Spring Break Activities in Omaha

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You don’t have to leave Omaha 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!

Things to Do During Spring Break in Omaha

1. Check out BRICKLIVE Brickosaurs at Lauritzen Gardens

Experience BRICKLIVE Brickosaurs, an adventure of Jurassic scale. Kids and adults will marvel at 30 iconic dinosaur sculptures made from more than 1.5 million bricks and witness firsthand what it would have been like to come face-to-face with a herd of incredible reptiles, while discovering prehistoric plants in the garden’s collection. This dino-mite brick sculpture exhibit is included with garden admission and is FREE for garden members.

2. Play at The Omaha RiverFront

Head to the Gene Leahy Mall and run around the playground area, get a snack at a food truck, play ping pong, and more. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon there!

3. Go to Kiewit Luminarium

Experience the kaleidoscope of engaging programs for all ages to explore and discover the intersection of science, art, and human perception.

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4. Check out 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.

5. 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!

6. Head 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.

7. 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.

8. 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!

9. 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.

10. Check out the library

Visit your local library and go to storytime, try an escape room, and do other special activities.

11. 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.

What are your plans for spring break? 

Andrea Cooley
Omaha Mom is written by moms, for moms. We provide genuine parenting resources, events and community through connecting and empowering local Omaha Moms.


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