Free Kids Programs in Omaha


Free Kids Programs in Omaha |

There are many wonderful free or inexpensive programs just for kids in the Omaha area! Visit the Omaha Kids Calendar for details on upcoming events!

  • Home Depot offers Free Kid’s Workshops on the first Saturday of each month, from 9am-12pm.  They are designed for children ages 5-12.  Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety.  All participants will receive a Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.
  • Joslyn Art Museum is a beautiful building with amazing permanent and travelling exhibits.  They have programs especially for kids, and special events throughout the year.  Enjoy FREE general admission everyday!  Additional charge for some special exhibitions.  When you’re at the Museum, visit the Scott EdTech Gallery to pick-up a printed gallery guide, check-out an Art Pack for family fun in the galleries, or stop by the Kids Can, a self-guided activity center located on the Strauss Bridge.  Enjoy Story Adventures, special storytimes connecting books and art, and Saturday Surprise, a self-guided art project every other Saturday from 10 a.m. – noon.
  • Kids Bowl Free is a nationwide program that provides FREE hours of entertainment all summer long for your kids!  Register your children and they will receive two free games every day all summer!  Parents can purchase a family pass, if they wish, so they can bowl with their kids.  What a great way to be active and have fun with your kids all summer and build memories together!
  • Kids Skate Free provides kids with opportunities for FREE skating at specific locations throughout the US.  Each location has their own age and time specifications.  In Omaha, SkateDaze is a participating location.
  • Preschool Playtime at the La Vista Community Center held Tuesdays & Thursdays, from 10 – 11 a.m. at the the La Vista Community Center. It is always a good idea to verify before visiting, as certain dates might be closed due to holidays or other special events.
  • Lowe’s Free Build and Grow Clinics are held on select Saturdays at 10am.  Bring the kids to any Lowe’s store to build fun projects.  This is recommended for children in grades 1st-5th.  Register early because they tend to fill up quickly!
  • Michaels Free Family Craft Time and Kids Club - Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10AM – 11:30AM. See a store associate to join the fun!  Free Family Craft Times are also offered regularly.
  • Oak View Mall Kids Club – Join the Joslyn Art Museum and Oak View Mall  for FREE, creative, and fun-filled activities at the Oak View Mall Kid’s Club, held on the last Tuesday of every month from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on the Lower Level near JCPenney.
  • Omaha Community Centers offer many classes for people of all ages.  You can learn a new craft, take swim lessons, get some exercise, play in a sports league, or participate in the many special events they host throughout the year or special camps while the kids are off of school.  You can also enjoy open gym time with your little ones for as little as $1/adult!
  • Rec’s Kids Club is a year-round youth program for kids 6-12 that encourages active healthy lifestyles through crafts, games and sports, swimming, drama, special events and field trips.  It is held every day after school, with extended hours when school is out.
  • Westroads Kids Club, for children ages 2-12, will be held on the first Wednesday of every month, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., in the Upper Level near the Children’s Play Area.  Membership is FREE and all children receive a special gift during their birthday month while supplies last.

It is always a good idea to verify the information with the business before visiting.

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