Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {4/16 – 4/19/15}

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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:

Nebraska Science Festival – 4/10-4/18

Hands-On-Habitat at Fontenelle Forest

  • April 17th is sold out, but you can sign up now for May 15th and next Fall!
  • Register with promo code “ParentSavvy” up to 3 times a year for these fun, hands-on classes for children ages 5 and under and their parents.

Earth Day Events this Weekend:

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Earth Day Omaha – 4/18, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Elmwood Park

  • The free event features exhibit booths, children’s activities, demonstrations and short speaker sessions, plus live music from top local bands and food from area vendors. All activities are designed to educate and inspire attendees to live green and healthy at home and at work.
  • Climb A State Champion Tree at Earth Day – 4/18, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Party for the Planet at the Omaha’s Zoo & Aquarium – 4/19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Celebrate Earth Day and discover ways you can help save our planet. Stop by conservation-themed booth, listen to Omaha Street Percussion perform music on recycled trash cans and buckets, receive gate gifts, provided by Oriental Trading Company, while supplies last. Included with regular admission.

See more Earth Day and Arbor Day Events through April 26th!

Indian Cave State Park Outdoor Adventure – 4/18, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Family activities include mushroom hunts, fish fry at noon, Morel Mile Fun Run and 5K, Raptor Recovery Exhibit, Red Bud Hayrack Rides, and musical entertainment. Park entry permit required.

Kicks for A Cure – 4/18, FREE

  • Come enjoy free high school and collegiate soccer matches in a family friendly atmosphere. All proceeds from the event stay in Omaha. See schedule of matches here.

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Sylvan’s Bounce into Summer Bash – 4/25, 12:30 – 3 p.m., FREE

  • FREE lunch (while supplies last), games with P.E. 101, dance classes with Dance City, open swim with Swimtastic, bounce house, and giveaways.
  • Enjoy fun, hands-on activities with Sylvan’s new STEM programs including FREE Robotics & Video Game Coding classes where you can build and animate LEGO® robots and design video games. Plus, sign up for your own free STEM class for your child’s scout group, sports team or group of friends!

Kite Festivals Coming Up in Omaha:

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Papillion Kite Fly Day – 4/26, 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.
  • Papillion Recreation Complex, 1100 West Lincoln Street,  Papillion.

La Vista Kite Fly – 5/3, 12 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • A popular event with many kites! Bring your own kite and kids can bring a bag for the candy drop.
  • La Vista Soccer Complex, just South of 66th & Harrison Streets, La Vista.

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

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {4/9 – 4/12/15}

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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!]

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Top Picks this Weekend:

Nebraska Science Festival – 4/10-4/18

  • Many exciting events for all ages with FREE or discounted admission!
  • This weekend:
    • Lauritzen Gardens – April 11-12, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Discounted Admission [Free admission for one child 12 and under with a paid adult admission (Must have ticket to receive discount)].
    • Fontenelle Forest – April 11- 12, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – FREE admission with NE SciFest ticket
  • Other highlights include Star Party outside of the Strategic Air & Space Museum, Little Scientists Expo at the Omaha Children’s Museum, Public Expo at The Durham Museum, Star Party at DC West High School, plus much more!
  • Some events require NE SciFest ticket (free to download) or advance registration.

International Omaha Indoor Horse Jumping Competition at CenturyLink – Includes FREE Expo – 4/10-4/11, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

FREE Family Movie Night at Salvation Army Kroc Center – 4/10, 5:30 p.m.

  • Friday, April 10 – Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Come dressed in costume from your favorite historical era — small prizes awarded!

Discovery Day at Omaha Community Centers – 4/11, FREE

  • The City of Omaha Recreation Division will open its recreation facilities FREE of charge to the public on Saturday, April 11th. Enjoy FREE Open Gyms and Swimming, register for various programs including Float for Life, and summer job interviews.
  • Hummel Park Nature Center: Come hike in the park, do a craft in the Nature Center, and make a s’more over the fire! 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Teddy Bear Weekend at the Omaha Zoo – 4/11-4/12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Bring your favorite stuffed animal for repair and care. Your animal will go through a check-up including height, heartbeat, ear and eye exams and, if needed, a trip to the emergency room (closing at 1 p.m. both days).
  • Children, ages 3-11, who bring in their favorite stuffed animal will receive FREE admission to the Zoo, with a paid adult!

