Enjoy an adventure-filled Summer full of memories and experiences with this Omaha Summer Fun Guide, FULL of the best things to do with kids in Omaha! Enjoy an adventure-filled summer full of memories and experiences!
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SUMMER 2021 FAMILY FUN GUIDE
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Omaha Parks & Recreation is ready for Summer! Outdoor pools will be opening beginning June 7th!
Aquatic events to watch out for this summer include learn to swim, hydrant parties, and inner tube water polo. They will be offering some new recreation events like Dash & Splash, as well as annual programming like learn to play tennis. You also won’t want to miss out on this year’s free summer concert series, Live on the Lake at Zorinsky in July.
Find out more here about all of the Summer Fun with Omaha Parks and Recreation!
2021 FREE Summer Fun Guide
Find many FREE Things to Do this Summer in Omaha!
PLEASE NOTE: As things continue to change during this time, it is always a good idea to verify details before visiting.
Things to Do in the Omaha Area this Summer with Kids
SPLASH IN A SPRAYGROUND
Splash in one of the city Spraygrounds and Splash Parks and cool off from the summer sun!
GET A DO SPACE SUMMER PASSPORT + PROJECT KITS
Code, Make, Learn, & Explore this summer with the Do Space Summer Passport. Explore Omaha, learn new things, and HAVE FUN. Their Summer Passport Program provides a FREE resource that engages children of all ages in tech-related educational activities. Passports can be picked up at Do Space starting June 5th and they can also be accessed digitally at dospace.beanstack.org.
ENJOY $5 AFTER 5 PM ON TUESDAYS AT THE DURHAM MUSEUM
On Tuesdays this Summer, visit The Durham Museum after 5 p.m. for $5! From June 1-August 31, admission for all ages will be just $5 after 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. On Tuesday nights, the museum stays open until 8 p.m., giving guests the opportunity to visit late during the work week.
READ BOOKS ALL SUMMER FOR PRIZES
Engage your kids in many of the wonderful local and national summer reading programs available for kids and teens, with great rewards and prizes, plus exciting virtual events this year!
WATCH A MOVIE UNDER THE STARS
Find many Free Outdoor Movies under the stars, Kids Film Series, and more all Summer in the Omaha Area!
TRY A NEW PLACE FOR ICE CREAM
Summertime is perfect for sharing Ice Cream with friends – including the Tower (pictured), $2 Tuesdays at eCreamery, an old-fashioned Soda Fountain, and more!
Discover many Favorite Ice Cream Places in Omaha here!
HAVE FUN ON THE FARM
Known for its beautiful Sunflower Field in the Fall, this farm offers family fun all summer, too!
Animals, activities, U-Pick, Market, and more family fun at this farm near Omaha!
EXPLORE A HIKING TRAIL
Venture on a hiking or walking trail in the Omaha area with kids!
EXPLORE A NEW PLAYGROUND
Explore a new park or playground. The Omaha Area is full of neighborhood parks with walking trails, playgrounds, swings, picnic areas, and more!
JUMP IN A POOL OR WATERPARK
Enjoy many pools and waterparks in the Omaha Area!
EXPLORE THE WATERFALL TRAIL AT PLATTE RIVER STATE PARK
Hike the waterfall trail at Platte River State Park!
VISIT HITCHCOCK NATURE CENTER
KIDS BOWL FREE
Kids Bowl Free is a nationwide program that provides kids with two free games every day all summer!
CHALLENGE YOURSELF ON A ROPES COURSE
Challenge yourself on the TreeRush Adventure Course at Fontenelle Forest!
PARTICIPATE IN THE NEBRASKA PASSPORT PROGRAM
Go on a scavenger hunt across Nebraska (including several stops in the Omaha Area) and particpate in the FREE Nebraska Passport program.
BUY LOCAL AT AN AREA FARMERS MARKET
Visit a local Farmers Market.
EXCITING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN OMAHA
Discover Outdoor Fun in the Omaha Area that provide a great option for active play outdoors including Hiking Trails, Footgolf, Mini Golf, Nature Centers and Zoos, Outdoor Play Centers, Parks, Playgrounds, Water Fun, and more!
A PERFECT SUMMER TREAT
Try a new place for delicious Shaved Ice!
GET OUT ON THE WATER
Rent a Kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard for a fun day out on the water.
JOIN IN A HYDRANT PARTY
Hydrant Parties are back this Summer at various locations throughout the city!
PARTICIPATE IN A SUMMER CAMP
Browse through a variety of Summer Camps and now you can Search by Type of Camp, Ages of Campers, or Week of Camp!
STOP BY A FOOD TRUCK RALLY
Join West Omaha Food Truck Foodies for food truck events scheduled in and around the neighborhoods, including:
Food Truck Mondays – Mondays, May 3 – Sept. 27 (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.)
- Enjoy delicious food from 2-3 trucks every Monday from May through September.
- Find the Food Truck schedule here.
- Location: The Grove, 188th St. & Pacific, Elkhorn, NE 68022.
10 PERFECT DAY TRIPS FROM OMAHA
Looking for a great Day Trip near Omaha? Check out these fun ideas for nearby adventures!
GO ON A CAMPING TRIP
Looking for the perfect camping spot near Omaha this Summer? Luckily, there are many to choose from within a short drive.
FIND A PERFECT CABIN NEAR OMAHA
Are you looking for the perfect cabin to rent within 3 hours of Omaha?
Choose from many cabin rentals near Omaha that offer a variety of activities, family-friendly amenities, and a chance to enjoy the great outdoors!
Have a wonderful summer!
It is always a good idea to verify the information with the business before visiting.