Be a Virtual Visitor

When you can't visit them, Omaha’s renowned attractions can come to you.

Virtual activities give “travel” new meaning by offering opportunities for mini getaways from the comfort of home. Before your in-person visit, enjoy virtual experiences from top Omaha attractions – kind of like "try before you fly (or drive)." So get comfy, relax, and explore Omaha from your screen thanks to a wide range of virtual offerings.

Click here for a calendar of more virtual events.

Giraffes at the Zoo
Omaha Zoo

Let the zoo come to you. Zoocams offer exclusive peeks into various exhibits in the zoo’s aquarium. Watch Arctic penguins make a splash, spy on the West Coast sea nettles, and dive into the Indo-Pacific Reef habitat.

Cheers to more zoo fun with a monthly Virtual Conservation Happy Hour. Each month, a different animal is spotlighted, giving guests a unique glimpse into a specific part of the zoo.

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

Joslyn’s collection of digital content includes a virtual tour of their latest art exhibit, Art Chats with prompts designed to facilitate discussion about artworks from the museum’s collection, and more.

The Rose Theater
THE ROSE THEATER

Subscribe to The Rose Theater's YouTube channel to stay up-to-date with its virtual offerings, from story time and backstage tours to watch parties and episodes of their podcast, “Dramatic Pause.”

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.

Mormon Trail Center
Mormon Trail Center at Winter Quarters

In person tours are suspended at the moment but virtual tours are available. Click here to reserve a date and time; allow for 30-40 minutes for a tour. School groups are welcome for virtual tours.

 

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.

 

KANEKO
KANEKO

KANEKO has launched a global, communal art project called Tessellation: Ritual. Contribute art made in your home and it will eventually become part of a massive mosaic installation displayed 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.

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.

Boys Town Museum
Boys Town

“Walk” through Boys Town’s Hall of History for history lessons on Father Flanagan and the campus, view artifacts and artwork, and more.

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

The Symphony plays for you, wherever you are, with archival recordings, a virtual classroom, and more.

 

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.

 

Omaha Community Playhouse
OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE

The nation's largest community theater presents Theatre at Home, a lineup of locally-made, Omaha-staged productions available for streaming.

 

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