If you’re moving to Omaha with your family, you’ll want to start exploring the city once you’ve settled into your new digs.

Here’s a roundup of the best Omaha family activities to start your adventure.

Not-to-miss Omaha attractions for families

Omaha is home to one of the best zoos in the world, Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, which includes an indoor rainforest with three waterfalls, an Alaskan-themed splash garden and the popular Children’s Adventure Trail.

Other attractions to take the kids to in Omaha include:

  • Joslyn Art Museum (don’t skip the kid-friendly Art Works)
  • Lauritzen Gardens
  • The Durham Museum
  • Omaha Children’s Museum

Shows for kids

Omaha is home to The Rose, where kid-friendly theatrical productions are regularly staged, including a world premiere or two each season. The theater’s season usually has shows that appeal to preschoolers as well as some for ‘tweens and teens.

Also check out:

  • Kerfuffle (a new theater company in the city that’s staging shows for kids 6 and younger)
  • Omaha Performing Arts
  • Omaha Symphony

Water fun in Omaha

Take the kids to splash around some of Omaha’s best pools, spraygrounds and water parks.

  • For all-day fun, Fun Plex has water slides and a wave pool
  • Outdoor city parks with pools and water slides include Zorinski, Gallagher and Deer Ridge

Cheer on the home team

Head to Werner Park to watch the Omaha Storm Chasers play baseball. While there, kids will enjoy playing in the Family Fun Zone.

Other sports teams in the city include the Omaha Lancers junior ice hockey team, as well as college teams including Creighton University and University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Get your game on

Spend the afternoon playing laser tag and arcade games at one of Omaha’s indoor entertainment centers. Some favorites include the Amazing Pizza Machine, Dave & Buster’s and SkateDaze.

If putt putt is more of your style, you can putt indoors at places like Prehistoric Putt or outdoors at Boulder Creek Amusement Park.

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