6 Free Kid-Friendly Things To Do in Omaha This Spring

riverfront park OmahaLooking for free kid-friendly fun this spring? March, April, and May can be hit or miss with the weather, but there is still plenty of fun to be had, and we can confidently say we are ready for spring fun! And what’s better than FREE fun? Luckily, there are great options in and around Omaha, even if you have to bundle up on those days it’s still chilly outside on those spring days.

First up, don’t miss out on the following resources when you need some spring family fun!

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Free Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Omaha This Spring

Take a Hike

It’s no surprise we love the great outdoors around here. And Nebraska is just full of so many beautiful spots to explore with kids! Here are a few of our favorite spots:

Hikes for Day Trip Adventures 
3 Nature Trails in Omaha We Love
4 Kid-Friendly Hiking Spots in Omaha

Visit the RiverFront in Downtown Omaha

The combination of three parks in the heart of Downtown, there is something for everyone. There are open park spaces, an amphitheater, public art, and playground features for kids – like the Arches Playground, Cascades interactive water feature, and the Skate Ribbon.

There are always events happening, and you can check those out here. Happening this spring:

Pi Day | March 14 | 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy music, poetry, games, and of course mini pies as you celebrate the mathematical holiday!

HUMP DAY! Camel Photos | April 3 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Celebrate HUMP DAY and take a selfie with a camel from Scatter Joy Acres.

Science Sunday | April 7 | 1-2pm

This is a free family-friendly hour for you to learn about nature, animals, medicine and more with hands-on science activities.

Explore “The Bob” (Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge)

Who knew a bridge could be so fun? Between standing in two states at once (there is just something about that spot where you have one foot in Nebraska and another in Iowa) and finding Omar the Troll under the bridge (and rubbing his toe allegedly makes your wish come true!), The Bob is where local memories are made!

On the Nebraska side, enjoy the Omaha Plaza with an interactive water fountain during the warmer months, and also access the National Park Service Visitors Center. This Visitors Center has some hands-on displays for kids as well as a dress up center.

Get Creative and Visit Do Space

Do Space is a technology library providing free access with programs and events for everyone in Omaha, including kids! You can check out their full list of events here.

For the Kids 5 & Under: Story Time at the Library

We are so lucky to have the Omaha Public Library System servicing families in and around the Omaha area. There are free story times daily during the week for kiddos ages 5 and under. And there are also various events throughout the month for kids of all ages. You can find those here. 

Find the Best “Selfie Spots” with the Public Art in Omaha

This is always a fun adventure with kids of all ages and costs nothing! Here are some of the best Instagrammable spots around Omaha. (Everyone of course loves getting a picture with Omar)!


And after all that, if you are looking for spots where kids can eat free (or cheap) you can check out that resource here: Kids Eat Free (and Cheap) in Omaha!

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