KickstART Saturday at Joslyn Art Museum – 4/11, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., FREE

  • FREE events will entertain and engage families with hands-on activities, performances, and demonstrations that complement Joslyn’s exhibitions.
  • April 11 – American Moderns: Make your own O’Keeffe-inspired masterpiece, create a colorful collage, and enjoy a swinging dance performance by the Omaha Jitterbugs.

Books by the Busload – FREE Books! – 4/11, 10 a.m.

  • MCC is giving away 20,000 new books at three Omaha locations: Westroads Mall (Northeast Parking Lot), The Salvation Army Kroc Center and Planet Fitness Ames Ave location.

Nobbies Grad Fair – 4/11, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Visit both Nobbies locations (120th & Center and 42nd & Hwy 370) for decorating ideas for your son or daughter’s graduation party (preschool, high school and college). Visit with local merchants who can help make your party a great event. All Nobbies merchandise, including services (balloons, custom centerpieces, custom invitations, napkin imprinting) are all 20% off during the event.

Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Kids Event at Bass Pro Shop – 4/11-4/12, 12 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • Stick bull riding, bull roping, face painting and a craft. On Sunday, they will be having a best dressed cowboy/cowgirl contest starting at 2:30 p.m.

Welcome to Storybook Land at Benson Branch – 4/12, 1 – 4 p.m., FREE

  • Life-sized characters from children’s literature including Cinderella, Danny’s Dinosaur, Little Critter, Llama Llama, Pete the Cat, Saggy Baggy Elephant, and the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Once Upon A Farm at Omaha Children’s Museum – ends April 12th

  • This fun special exhibit ends this weekend in preparation for their next exhibit, LEGO® Travel Adventure, coming May 23rd!

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {4/2 – 4/5/15}

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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!]

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Many Easter Egg Hunts and Activities this weekend!

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The Reluctant Dragon at The Rose Theater – 3/20-4/4

  • This fairy tale adventure is about a young boy and a larger-than-life dragon, that is part costume contraption and part puppet, creating an enchanting show filled with magical effects, colorful costumes and a valuable moral lesson about overcoming prejudice. This season has been amazing at The Rose Theater!

Mad Scientist Night at the Omaha Children’s Museum – 4/3, 5 – 8 p.m.

  • Come for First Friday Family Date Night! Stay late and play until eight with science themed activities throughout the museum. Included with regular museum admission.
  • See Once Upon a Farm before it closes on April 12th!

Home Depot Kids Workshop – 4/4, 9 a.m., FREE

  • Come learn how to build a chalkboard planter stand! FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12.

Nano Science Day at the Omaha Children’s Museum – 4/4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Enter a miniscule world where materials do special things and new technologies could change our lives. Children and families will enjoy hands on Nano experiments throughout the museum and special nano science shows! Included with regular museum admission.

Mark Your Calendars:

Nebraska Science Festival – 4/10-4/18

  • Many exciting events for all ages with FREE or discounted admission! Highlights include events at Lauritzen Gardens, Fontenelle Forest, Star Party outside of the Strategic Air & Space Museum, Little Scientists Expo at the Omaha Children’s Museum, Public Expo at The Durham Museum, Star Party at DC West High School, plus much more!
  • Some events require NE SciFest ticket (free to download) or advance registration.

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  • The last Fish Fry of the season!

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {3/26 – 3/29/15}

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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!]

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Many Easter Egg Hunts and Activities this weekend!

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The Reluctant Dragon at The Rose Theater – 3/20-4/4

  • Right now on Groupon, you can get tickets for $9! (affiliate link)
  • This fairy tale adventure is about a young boy and a larger-than-life dragon, that is part costume contraption and part puppet, creating an enchanting show filled with magical effects, colorful costumes and a valuable moral lesson about overcoming prejudice. This season has been amazing at The Rose Theater!

