Be a Virtual Visitor

Since you can't visit them, Omaha’s renowned attractions are coming to you.

Enjoy animal feedings and behind-the-scenes experiences at the world’s best zoo. Create magic with the children’s museum, visit the forest, listen to the symphony, take a tour of an art exhibit, and help create a work of art for one of the city’s most unique galleries - all from the comfort of home. Browse below and visit virtually.

Click here for a calendar of more virtual events.

Giraffes at the Zoo
Omaha Zoo

Let the zoo come to you. Watch as the animal care staff tends to more than 35,000 animals that call the zoo home. Check back each day for an interactive video and activity you can do with your family, so the animals can visit your home.

Now virtual backstage tours are available and you can see what it takes to run the world's best zoo!

​Check out the Zoo's Facebook page for more interactive activities. 

The Durham Museum
The Durham Museum

The Durham Museum remains committed to serving the history-loving public, and that means making its award-winning educational classes available online. These free exchanges can be accessed on a laptop or mobile device and include pre- and post-program activities. Click here to sign up your family!

​Check out The Durham's Facebook page for more interactive activities. 

Joslyn Art Museum
Joslyn Art Museum

Take a virtual tour of Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Photography. Chief Curator Toby Jurovics leads a "walk through" of selected works. Teachers and Parents: This tour was created with an adult audience in mind. Preview all “stops” before sharing with children.

Check out the Joslyn's Facebook and Instagram pages for curator-led gallery talks, family art adventures, and more interactive activities. 

KANEKO
KANEKO

KANEKO is launching a global, communal art project called Tessellation: Isolation. Contribute art made in your home and it will eventually become part of a massive mosaic installation housed in the KANEKO galleries. Learn more at TessellationArt.org

KANEKO is also digging into their archives to celebrate Jun Kaneko’s methodology, art, and innovative ideas. Check out this classic Jun Kaneko documentary.

Omaha Children's Museum
Omaha Children's Museum

Omaha Children's Museum, a real life imagination station, is bringing its magic to social media. Visit the museum on Facebook for eduPLAYtional videos (we promise, they are fun!)

Mormon Trail Center
Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters

Take a virtual trip through the history of the Mormon Trail.

Fontenelle Forest
Fontenelle Forest

Fontenelle Forest will host the "From the Forest" segment every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 3:00 pm (CST). Mondays will be dedicated to raptors and critters living in the forest. Don't miss the special Facebook segment!

Lauritzen Gardens
Lauritzen Gardens

Check out Lauritzen Gardens on Facebook for inspiring photos and tips from botanical experts.

 

The Old Market Entertainment District is a perfect backdrop for a rustic Omaha date night
OLD MARKET ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

Click here to learn the history of the Old Market and get a glimpse at the historic buildings.

 

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
BEMIS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is offering virtual poetry readings, artist tours, and more via their Instagram page.

 

Film Streams
FILM STREAMS

Film Streams is offering in-home streaming of new indie films, social media film parties, and other film-related goodies.

Check out this year's South by Southwest short films now for free online.

 

Omaha Symphony
OMAHA SYMPHONY

Omaha Symphony is offering virtual opportunities to listen on-demand to past concerts and watch musical classes online. Click here for a full list of virtual offers.

 

The Rose Theater
THE ROSE THEATER

The Rose Theater is using YouTube to power its "Art at Home" series. Each day of the week will cover a different theme including playwriting, puppetry, movement, and more. See their intro video here.

Subscribe to The Rose Theater's YouTube channel to stay up-to-date.

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail invites you on a virtual adventure with Fridays with a Ranger. The weekly Facebook segment takes viewers on a journey through the Lewis and Clark landscapes, animals, wildlife, and more. Let the Park Rangers do the hiking, you enjoy the show.

American Midwest Ballet
American Midwest Ballet

Dance is for everyone! Even though we can’t join together, American Midwest Ballet remains committed to sharing dance through the “Digital Dance Class” series. Lessons are free and open to the public on YouTube and include a variety of styles including ballet, jazz, and tap, as well as classes in fitness and movement so you can keep dancing from the safety of your homes.

 

Shakespeare on the Green
Nebraska Shakespeare

Nebraska Shakespeare offers several multi-media options for theater fans looking to engage and create with The Bard. Enjoy exclusive virtual videos, from behind-the-scenes discussions to Shakespeare celebrations to multiple video series.

 

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