Best Places for Indoor Play In & Around Omaha

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Indoor Play Areas Omaha

We love to play outdoors, however, there are many months of the year where we are always looking for new places to explore indoors! The winter months can get long in Omaha and the summer months can get hot. We have compiled a list of our favorite indoor play spots to escape the outside weather. There’s everything from active to creative on this list, and something for a variety of ages.

If you have a favorite spot that we missed, let us know! We would love to add it to make this a resource for all Omaha families!

Best Places for Indoor Play In & Around Omaha, NE

Indoor Athletic Play

There are days when we need to get out of the house and release some energy! These places below are perfect for letting the kids run and enjoy indoor play. As a mother of toddlers, I love having specific toddler times to enjoy.

Approach Climbing Gym

Nebraska’s full service climbing gym. Ages 2 – adult. All abilities welcome! First time visitor orientation is required. Check out their website for more information.

4923 So. 72nd St., Omaha, NE 68127

Go! Kids Gym

Offers tumbling and open gym hours Monday through Friday. A safe place for kids to play, learn, and explore while also offering Tumbling and Yoga classes, as well as memberships and birthday parties! Ideal for infant through age 5.

*Open Play Times Available

Jumpin’ Jax Bounce and Party Center

Bounce house inflatables. Birthday parties and open jump times!

*Open Jump Times Available

1712 Charleston Dr, Papillion, NE 68133

Kids Body Shop

Offers gymnastics, swimming, open gym, and more for 18 months and older.

Open Gym: 6yrs and younger

1219 North Monroe, Papillion, NE 68046

Metro Stars Gymnastics

Gymnastic classes for boys and girls, tumbling/trampoline, and open gym times!

Open Gym Available!

Elkhorn:
3706 S. 203rd Plaza
Omaha, NE 68130

Papillion:
11153 Cumberland Dr.
Papillion, NE 68046

PE 101 Kids Gym

Fun active equipment for ages 1-8 including; foam pit/zipline, gymnastic mat, and a court! Daily open gym hours!

*Open Gym Available

2920 N. 118TH Circle, Suite 106, Omaha, NE 68164

Sky Zone

Trampoline park, open gym and toddler time available.

*Open Jump and Little Leapers Time (for ages 5 & under)

4215 S 133rd St, Omaha, NE 68137

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park

Trampolines, Indoor Playground, Warrior Courses, Climbing wall, and more!

*Open Gym and Jumperoo (5 and under) Available

15364 Weir St, Omaha, NE 68137

Indoor Creative Spaces

We love trying out new spaces around Omaha. Especially when they offer a creative indoor play space that encourages minds to explore, create, and learn.

Do Space

Littles Lab (3-5yr) is designed to teach toddlers introductory technology skills. Room is open for free play during other times. And Kid Coders (6-12yr) lab time available.

7205 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68114

Kaneko

Free and open to the public. Take advantage of this amazing creative space to teach our children about exploring the creative process. Check out their website for information about events and exhibits.

1111 Jones St, Omaha, NE 68102

Joslyn Art Museum

Closed for renovations until 2024.

2200 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68102

Great for Toddlers

As a stay at home mom and/or a work at home mom, there are days that you need to get out of the house! We are lucky to have so many safe places to let toddlers run, play, create, and socialize.

Fat Brain Toys

Toddler Tuesdays at Fat Brain Toys. Make sure to check out their Omaha website for the most updated information and class dates/times.

Fontenelle Forest

Mud Pies – For ages 5 and younger with a parent. Each week, a natural science topic is explored through station-based activities, free play, and a guided walk(weather permitting). Kids can also enjoy the indoor playground in the nature center.

1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005

Oakview Mall

Toddler Play Area – soft areas to climb!

3420 Oak View Dr (in Oakview Mall), Omaha, NE 68144

Westwoods Mall

Toddler Play Area – soft areas to climb!

10000 California St (Upper Level East near Dick’s & JCPenney), Omaha, NE 68114

Museums

When the weather is bad, the kids and I love taking advantage of our great museums in Omaha! Our museums do a great job of having kid related activities or stations, plus mom or dad can check out the latest new exhibit too!

The Durham Museum

The kids love strolling through the train cars from the 1940’s and 50’s. Check out the old Steam Engine up close. The model train exhibit is sure to entertain the kids. Check the website for the current exhibits!

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108

Omaha Children’s Museum

Get out of the heat or cold and enjoy all the exhibits the Children’s Museum has to offer!

500 S 20th St, Omaha, NE 68102

Strategic Air & Command Space Museum

Check out the Children’s Learning Center to explore and learn about technology, science, physics of air, and space travel! Bonus, the kids love seeing all of the aircraft housed inside!

28210 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003

Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Open: Free Admission

Kids love learning about trains! There are a few hands on activities for the kids to enjoy.

200 Pearl St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Arcades & Bowling

Looking for a place to eat and have fun too? We have a few options around the Omaha area with arcades or bowling alleys which offer fun for the whole family.

Amazing Pizza Machine

Rides, games, and food! Fun for all ages!

13955 S Plaza, Omaha, NE 68137

Dave and Busters

Games, prizes, and food!

2502 S 133rd Plaza Ste 111, Omaha, NE 68144

Family Fun Center XL

Arcade, buffet, lazertag, glow golf, paintball, soccer mini-golf, lazer maze, rock wall, foot pool, billards, and more!

10765 M St, Omaha, NE 68127

The Mark

Bowling, arcade, and lazer tag!

20902 Cumberland Dr, Elkhorn, NE 68022

Papio Fun Park

Go carts, minature golf, lazertag, arcade, space ball, and more!

210 E Lincoln St, Papillion, NE 68046

Indoor Playgrounds

We love going to a nice simple indoor playground! When it is too cold or too hot, these are our favorite indoor playgrounds around Omaha.

Backyard Playworld

Plan your next playdate at Backyard Playworld. The kids get to play on all the playground equipment indoors!

*Open Play Available

14525 Industrial Rd, Omaha, NE 68144

Eugene Mahoney State Park

Indoor activity center for the kids to enjoy (large indoor playground).

28500 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003

Fontenelle Forest

Mud Pies – For ages 5 and younger with a parent. Each week, a natural science topic is explored through station-based activities, free play, and a guided walk(weather permitting). Kids can also enjoy the indoor playground in the nature center.

1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005

Ice & Roller Rinks

Skating on ice or the roller rink is always a good time! 

Eugene Mahoney Ice Skating Pavillon

Call ahead for ice conditions: 944-2523 EXTENSION 7122

Sledding runs and restrooms available daily, Bring your own equipment (Snowboarding Not Allowed) Located at the lower level of Sapp Riverview Lodge.

Motto McLean Ice Arena

Public skate and family skate available.
1819 Farnam St Suite 701
Omaha, NE 68183

Skate City

1220 Fort Crook Rd S, Bellevue, NE 68005

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