3 Family Farms with Animals to Visit Near Omaha | Spring 2023

Omaha Family Farms with AnimalsThere is just something about baby animals, and there are a handful of family farms in and around Omaha open for visitors. The spring is a great time to visit the farm for family friendly fun! Several nearby farms are planning events and activities this season, perfect for local families wanting to get outside with kids and enjoy outdoor farm life.

Family Farms with Animals to Visit with Kids This Spring

Barreras Family Farm | Blaire, NE

The Barreras Family Farm is a quality sustainable farm near Omaha, Nebraska with opportunities for education, group tours, and special family events. Educational programs include a variety of farm to table concepts, holding and petting farm animals, playing on the farm tires, hay forts, and more. Additionally there are summer camp opportunities and a Rent-a-Chick program where kids can take home 2 baby chicks for one week to learn about proper care!

Scatter Joy Acres | Murray, NE

Open everyday from 10am-6pm, Scatter Joy Acres has friendly barnyard animals where you can learn about farm animals through interaction. From chickens to cows, from donkeys to ducks, llamas to alpacas, and sheep to goats, ponies, and a camel! This incredible farm provides animal therapy for the developmentally disabled, seniors and veterans both at the ranch at on-site at many other facilities in and around the metro Omaha area.

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Gifford Farm | Bellevue, NE

Gifford Farm is a great educational resource to Nebraska families, serving over 30,000 visitors per year. Many festivals and open houses are held on the farm so that the community can share in the gift of the farm.

The Gifford Farm Education Center is open to the public this spring every Monday in April and May from 10am-12pm. $5 per person (2 and under free). Be sure to pack a lunch and feel free to spend the day with the animals. They also have summer camps for kids.

And of course there are plenty of baby animals being born in the spring at our very own Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium!


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