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Who’s excited for Spring break this month? I know my kids are really looking forward to it, especially since we’ve had such unusually beautiful weather in Omaha.

That gives us a week to enjoy fun things in the Omaha area. I like to plan activities to give the kids a mental break from school and for some great family time. There’s so much to do in the Omaha area and here a few fun places to visit over spring break!

1. Omaha Children’s Museum – There is so much to discover and explore at the Omaha Children’s Museum and it’s perfect for families with kids 8 and younger. Plus, their special Forever Forest is open through April 15! Keep reading to enter for a chance to win a family pack of passes to visit the Children’s Museum.


Painting on glass at the Omaha Children’s Museum.

2. $5 Movies on Tuesday –  See a new movie at Marcus Theaters at Majestic Cinema of Omaha, Midtown Cinema, Village Pointe Cinema and Twin Creek Cinema for only $5 per ticket. Includes free 46 oz popcorn for Magical Movie Rewards Members (membership is free). Aksarben cinema also offers $5 tickets on Tuesday with a free promo size popcorn.

3. Fontenelle Forest – Located in Bellevue, enjoy the peaceful great outdoors with your kids. Hike on their 26 miles of trails or complete a 1 mile lap on their boardwalk. Then, play in their outdoor adventure area. This is a great place to burn off their extra energy and enjoy some sunshine! Fees apply.

4. Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo – The zoo is a great place to visit anytime the kids are home from school! It’s educational and fun for the whole family. While your there, enjoy an IMAX show included free if you have a membership.

Having an amazing family day @theomahazoo! #omaha #omahazoo #thejungle

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5. Bounce Houses – The Omaha area has several bounce houses and these are great places for kids to burn off all that extra energy.

6. Kids Skate free – Register now to enjoy free skating admission once per day for kids 12 and under. In Omaha, Skatedaze participates in this program. Skate rental is not included.

7. Joslyn Art Museum – There is no charge for general admission to the Art Museum. Check out a free Art Pack during your visit for hands on fun and learning with your kids.

8. DoSpace – Check out the little rooms, teen space or use one of the many computers at DoSpace on 72nd & Dodge. Membership and technology access is free. You can even check out super amazing toys while you visit, including the Dash & Dot robots seen below.

9. Local Library – There are 12 branches of the Omaha library and each one has unique programming, including LEGO club, storytime, movies and more. And, you can pick up a few books or even a movie during your visit.

10. Public Parks – Did you know there are over 200 parks just in Omaha? My kids love discovering new playgrounds, but some of the parks are hidden, so use the city guides to locate new parks! Here are the public park locator guides for Omaha, Bellevue, LaVista and Papillion.

Bonus 11. Kaneko Light Exhibit – This free exhibit at Kaneko in downtown Omaha runs through March 31, 2018. Check out the video from our recent visit.

I hope you have a wonderful and fun week with your kids during Spring break! What are your plans for spring break?

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  • Karen basye March 3, 2017, 11:25 am

    What great ideas. We are going to KC overnight but needed ideas for the rest of the week.

    • Shelly March 3, 2017, 4:34 pm

      Love love love all of these ideas!!

  • Cindy March 3, 2017, 4:33 pm

    Need to visit the Art museum!

  • Becky Campbell March 3, 2017, 10:18 pm

    We plan to visit the zoo and the local park!

  • Deana Ramsey March 4, 2017, 8:34 am

    We love going to the zoo and planning outings based around gift cards that the kids got for Christmas.

  • Kirby March 4, 2017, 8:54 am

    We love having picnics at new parks!

  • Jené E March 4, 2017, 12:22 pm

    Thanks for these reminders! It’s been awhile since we’ve been to some of these places.

  • Jill S March 6, 2017, 4:47 pm

    We are planning on going to the Amazing Pizza machine or Fontenelle Forest during spring break. We haven’t been to either one of those. My youngest has autism so sometimes you never know if he will like a place. He does love bowling!

  • Sahsa March 8, 2017, 1:23 am

    We plan on putting in the garden!

  • Sheridan S March 8, 2017, 1:41 pm

    Can’t wait for spring break! We might go to the Fontenelle Forest, the zoo, and a park. Would love to visit the children’s museum tho!

  • Ryan S March 9, 2017, 9:12 am

    We might try Coco Keys again as my youngest son loves it there!

  • Annette Beaumont March 9, 2017, 9:21 am

    I will have extra kids at our house during spring break, so thanks for the great ideas!

  • Kellee Springer March 9, 2017, 9:44 am

    We are planning on doing most of these things over spring break! Great reminder of some of them. 🙂

  • Torri Merten March 9, 2017, 9:51 am

    This would be a lot of FUN!

  • Mandi reinders March 9, 2017, 1:10 pm

    We want to check do space for sure

  • Ana S March 9, 2017, 11:45 pm

    My son is got braces today. Planning on the movies and the pizza machine for Spring break.

  • Theresa March 10, 2017, 12:10 am

    We all have different spring breaks so I’ll be spending some quality time with my oldest and youngest and getting some mom time with the big guy babysitting. Want to get to Fontenelle Forest, the zoo and a movie.

  • Janet Mayer March 26, 2024, 2:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! We haven’t been able to get outside much since moving in cause we’ve been in “renovation mode” with the dumpster rental and everything. We’re finally finishing up, and I’ve been so excited to get back outside and experience our new home state, but I might as well be a visitor so this info is all really helpful! Thank you for sharing!


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