10 Things to Do in Omaha with Kids

Find the perfect getaway destination for family fun in Omaha!

Here are a few "out of the box" Omaha kids activities to entertain little (or big) ones for a fun-filled family weekend.

Amazing Pizza Machine

1.   Unleash at Amazing Pizza Machine, where 60,000 square feet of indoor fun includes laser tag, Go Karts, bumper cars, mini-bowling, more than 170 arcade games, and more.


2.   Go Bobbing on the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. Bobbing is taking a picture while standing in two states at once. Share photos with #ItHappensOnBob. 

Children Playing in Splash Area at Base of Bob the Bridge

3.   While visiting “Bob,” get froggy at the splash park located on the Omaha side. The circular plaza features water sprays shooting into the air – offering a great way to cool off and have fun. 

Omaha Tubing

4.   Float down the Elkhorn River with Tubing & Adventures. Not just for adults, kids will enjoy cruising down the river taking in the sights and sounds. 

Lauritzen Train

5.   Check out the model railroad garden at Lauritzen Gardens. A favorite among lil’ engineers with G-scale model trains travel twiggy trestles. 

Kenefick Park

6.   Walk up to Kenefick Park and visit the Centennial No. 6900 and Big Boy No. 4023 – two of the most powerful locomotives ever built. 

The Rose Theater

7.   Catch a kid-friendly show at the Rose Theater. This fully-restored 1927 vaudeville palace is now a beautiful children’s theater showcasing childhood favorites. 

Heartland B-Cycle

8.   Rent Heartland B-cycles and go for a family ride through an Omaha city park (for ages 12 and up). 

Boys Town Ball of Stamps

9.   Visit the world’s largest ball of stamps at Boys Town and pick out stamps to take home from the “penny bin.” 

Ted & Wally's

10.   Design your own ice cream tour at one of Omaha's popular artisan ice cream shops, including Coneflower CreameryeCreamery and Ted & Wally's.

Family Friendly Events in Omaha

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"Embracing Peace" May 31

Sculptor Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall, 35,000-pound sculpture "Embracing Peace" is modeled after an image photographed at the end of World War II when many people celebrated in New York City streets. It will spend six months in Memorial Park as part of the park's…

Above & Beyond Exhibition May 31

Design and test-fly a supersonic jet. Pilot a drone to deliver medical supplies to a remote village. Experience flight as a bird or futuristic wing-flapping aircraft. Take an elevator ride to the edge of space. Multi-touch timeline with an opportunity to add to a collaborative…

Gene Leahy Mall Yoga May 31

Find your breath, flow and true self in this class combining intelligent sequencing of vinyasa with yoga philosophy and a phenomenal soundtrack. All levels, all walks of life welcome. Bring a mat to the Downtown Green.

Jurassic Adventure May 31

Designed by Dino Dan, Inc, a company founded by Don Lessem, a dinosaur adviser to Steven Spielberg for the film “Jurassic Park," the world’s largest and most life-like robotic dinosaurs roar, move, and even breathe at Wildlife Safari Park outside of Omaha. Drive by some, walk by…

Make It!: Building Bridges! May 31

Welcome to the month of STEM at DoSpace. Your challenge: build a bridge that can hold a can of soup. You will also need to design a basket for the classroom zipline. Bring your thinking caps, it's getting challenging in here!

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