Zoos in OMAHA with kids

It’s animal time in Omaha, Nebraska and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Omaha because this The Comhusker State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo

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    (4 miles) Omaha

    Step into the rainforests, deserts, wander through an ocean and more all through total immersion exhibits at this family friendly Nebraska zoo!

  • Ak Sar Ben Outdoor Aquarium

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    (21 miles) Gretna

    All of the various species on display in both the aquarium and large terrarium are either native to Nebraska or have been successfully introduced here. One of the many fun family places to visit if ...

  • Lincoln Childrens Zoo

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    (47 miles) Lincoln

    Come and visit more than 350 animals, all from a child's eye view! The Zoo consists of 19 beautifully landscaped acres in the heart of Lincoln.

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  • BounceU Omaha

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    (6 miles) Omaha

    Offers it's trademarked standard of inflatable fun, with offerings ranging from classic bounce houses and slides to mazes, obstacle courses and more including organised games, music, toys and other ...

  • Lost In Fun

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    (51 miles) Lincoln

    From inflatable jumpers to the space foam pit and endless play sets, this is a sure bet for keeping the kids happy all afternoon in Lincoln, Nebraska!

  • Play All Day

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    (87 miles) Sioux City

    Offer over-the-top fun for under 10s with awesome inflatables and age zoned play stations that engage young imaginations and exercise little bodies!

  • Gobs and Gobbs of Fun

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    (91 miles) Norfolk

    Featuring a multi level climbing structure, Air Hockey and Ping Pong tables, ride on toys, wooden trains, Lego, pretend play, toddler toys, Wii and XBOX w Kinect!

  • Omaha Botanical Gardens

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    (3 miles) Omaha

    Gained from a visit to Lauritzen Gardens today are tranquility, appreciation of nature's beauty and wonder, inspiration for visitors' own gardens and the pleasure of watching the seasons change and ...

  • Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

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    (7 miles) Bellevue

    Walking or hiking the trails of Fontenelle Nature Association is an experience unlike any other within the Omaha metro area. FNA owns and manages 2,000 acres of conservation land and 26 miles of ...

  • Loup Parks

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    (72 miles) Columbus

    The District owns, operates and maintains five parks and recreation areas containing 265 acres of land and 1,100 acres of water. These facilities are open to the public from May 1 to November 1 ...

  • Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

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    (93 miles) Sioux City

    A visit to Stone Park would not be complete without a visit to the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. The center features a variety of interpretive displays, including a "walk-under" prairie, a 400-gallon ...

  • Woodbury Conservation Area

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    (93 miles) Sioux City

    Welcome The Woodbury County Conservation Board invites you to explore nearly 5,000 acres of unique conservation lands. You will find a tremendous variety of outdoor recreational opportunities ...

  • Coco Key Waterpark Omaha

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    (2 miles) Omaha

    Waterpark fun at Coco Key Water Resort slides, a kiddie pool, water attractions and lots of family fun to cool you down!

  • Fun-Plex Waterpark

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    (4 miles) Omaha

    A water and amusement park which includes wave pools, kids' pool, waterslides, go-cart track, tilt-a-whirl, bumper boats and cars, miniature golf, and batting cages.

  • Star City Shores Aquatic Center

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    (49 miles) Lincoln

    Water fun in Lincoln at the BIGGEST pool in the city, with a main pool, slides, and kids section! Fun sandy beach too for those active kids!

  • Columbus Aquatic Center

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    (71 miles) Columbus

    The Aquatic Center is one of the finest indoor public pools in Nebraska. The pool is open seven days a week, 12 months out of the year. A variety of programs are offered to meet the needs of the ...

  • Pawnee Plunge Water Park

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    (72 miles) Columbus

    Nebraska's family water fun park, offering terrifying plunge slides, fun family rides, interactive water play zone and more.

  • Beatrice Big Blue Water Park

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    (79 miles) Beatrice

    9,000 sq foot of water fun, with slides and diving boards. A great way to cool off in Nebraska!

  • Columbus Art Gallery

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    (72 miles) Columbus

    Performing arts events for schools and the general public ranged from ballet to theatre and from storytellers to concerts. The Gallery has presented over 200 formal exhibits and offers a gift shop ...

  • Loves Jazz and Art Center

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    (3 miles) Omaha

    A unique center featuring African American Arts Exhibits, and where families can learn all about the rich cultural and heritage of jazz music!

  • Valas Pumpkin Patch

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    (14 miles) Gretna

    Family fun at this sweet pumpkin patch, with caramel apples, the hay-rack rides, and the Pigtucky Derby Pig Races! Over 50 attractions, live shows and entertainment to top your family day out off in ...

  • Arbor Day Farm

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    (40 miles) Nebraska City

    Charming farm fun in Nebraska City, with hiking, tree adventures, forest rides, seasonal activities, and great memories!

  • Feldhackers Family Fun Center

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    (86 miles) Creston

    A family fun center in Iowa with bowling and a lazer maze, with a focus on offering a safe environment for kids and parents to strengthen their relationship

  • Poppys Pumpkin Patch

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    (91 miles) Norfolk

    Kids fun in Nebraska at this cute pumpkin patch, with a hay bale maze, pony rides, nature walks, a petting zoo, and a zip line!. Sweet family fun for all ages!

  • Fun Plex

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    (4 miles) Omaha

    Thrilling rides, water park fun, as well as go-karts and mini-golf: an exciting family day out in Nebraska!

  • Joslyn Art Museum

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    (3 miles) Omaha

    As Nebraska's largest and most distinguished art museum, Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha has served as the premier center for visual art since opening in 1931. Joslyn's collection features work from ...

  • Omaha Childrens Museum

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    (3 miles) Omaha

    A fun and hands-on experience for kids, where they can challenge themselves, learn, explore, and discover how the world works and learn through play!

  • The Durham Museum

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    (4 miles) Omaha

    Fascinating exhibits on the history of Omaha, and amazing rotating exhibits on the cultures of the world!

  • El Museo Latino

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    (4 miles) Omaha

    One of only eleven Latino museums in the entire USA, El Museo Latino is an educational experience on the history and culture of the Latino Heritage.

  • Mormon Trail Center

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    (6 miles) Omaha

    A historical experience at the Mormon Trail Center, where you can re-live the lives of those part of the great "Mormon Migration"

  • Railswest Railroad Museum

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    (7 miles) Council Bluffs

    The construction of the transcontinental railroad played a major role in the development of southwest Iowa, and vice versa. The history of this era is well preserved in the former 1899 Rock lsland ...

  • Strategic Air and Space Museum

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    (23 miles) Ashland

    The Strategic Air & Space Museum is committed to providing guests with engaging experiences that will inspire the young - and the young at heart - as they explore the worlds of aviation, history, ...

  • Shelby County Historical Museum

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    (44 miles) Harlan

    Welcome to the Shelby County Historical Museum, located at the corner of Pine Street and Morse Avenue in Harlan. Opened in 1975 as a Bicentennial project, the facility has grown to four buildings ...

  • Lux Center for the Arts

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    (45 miles) Lincoln

    Undeniably an educational trip but a visually fascinating one for imaginative kids covering art in the mediums of pottery, printmaking, painting, jewelry, glass, and fibers.

  • Museum of Nebraska History

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    (47 miles) Lincoln

    10,000 years of history! Many people and cultures have made Nebraska their home.Come see fascinating artifacts and hear amazing stories from our rich past. One of the many fun family places to go if ...