Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center is a nature loving families delight! This Omaha favorite living plant museum features year round plants as well as offers educational experiences.
It really is a place you can escape to an urban oasis of tranquility and beauty, and children can experience how much joy a garden and nature can bring. At Lauritzen Gardens, kids can discover a hidden sanctuary in the heart of Nebraska's capital.
When you visit, you might not realize that the 100 acres found within Lauritzen Gardens are relatively new! There is so much to see, and een so much to do! You can walk through the gardens or take a tram ride, with multi-sensory experiences for all ages.
Within the gardens you'll be able to discover the arboretum, and even visit the colorful bird sanctuary. For those little ones, the children's garden is always popular! The conservation discovery garden is always an adventure, and feel like you've traveled across the oceans without even leaving Nebraska at the English Perennial Garden!
Stroll through the herb garden, before making your way to the garden in the glen, and even make a stop at the model railroad garden! It's here that you can enjoy train rides on weekends in April, then daily from May to October! Choo choo!
So get ready to climb aboard nature at the Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center - it's a beautiful, nature-filled family day out in Omaha, and you'll come away feeling restored!
$15 + tax
$9 + tax (Ages 3 to 12)
Free for members!
Botanical gardens teach that nature provides:
- clean air and water
- nitrogen cycling
- erosion control
- scientific research
Strollers are permitted
Open daily from 10am to 2pm., their cozy Conagra Café overlooks the glorious floral display hall and features freshly prepared sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts
Lauritzen Gardens is not a park. No jogging or running. Recreational games, such as Frisbee and kites, as well as bicycles, sleds, skateboards, scooters and roller blades are not allowed in the visitor and education center or anywhere in the garden.
If you are looking for a sophisticated shopping spot, Lauritzen Gardens provides it for you. The 2,000-square-foot gift shop features high-quality gift items and the tools and books you need to create and maintain your special garden, as well as unique garden-inspired gifts, home décor, books, cards, jewelry, nature-related toys and games, and lotions, soaps and scents.
Strollers are permitted
There are plenty of healthy options in the cafe! Also, picnics may be enjoyed at Kenefick Park, but are not permitted on garden grounds (except during Tempo of Twilight events).
Service animals are welcome to accompany visitors, but other animals are prohibited.
Stay on paths and sidewalks. Marvel at the garden beds, trees, walls, sculptures and water features, but please do not climb on or in them