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Fontenelle Forest

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Imagine a haven of the natural world just minutes from downtown Omaha. A place where the quiet wild of nature envelops you as you walk a mile long boardwalk, gazing upon the Missouri River, and by chance glimpsing a wild turkey or deer as it dashes across your path. Perhaps a hike along a dirt trail, taking you deeper into the forest, is more your style. Or gazing across a prairie as it was seen as it was hundreds of years ago when the first people entered the region. All of this is right in our backyard at Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods, the region’s premier nature centers that encompass nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairie, and wetlands along the Missouri River. Each year, over 80,000 people come to explore and to learn about nature from guided hikes, live animal demonstrations, natural science exhibits, lectures, classes, camps, and even snow shoe rentals.

Health Protocol
  • No Contact Services:
  • Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits:
  • Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced:
  • Social Distance Markings/Signage:
  • Social Distance Furniture Configurations:
  • Health Protocol Statement: Before visiting the Forest, please read our detailed list of reopening guidelines on our website so that you know what to expect when visiting.
  • Health Protocol Link: https://fontenelleforest.org/coronavirus/
  • Mobile Payments Accepted:
  • Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations:
  • CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures:
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Amenities
General
Hours and Price - General
  • Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Price: $11.00 adults; $10.00 seniors (ages 62+); $8.00 children (ages 2-17); Free for ages 2 and under; Free for members (sales tax included)
General - Health Protocols
  • No Contact Services:
  • Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits:
  • Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced:
  • Social Distance Markings/Signage:
  • Social Distance Furniture Configurations:
  • Health Protocol Statement: Before visiting the Forest, please read our detailed list of reopening guidelines on our website so that you know what to expect when visiting.
  • Health Protocol Link: https://fontenelleforest.org/coronavirus/
  • Mobile Payments Accepted:
  • Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations:
  • CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures:
  • Open For Business:
Events
  • Full Moon Hike

    May 13, 2022 - Dec 9, 2022
    Have you ever hiked under a full moon? Or wondered what forest life comes out after dark? Find out on the guided full moon hike at Fontenelle Forest! All hikes will include an educational discussion
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  • Adult Raptorology at Fontenelle Forest

    Mar 15, 2022 - Dec 13, 2022
    The Fontenelle Forest Adult Raptorology program is kicking off in March with a focus on raptors and each of their unique habitats! Play fun raptor-related games, see birds of prey up close and learn
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  • Sunday Trekking at Fontenelle Forest

    Feb 27, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022
    Have you ever wanted to learn how to identify animal tracks or know the names of wildflowers and fungus in the Forest? Join the naturalist educators on a guided hike along the beautiful trails of
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  • Family Adventure Day at Fontenelle Forest

    Apr 30, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
    Bring the family to Fontenelle Forest for a fun and exciting day of archery, hiking, and campfire building at Camp Wa-Kon-Da! Take aim and perfect your shot with a brief Archery 101 course (for ages
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Offers

Free Admission for Active Military Families

May 21 - Sep 5, 2022 In appreciation for your service, Fontenelle Forest is offering… More
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