Get ready for the kids to be home from school this summer and bust boredom now with this huge list of FREE family fun in the Omaha Metro. Omaha is great place to visit with hundreds of no cost places to visit and activities all summer 2018!
You won’t want to miss all the fun and excitement in Omaha that is budget and kid-friendly. Bookmark this list and you will never hear ‘I am bored’ from the kids this summer. (But, you may hear ‘Mom, that was so much fun today and I’m ready for bed.’)
Places to Visit (with no admission fees):
Omaha Farmer’s Market – Check out the local farmer’s market and grab some yummy produce! I personally love stopping at the Aksarben market on Sundays where they have a playground and little splash area for the kids. Watch for special events throughout the year.
Public Parks – Did you know there are over 200 public parks with playgrounds just in Omaha? How fun would it be to visit as many as you can this summer and rate your favorites! Omaha now has an interactive park finder that helps you locate parks in your area.
Public Libraries– The library is the best free entertainment for kids. Every library in the Omaha area offers free story times for kids (open to anyone), special programs, movie nights and much more. They also started summer reading programs where kids can earn great rewards just for reading. Mom and dad can even participate in the adult summer reading program at Omaha libraries. What a way to be a great example for the kids! Leave with a handful of books, DVDs or CDs to continue the fun at home. (Check out our video below of some fun activities we do at our Bellevue public library.)
Splash Parks – It’s hot outside! Head to one of the free splash parks to cool off and have some fun. There are quite a few in the Omaha area. Check out this list from Family Fun in Omaha.
Kaneko – Their newest exhibit, ‘Reality’ opens June 1, 2018 and is free to the public. According to their website, Reality is ‘A collaborative, interdisciplinary exhibition will investigate art, science, and technology that create, alter, and reflect upon our sense of the real. Performances, lectures, and educational offerings will further explore the concept of reality through various perspectives of art and science.”
Do Space – If you haven’t checked out Do Space, you are missing out! Located on 72nd & Dodge, they offer free classes, technology and a fun play area for young kids and another for teens.
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge – This 3,000 foot walkway over the Missouri river is fun for kids and a great way to enjoy some sunshine. Don’t forget to stop at the Little Critters River play area on the Nebraska side and the NEW water park featuring an interactive 10-foot tall water wall, a flooding wading basin, water bubblers, spray jets and an illuminated fog feature near River’s Edge Pavillion.
Gene Leahy Mall – Located in downtown Omaha, slide down two massive slides and stroll through the 10 acre park.
Crafts & Building:
Kids Funfare – Enjoy fun kid activities on Thursdays from 10-11 am at Regency Court.
Lakeshore Learning– Every Saturday from 11 am – 3pm enjoy a free craft at Lakeshore Learning with your child age 3 and up.
Home Depot Kid’s Workshop – Build a project with your child at Home Depot on the first Saturday of every month.
Tots on the Towne – Enjoy kid-friendly performances and activities at Shadowlake Shopping Center in Papillion on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 1030am-1130am
Free Outdoor Movies:
Check out this huge list of free outdoor summer movies playing in the Omaha area this summer. Your family can catch a new movie every single weekend this summer!
Free Live Concerts & Performances:
Check out this list of over 90 concerts in the Omaha area this summer. You can jam out to some amazing tunes all weekend, every single weekend, this summer in Omaha.
What places and events do you plan to visit in Omaha this summer?