl scouts to attend to learn about safety. There will be live safety demonstrations with the Omaha Fire Department and Omaha Police Department.

KIDZ BOP Kids “Dream Big, Sing Loud!” at Ralston Arena – 10/4, 2 p.m.

  • The KIDZ BOP Kids are taking the stage to perform kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits in this high-energy and interactive show.

Papillion Fall Kite Fly Day – 10/5, 12 – 3 p.m., FREE, Papillion Recreation Complex (1100 W. Lincoln Street)

  • Includes demonstrations from the American Kitefliers Association and areas for the public to fly their own kites. Events are weather permitting.

Mark Your Calendars:

The weeks ahead are filled with many family-friendly events including:

Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Omaha

FREE Fall Family-Friendly Activities in Omaha

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!

 

Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {9/25 – 9/28/14}

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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!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

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Top Picks this Weekend:

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

Free Activities at River City Rodeo and Stock Show and Parade - 9/25 – 9/28

  • In addition to the championship rodeos, see many animals and enjoy many activities including the Douglas County Fair, 4-H Stock Show, free interactive family activities, animal zone, and more!
  • Heritage Parade is on Saturday 9/27 at 10:00 a.m.

Free “I TRIED IT” Toddler Classes at Hy-Vee 156th & Maple – 9/26, 10:30 a.m.

  • Kid-friendly class focusing on encouraging young children to try new foods! Please pre-register with Amanda by contacting her at 402-493-0390 or ajochum@hy-vee.com.

Pirate Party at La Vista Public Library – 9/26, 2-3 p.m.

  • Join the library and recreation department for a pirate-themed party. Costumes welcome!

Museum Day Live! – 9/27

  • The Museum Day Live! Ticket provides FREE Admission to one person, plus a guest, to participating museums across the country on Saturday, September 27, 2014. One ticket per household, for two people.
  • Participating Museums include Durham Museum, El Museo Latino, and many others statewide.

National Alpaca Farm Day Open House – 9/27-9/28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., FREE

  • Alpacas of the Heartland in Fort Calhoun opens up their ranch to the public for a FREE Open House. See many alpacas and baby crias. Food is provided for people to feed the alpacas, plus feel the fleece and learn why alpacas are being raised. In addition, there is a large variety of alpaca related items that are for sale during this event.

ARTsarben – 9/27-9/28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • ARTsarben includes Art Marketplace, Entertainment, and a Food Court. KidZone – Kids of all ages will be able to explore their budding artistic talent and enjoy active play through hands-on art activities & bounce houses. Art activities and bounce houses will require one to three tickets for participation; tickets can be purchased for $.50 each at the KidZone Info Booth in Stinson Park.

Celebrate 60 Years of Learning at Lakeshore Learning Store – 9/27, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., FREE

  • Visit any Lakeshore store on September 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate 60 years of learning with games, goodies and giveaways!

Hispanic Heritage Family Festival at South Omaha Library – 9/27, 1-4 p.m., FREE

  • Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with food, performances, displays and activities. Enjoy free food, bounce houses, face-painting, performances by dance group Xiotal Ballet Folklorico, Andean band Sound de mi Tierra, and salsa band Esencia Latina, as well as our first annual chili pepper-eating contest.

Mark Your Calendars:

Oak View Mall Kid’s Club – 9/30, 10:30 a.m., FREE

  • In September, Joslyn Art Museum will help us take a look at artist Jun Kaneko. With pictures of Kaneko’s art as our inspiration children will use model magic clay to sculpt a Dango. Then we will use markers to create beautiful designs.

Westroads Mall Kid’s Club – 10/1, 10 a.m., FREE

  • Wiz Bang Super Science Show with the Omaha Children’s Museum.

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!

Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm + Ticket Giveaway 2014! – ENDED

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Are you looking for a pumpkin patch where you can experience many kid-friendly activities, fresh air, and beautiful scenery, in a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere?  Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm and Pumpkin Patch may be the perfect place for you!

Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm prides itself on offering many activities in a relaxing setting at an affordable price (only $5/person). From their website:hayridesbloom

“We offer a big dose of fall fun with an emphasis on the agricultural side of autumn. We’re not a theme park–we offer lots of fresh air, wide open spaces, recreation and relaxation, all for the best price around and in a beautiful seasonal setting.”

We loved our visit last year, especially the scenic Hayride to the pumpkin patch, Farm Animals, Play Areas, Wheelbarrow Maze, Corn Pit, and Rubber Duck Races. The Family-Sized Tire Swing was my favorite!

