500 South 20th Street Omaha, NE 68102 +1 402 342 6164
Since its inception in 1976, Omaha Children's Museum has been a special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play. The mission of Omaha Children's Museum is to engage the imagination and create excitement about learning. The museum's permanent exhibits include the Charlie Campbell Science and Technology Center, Creative Arts Center and Imagination Playground early childhood area. In addition to its permanent exhibits, Omaha Children's Museum offers outreach and community programs, traveling exhibitions, field trips, summer camps and early childhood education programs.
Few visitors expect to find such an impressive art collection in the middle of the prairie. Masterpieces abound here. The permanent exhibit includes works by El Greco, Degas, Monet and Renoir. 19th- and 20th-century art receive a special focus. The museum building itself is a striking, architectural find. Thirty-eight different types of marble were used in construction. The exterior glows a light pink, setting the building apart from the rest of downtown Omaha.
100 Bancroft Street Omaha, NE 68108 +1 402 346 4002
Flora and fauna from around the world cover 75 acres just south of downtown Omaha. Visitors do not have to be experts to appreciate the beauty. This attraction focuses on educating both children and adults. First launched in 1982, the site now features the Robert H. Storz Family Rose Garden, an arboretum and herb garden. A children's garden offers additional activities.
2213 Lake Street Webster Telephone Exchange Building Omaha, NE 68110 +1 402 504 2506
This collection, complete with historical accounts and memorabilia, tells the story of how African Americans helped settle the plains. Displays rare photographs and artifacts. Visitors will also learn about the changes in African American life in the years leading up to, during and after the Civil War. The museum was founded in the mid 1970s. The building itself is remarkable. Designed by prominent Nebraska architect Thomas Kimball, it appears on the National Register of Historic Places.
4701 South 25th Street Omaha, NE 68107 +1 402 731 1137
Founded in 1993, this museum is the first in Nebraska dedicated exclusively to Latinos. The art, culture and history featured here represent many countries. Works on display come from both North America and South America. Lectures and classes complement exhibits, while films and slide presentations offer a view into Latino culture. The museum also hosts workshops.
13628 Flanagan Boulevard Boys Town, NE 68010 +1 402 498 1111
This National Historic Landmark tells a story dating back to 1917. What started as a small home for troubled and abandoned boys has grown into a campus complete with a Hall of History, All-American Rose and Biblical Gardens, the Leon Myers Stamp Center and more. Visitors can even enjoy a bit of Hollywood: Spencer Tracy's Oscar for his portrayal of Father Flanagan in the movie "Boys Town" is on display. Boys Town is open year-round. Free guided tours are available but donations are welcome.
3202 Woolworth Avenue Omaha, NE 68105 +1 402 444 5955
Few people realize that former United States President Gerald Ford was born in Omaha as Leslie King, Jr. Visitors will learn of his name change and other presidential facts. The Betty Ford Rose Garden flourishes where Ford's boyhood home once stood. Twice destroyed by fire, only a replica now exists. Special displays feature White House memorabilia. The site is open year-round, but is especially beautiful in the summer months. Admission is free.
800 Douglas Street Omaha, NE 68102 +1 402 444 5900
Take a walk along the riverfront in this 31-acre park. Conveniently located in downtown Omaha, visitors will enjoy the breathtaking beauty of a lake and two fountains. The more modern, computerized Heartland of America fountain shoots water 300 feet into the air and features a colorful nighttime light show. A ride on the General Marion tour boat proves interesting, as well as fun. Live concerts add to the relaxed atmosphere on Friday nights in June, July and August. Admission is free.
3448 Pinkney Street Omaha, NE 68111 +1 800 645 9287
A historical marker points out the birth site of African American activist Malcolm X. His family left Omaha in the 1920s. Decades later, community leaders launched a crusade for this memorial, which appears on the National Register of Historic Places. His home no longer exists; however, a marker stands on land at his former address. Although there really is not much to see, history buffs will find this memorial site in North Omaha a nice side trip. Admission is free.
66th Avenue & Dodge Street Omaha, NE 68132 +1 402 554 2219
The night sky comes to life at this impressive planetarium. Join the audience in the theater for an educational trip through the heavens; visit the rooftop observatory for a view of the planets; or kick back and enjoy a laser show set to rock music. The planetarium also hosts traditional, live star talks. A store features a multitude of science-oriented materials. Tickets are sold in the lobby 30 minutes before show time.
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Catch the latest box office favorite at Omaha's first cineplex,
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