You don’t have to leave town to have a fun spring break! There are plenty of fun activities and things to do around Omaha while the kids are off school. Whether you check out a new exhibit or explore a new park, make the most of spring break in Omaha!
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Spring Break in Omaha
1. Explore Fontenelle Forest
Take a hike on one of the trails or boardwalk, visit the raptor woodland refuge, or play in the indoor habitat hollow. They are also hosting a 3-day spring break camp for ages 8-12 including archery, hiking, and playing classic outdoor games.
2. Check out Lauritzen Gardens
Escape the cold and wander through the indoor gardens including both tropical and temperate plants as well as a 10-foot waterfall. The Washed Ashore exhibit has giant sculptures made from marine debris.
3. Visit the Omaha Children’s Museum
We love the Omaha Children’s Museum! You can easily spend a day here seeing all the exhibits. Take a ride on the indoor carousel, check out the special magical science exhibit, get creative in the art smart center, and so much more!
4. Go to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
Spring is a great time to visit the indoor exhibits at the zoo, like the desert dome, the aquarium, and the butterfly and insect pavilion.
5. Learn about History at The Durham Museum
History comes alive at The Durham Museum, located in Union Station. See how Omaha and Nebraska have grown and changed through the decades. Stroll through train cars from the ’40s and ’50s. Don’t miss the Hall of Heroes and The Lunchbox: Packed with Pop Culture special exhibits.
6. Take a Hike!
If the weather cooperates, there are tons of great hiking trails to explore around Omaha. Pack a picnic and make a day of it!
7. Go on a Day trip
Want to get away for a quick day trip? Visit a state park (Indian Cave and Fort Robinson are two of our favorites), spend an afternoon at Morrill Hall the University of Nebraska State Museum in Lincoln, or check out the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum in Ashland.
8. Find the best donuts
Do a taste test of several local donut shops and rank them. Here’s a guide to our favorite donut shops to get you started.
9. Check out the library
Visit your local library and go to storytime, try an escape room, and do other special activities.
10. Get your wiggles out
The weather may not be the best but your kids still need to get their wiggles out! Check out the best places to play inside.