Steamboat Bertrand 150th Anniversary Commemoration at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge – 3/28-3/29, FREE

  • This weekend, entrance fees will be waived and you can enjoy a variety of activities with many geared towards families for the 150th anniversary of the sinking of the Steamboat Bertrand.

Wildlife Safari Park Opens for the Season – 3/28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • 2015 Wildlife Safari Park opens for the season starting Saturday, March 28 (weather permitting)!

Nutrition Month Event at the Omaha Children’s Museum – 3/28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Learn about where your food is produced from farmers and specialty cooks from around the Omaha area. Enjoy yummy samples that are nutritious, too. Included with regular museum admission.

Hollywood Boot Camp at The Durham Museum – 3/28, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Walk the red carpet, star in your own movie, pose for pictures next to a limousine and learn tips in costuming, hair and make-up design from local experts from Iowa Western Community College, The Rose Theater and The Durham Museum.

Sophia the First Party with Kidz Cook with Joy – 3/28, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Registration req’d

  • Cupcake decorating, amulet making, and a special princess visit. Cost $20, Sibling $10.

FREE Produce from King of Kings – 3/28, 1-3 p.m.

  • King of Kings Church is handing out FREE Produce at local parks throughout the Omaha area on Saturday, March 28 from 1-3 p.m.! Visit http://www.easteromaha.com/ for more information and a map of locations!

Where Books and Art Meet at South Omaha Library – Saturdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., FREE with Registration

  • Explore your creative side each week with art projects based on books and illustrations. Classes are taught by professional artists and art teachers in partnership with Arts For All. For children ages 8-12, registration required.

Family Skate at Motto McLean Ice Arena – 3/29, 4:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  • $10 for family of 4 ($3 for additional person)
  • Price includes: admission, skate rentals, and drink. (Inside Hitchcock Park- 45th & Q).

Mark Your Calendars:

Nebraska Science Festival – 4/10-4/18

  • Many exciting events for all ages with FREE or discounted admission! Highlights include events at Lauritzen Gardens, Fontenelle Forest, Star Party outside of the Strategic Air & Space Museum, Little Scientists Expo at the Omaha Children’s Museum, Public Expo at The Durham Museum, Star Party at DC West High School, plus much more!
  • Some events require NE SciFest ticket (free to download) or advance registration.

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {3/19 – 3/22/15}

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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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Open Practice Day NCAA Tournament Teams in Omaha – 3/19, FREE

  • See the NCAA teams practice for free from 12 – 7:20 p.m. WOWT 6 News also reports that parking will be free at Parking Lot B!

Spring Festival: An Arts & Crafts Affair – Ralston Arena, 3/20-3/22

  • Stage entertainment, hourly gift certificate drawings, food & drink, free parking, and lots of family fun!
  • Adults : $8, Seniors (62 & over): $7, Children 10 & under: Free

Hands-on-Habitat at Fontenelle Forest – FREE with Registration – 3/20, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • FULL – Sign up now for April 17th!
  • Register and use promo code “ParentSavvy” to receive free admission. (Space is limited.)
  • Enjoy these hands-on classes for pre-school age children and their parents. This month’s theme is all about frogs and toads!

Kids Dream Winter Film Series at Marcus Theaters – 2/6 – 3/22, Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m.

  • See selected family movies for $2, or download FREE tickets from American Family Insurance!
  • Valid at Twin Creek in Bellevue and Village Pointe in Omaha.
    • 3/20 – 3/22 Penguins of Madagascar

The Reluctant Dragon Opens at The Rose Theater – 3/20-4/4

  • Right now on Groupon, you can get tickets for $9! (affiliate link)
  • This fairy tale adventure is about a young boy and a larger-than-life dragon, that is part costume contraption and part puppet, creating an enchanting show filled with magical effects, colorful costumes and a valuable moral lesson about overcoming prejudice. This season has been amazing at The Rose Theater!