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I was impressed with how clean and well-kept it is.  We enjoyed a delicious lunch in the Schoolhouse Café, an historic one-room schoolhouse.  They also have a Pumpkin Barn and Gift Shop, and a nice room above the barn for Birthday Parties, Field Trips, and Group Outings.

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Special Events

October 11, 2014 – Doggy Day. Bring your canine friends (on their leashes, please) for a fun day on the farm. Doggy admission is $5.00, and proceeds will be donated to Nebraska Border Collie Rescue. Volunteers will be on hand with dogs which are up for adoption.

October 19 – McKenzie JaLynn & the Renegades live at the farm! Your regular admission will include this special performance on Oct. 19, 2:00-5:00 p.m.!

November 1-2, 2014 – Thanks and Giving Weekend. To say “Thanks!” for TEN great seasons, and to give back to our community, we’re offering one half-price admission for every item of non-perishable food you bring to the farm! Items collected will be donated to the Cass County Food Pantry.

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Details

Location:  911-108th Street, Avoca, Nebraska 68307 (35 miles south of Omaha, Directions)

Hours: Open Fridays (1-6 p.m.) and Saturday / Sunday (10 a.m.- 6 p.m.) from Open from September 20 – November 2, 2014.

Admission: Only $5.00/person (includes tax), and ages 2 & under are free.

Find out more here!

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Giveaway: Win Four Passes to Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm!

One Family Fun in Omaha reader will win A Gift Certificate good for Four Admissions to Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm! Valid during 2014 season.Bloom Where You're Planted

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  • Simply enter through Rafflecopter below by signing in with your Facebook account or with your name and email address.
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Be sure to also enter to win a mini-photo session or Photography 101 class, and save on a photo session with Lady Grey Photography!

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GIVEAWAY ENDS: Sunday, September 28, 2014, 11:59 p.m., CST.

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Disclosure: Many thanks to Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm who provided the gift certificate for the giveaway, and is a Featured Omaha Area Pumpkin Patch. All opinions are my own. See disclosure and privacy policy here.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {9/18 – 9/21/14}

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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!]

Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar, and keep updated by Following Family Fun in Omaha on Facebook or Signing up for our Free Email Newsletter!

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Find these and many more events in our Omaha Kids Calendar!

Hands-on-Habitat at Fontenelle Forest – Free with Registration – 9/19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • ParentSavvy and Fontenelle Forest are providing these special educational, hands-on classes for pre-school age children and parents. FREE up to 3x a year with promo code “ParentSavvy”. Register here!

Talk Like A Pirate Day – 9/19

  • Talk like a pirate, and you will receive one FREE doughnut, dress fully like a pirate and receive one FREE dozen doughnuts! Redeemable on September 19, 2014 only at participating Krispy Kreme US locations.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites at The Rose Theater - Ends 9/21

  • See The Very Hungry Caterpillar come to life with brightly colored puppets and black light visual effects. It is such a fun show to watch! All 3 stories have such simple story lines, yet with a subtle message of being true to yourself.

Centris Movie Night and Carnival – 9/19, 6 p.m., FREE

  • FREE carnival runs from 6:00-7:30 followed by a showing of Field of Dreams at 7:30.

Gifford Farm Fall Festival – 9/20-9/21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Bring the family and visit with the farm animals, play games, win raffle prizes, have lunch, watch live animal presentations, take a hay ride, ride a pony and much more! Admission varies.

PinPoint Discount Day at Vala’s - 9/21

  • PinPoint Rewards members will receive a FREE Vala’s admission with the purchase of an admission on Sunday, September 21st (One offer per card. Admission tickets must be used on this day.) Members can show their virtual (mobile app) or printed (www.pinpointrewards.com) PinPoint Card at the Vala’s admissions windows. Not a member yet? Sign up here for this fantastic free discount and rewards program in Omaha - highly recommend it! (Allow 24 hours for activation of card.)

Mt. Michael Fall Festival – 9/21, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Live entertainment, Midway games, Hayrack rides, Kiddie train, Food, Prizes, and more. Free Admission, prices vary for games and activities.

Mark Your Calendars:

Free Activities at River City Rodeo and Stock Show and Parade - September 25 – 28

Museum Day Live! – September 27

  • Free Admission to Participating Museums with ticket (including Durham Museum, El Museo Latino, and many others statewide!)

Hispanic Heritage Family Festival – September 27, 1 – 4 p.m.

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!