Spring Bling at the Omaha Children’s Museum – 3/21

  • Make butterfly bling, bling a visor, bling a science notebook or bling anything! You provide the thing, we’ll provide the bling!
  • Included with regular museum admission.

Community Day at Southwest YMCA – 3/21, FREE

  • Enjoy the facility, group exercise classes, activities, demos and Childwatch for FREE. Check out program offerings and learn more about Summer Day Camp.
  • This special Community Day held at this location only.

Where Books and Art Meet at South Omaha Library – Saturdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., FREE with Registration

  • Explore your creative side each week with art projects based on books and illustrations. Classes are taught by professional artists and art teachers in partnership with Arts For All. For children ages 8-12, registration required.

Splash Into Spring at Montclair Pool – 3/22, 1-4 p.m.

  • Splash into Spring Swim, $2/per swimmer

Mermaids, Minions, & Dragons – 3/22, 2 p.m. (Lobby activities 1:15), Holland Performing Arts Center, $12

  • Favorite music from How to Train Your Dragon, The Little Mermaid, and other family movie hits! Brought to life through thrilling performances of song, dance, and spectacle.

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {3/12 – 3/15/15}

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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:

Kids Dream Winter Film Series at Marcus Theaters – 2/6 – 3/22, Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m.

  • See selected family movies for $2, or download FREE tickets from American Family Insurance!
  • Valid at Twin Creek in Bellevue and Village Pointe in Omaha.
    • 3/13 – 3/15 Annie

Peter Rabbit Costume Character Storytime at Omaha Public Libraries – 3/6-3/14

  • See Events Calendar for specific locations and times. Search Keyword: rabbit to narrow down events.

Movie Night: HOP at the Salvation Army Kroc Center – 3/13, 5:30 p.m., FREE

  • 5:30 p.m. – Doors Open & Games, 6 p.m. – Movie, FREE
  • Prior to the movie, create a “String Egg” with a chocolate surprise.

FREE Cinderella Tea Party – 3/14 & 3/15, 9:30 – 11 a.m., arrive anytime

  • Tea party beverages and popcorn samples, Coloring stations, Tiara and crown decorating stations
  • Participating locations in Omaha: Majestic Cinema (144th & Maple) and Twin Creek Cinema – Bellevue. Admission to the Cinderella movie sold separately.

Omaha St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 3/14, 10 a.m.

  • Enjoy the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Route: Starts at 15th & Howard Streets, go EAST on Harney to 11th Street, SOUTH to Howard Street, and WEST to 14th Street.

Where Books and Art Meet at South Omaha Library – Saturdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., FREE with Registration

  • Explore your creative side each week with art projects based on books and illustrations. Classes are taught by professional artists and art teachers in partnership with Arts For All. For children ages 8-12, registration required.

FREE Cone Day at Dairy Queen – Monday, 3/16

  • At participating DQ locations only. Limit 1 small cone per customer.

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

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Family-Friendly Events this Weekend in Omaha {3/5 – 3/8/15}

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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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Popular this Week:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Kids Dream Winter Film Series at Marcus Theaters – 2/6 – 3/22, Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m.

  • See selected family movies for $2, or download FREE tickets from American Family Insurance!
  • Valid at Twin Creek in Bellevue and Village Pointe in Omaha.
    • 3/6 – 3/8 Book of Life

Peter Rabbit Costume Character Storytime at Omaha Public Libraries – 3/6-3/14

  • See Events Calendar for specific locations and times. Search Keyword: rabbit to narrow down events.

Zen Ties at The Rose Theater – 2/20-3/8

  • World Premiere! A gentle tale about patience and compassion, Zen Ties will make you remember how much wisdom can come of simple mindfulness.

Thomas the Train Night at the Omaha Children’s Museum – 3/6, 5 – 8 p.m.

FREE Kids Workshops at Home Depot – 3/7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Come learn how to build a pair of bookends with sports or flowers stickers. FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12.

Where Books and Art Meet at South Omaha Library – Saturdays beginning 3/7, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., FREE with Registration

  • Explore your creative side each week with art projects based on books and illustrations. Classes are taught by professional artists and art teachers in partnership with Arts For All. For children ages 8-12, registration required.

Mark Your Calendars:

Many fun and FREE events coming up soon!

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  • It is time for Fish Fry season again! Enjoy good food, great fellowship, and support your local community at 30+ Omaha Area Fish Fries and Pasta Dinners!

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2015 Omaha Area Summer Camp Guide

  • Think Summer! Browse through 70+ Summer Camps divided into The Arts, Academic Camps, Outdoor Fun, Specialty Camps, and Sports Camps!

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

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 {2/26 – 3/1/15}

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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:

Popular this Week:

Top Picks this Weekend:

Kids Dream Winter Film Series at Marcus Theaters – 2/6 – 3/22, Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m.

  • See selected family movies for $2, or download FREE tickets from American Family Insurance!
  • Valid at Twin Creek in Bellevue and Village Pointe in Omaha.
    • 2/27 – 3/1 Dolphin Tale 2

Zen Ties at The Rose Theater – 2/20-3/8

  • World Premiere! A gentle tale about patience and compassion, Zen Ties will make you remember how much wisdom can come of simple mindfulness.

Storytime at The Bookworm with Momaha – 2/27, 7 p.m., FREE

  • Storytime with guest reader, Melanie Walters – a dance choreographer who works with the Omaha Community Playhouse. Milk/cookies will be served, as well as a take home craft!

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Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at Lakeshore Learning Stores – 2/28, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., FREE

  • Games, crafts, and storytime!

Family Skate at Motto McLean Ice Arena – 3/1, 4:15 – 6:30 p.m., $10/family of 4

  • $10 for family of 4; $3 for additional person. Price includes: admission, skate rentals, and drink.

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  • It is time for Fish Fry season again! Enjoy good food, great fellowship, and support your local community at 30+ Omaha Area Fish Fries and Pasta Dinners!

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2015 Omaha Area Summer Camp Guide

  • Think Summer! Browse through 70+ Summer Camps divided into The Arts, Academic Camps, Outdoor Fun, Specialty Camps, and Sports Camps!

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

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!

Dinosaurs, Once Upon A Farm, & Baby Chicks at The Omaha Children’s Museum + Giveaway (Ended)!

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Dinosaurs Rock!

Dinosaurs Rock, a special exhibit at the Omaha Children’s Museum, is open until March 22!

Get rockin’ in this prehistoric exhibit that mixes dinosaurs, digging and dancing! Enjoy dancing lights and music all while exploring the world of paleontology by mining real fossils and gemstones amongst these giant, robotic dinosaurs.

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Rock and roll with prehistoric friends in the Dino Rock Show! Jam with the dinosaurs to rock songs both old and new during a whole new light and music display.

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Dino Rock Show happens multiple times daily until March 22:

  • Tuesday – Friday: 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m.

This exhibit is included with regular museum admission or membership.

 

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Once Upon A Farm continues through April 12th!

Experience farm life in the city! The Omaha Children’s Museum latest special exhibit, Once Upon a Farm, offers a variety of fun and interactive activities to help children explore the world of agriculture.

My kids love this exhibit! The Children’s Museum always creates wonderful activities where children are actively engaged in play and also learning at the same time! Children love climbing in the 2 story worm wall, a popular activity that has returned from other special exhibits, and driving around the pedal track maze on mini tractors and trikes, and filling up on gas! The huge combine invites them to climb in and explore what it would be like to drive one.

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I love how Once Upon a Farm ties to the agricultural foundation of Nebraska and how the Omaha Children’s Museum involves partners from across the community and the state to help create the exhibit. See my full review here!

Daily Programming:
Farm Life: (Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.; Sunday 2:30 p.m.)

  • Learn about modern day farming daily. Discover how the food we eat gets from the farm to the store. Enjoy games, crafts and farm-themed activities.

What’s Hatching!

Baby chicks have hatched at the Omaha Children’s Museum! The chick eggs are an added feature to the special exhibit and provide museum guests with a new, hands on experience while learning about chick development and the hatching process.

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The museum is also expecting a batch of quail eggs to hatch, and duck eggs will also be joining the fluffy friends soon!

See a video showing a time lapse of the chicks hatching:

Special Events Coming Up!

Enjoy many special events at the Omaha Children’s Museum! All are included with regular admission unless otherwise noted.

  • Thomas the Train Night!: Friday, March 6, 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Spring Bling: Saturday, March 21
  • Carefree Kids Night: Monday, March 23, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
    • A special event for children with compromised immune systems and their families to play in an environment that is clean, safe and carefree so families can learn, play and enjoy time together. For this very special evening, the museum welcomes families free of charge with a doctor’s note.
  • Autism Night: Sunday, March 29, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
    • This special evening offers an appropriate and supportive environment for play for children on the Autism Spectrum and their families. Sponsored by Autism Action Partnership, this event is free to families with children on the Autism Spectrum.

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Giveaway: Win A Family Admission Pass for 4 to Omaha Children’s Museum – 2 Winners!

Two Family Fun in Omaha readers will win a Family Admission Pass (admits 4) good for one visit to Omaha Children’s Museum plus a free gemstone/fossil bag to mine inside Dinosaurs Rock! Valid through April 12th. OmahaChildren'sMuseumLogo-160

THANK YOU FOR ENTERING AND GOOD LUCK!

This giveaway has ended. Many thanks to all who entered! Congratulations to Kate H. and Nicole M.!

GIVEAWAY ENDS: Sunday, March 8, 2015, 11:59 p.m., CST.

OTHER: Entrants must be 19 or older and located in the US only. The winners will be selected using random.org and notified via email. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen. Duplicate entries will be deleted.

Disclosure: Many thanks to the Omaha Children’s Museum who provided the family passes for the giveaway. See disclosure and privacy policy here. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Zen Ties Opens at The Rose Theater + Giveaway (Ended)

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The World Premiere of Zen Ties opens this weekend at The Rose Theater Omaha!

Zen Ties tells the story of two friendly pandas. Koo the Panda comes to visit her Uncle Stillwater, and Stillwater soon learns that Koo has quite the gift of gab. He offers her a special challenge: LISTEN. In the quiet, Koo and Stillwater discover people are not always what they seem. With Stillwater’s positive influence, children in the neighborhood learn there may be more to mean old Mrs. Whittaker’s story than they thought.

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In a gentle tale about patience and compassion, Zen Ties imparts universal lessons of wisdom and mindfulness. The play is a disarming story of compassion and friendship that reaffirms the importance of our connection to others. “This play has a gentle touch, a very loving touch,” says guest director, Jessie J. Jou. “The spirit of the play, as embodied in the title, is about the ties we have with each other.”

Zen Ties

Dates: Feb. 20 – Mar. 8, 2015
Times: Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Audience: Best for ages 5 and up. 60 minutes without an intermission.
Tickets: $18 general admission. Call (402) 345-4849 or purchase online at www.rosetheater.org.
Discounts: Discount ticket vouchers are available at all area Hy-Vee stores for $14 each. Reservations are required.

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Giveaway: Win a 4-Pack of Tickets to Zen Ties at The Rose Theater (2 Winners)!

Two Family Fun in Omaha readers will win a 4-Pack of Tickets to Zen Ties at The Rose Theater! Rose Theater

This giveaway has ended. Many thanks to all who entered! Congratulations to Megan R. and Sarah S.!

GIVEAWAY ENDS: Sunday, February 22, 2015, 11:59 p.m., CST.

OTHER: Entrants must be 19 or older and located in the US only. The winners will be selected using random.org and notified via email. Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen. Duplicate entries will be deleted.

Disclosure: Many thanks to The Rose Theater who provided the passes for the giveaway, and for passes for my family to see Zen Ties. All photos are provided courtesy of MJB Photography. See disclosure and privacy policy here. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.