Things to do in Nebraska with kids
Can’t decide if you want to experience the true American prairies, marvel at magnificent peaks, get lost in a rich history or have some fun in some sand dunes? In Nebraska, you don’t have to - it has it all!
What better way to start your family adventure than with genuine Nebraskan activities, like the historic Pioneer Village, the very sweet and entertaining Poppys Pumpkin Patch?
Museums like Omaha Children’s Museum and Custer County Historical Society offer kids opportunities to learn creatively, and the outdoors are just waiting to be played in with the 2,000 acre Lake Minatare, and the activity packed Missouri National River.
Of course, there are a host of fun activities for those active families - with centers like Columbus Event Center or the rolling fun of Skate Zone. Families can even enjoy the charming small town-vibes with those sweet pumpkin patches, like Valas or Country Harvest, or perhaps enjoy the world’s largest indoor desert at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo!
Nebraska has so much to offer kids, with an incredible amount of fun things to do both indoors and outdoors. A truly unique character within the USA.
Thrilling rides, water park fun, as well as go-karts and mini-golf: an exciting family day out in Nebraska!
Step into the rainforests, deserts, wander through an ocean and more all through total immersion exhibits at this family friendly Nebraska zoo!
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 you're looking for things to do in Lincoln for kids.
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.
Riverside Discovery Center is a 25 acre zoo is filled with a host of exotic and domestic animals, with petting zoo and splash pad too!
The Museum of the Fur Trade is much more than a history museum - it is a step back in time, and features over 6,000 artifacts to illustrate daily life in early America for fur traders and Native Americans.
Waterpark fun at Coco Key Water Resort slides, a kiddie pool, water attractions and lots of family fun to cool you down!
Nebraska's family water fun park, offering terrifying plunge slides, fun family rides, interactive water play zone and more.
Cool off in Grand Island with wave pools, thrilling water slides, toddler fun and a lazy river. Great water family fun in Nebraska!
Seasonal outdoor family aquatic center in Nebraska with waterslides, lazy river, leisure pool and kids water fun!
A fun community water park in Lexington, open seasonally with fun features including an olympic-sized pool!
9,000 sq foot of water fun, with slides and diving boards. A great way to cool off in Nebraska!
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 community.
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!
Explore the Legacy of the Plains Museum where America's roots run deep - located on the Oregon Trail, explore an impressive collection of pioneer artifacts, an 80 acre working farm & more!
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.
A charming art gallery with over 200 formal exhibits and offers a gift shop that features even more artists.
Travel Thru Time at the Platte County Museum with fossils, Indian stone tools, Victorian clothing and more!
Fascinating exhibits on the history of Omaha, and amazing rotating exhibits on the cultures of the world!
A historical experience at the Mormon Trail Center, where you can re-live the lives of those part of the great "Mormon Migration"
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.
Described by the Miami Herald as a "splashy, brassy history museum that uses film, computer graphics, light and sound, life-size dioramas, re-enactors and classic cars to document over 150 years of transportation and communication across America." Th....
Visitors to the Pierce Historical Society Museum enter the complex through a new 3,000 square foot building. The main part of this large building is a virtual main street of of Pierce's past.
Immerse the family into 19th century life in Custer County. A historical experience for the family day out in Nebraska, with a fun recreation of a 1886 general store.
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!
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 antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on 19th- and ....
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 you're looking for things to do with kids in Nebras....
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, science and technological innovation.
Build, dance, play, climb, create, sing, and laugh at the Lincoln Children's Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. Here you can be whatever and wherever your imagination takes you! The Lincoln Children's Museum offers three floors and 45,500 square feet of ha....
Where children play to learn, and grown-ups learn to play! Great Fun for Children! Great Fun for Adults! Dont Miss the new exhibits at CMCN! The museum continues to feature these "hands on" educational exhibits which explore themes of growing, li....
A beautifully designed and interactive museum great for expanding the creative side.
A place to inspire play, exploration, and discovery for kids through interactive experience!
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!
BounceU Omaha is indoor inflatable fun with parties, bounce houses, slides, obstacles & parents night out!
A fun indoor play for kids in Nebraska, Funtastic is filled with bouncers, trampolines, and a toddler area for lots of kids fun!
Enjoy 5,000 sq ft of fun in Nebraska, with play maze, tunnels, ball pit, dress up, video games, birthday parties and more!
Rides, games, and karting for the whole family, with bumper boats and mini golf too! Family fun in North Platte!
Active kids and families - this is for you! With skating, roller hockey, dodgeball and indoor soccer, the Columbus Event Center is a day out for the active family in Nebraska.
An Omaha family entertainment center filled with great fun for active kids and their families. Skating, rock climbing, laser tag, bumper cars and even a roller coaster!
Great fun for active kids in Lincoln with go-karts, batting cages, adventure challenges, bowling, mini golf, water wars - and more! Phew!
Outdoor fun in Nebraska with over 2,000 acres of water fun to be had! From fishing, speed boating, and swimming....adventurous family fun, as well as the state ONLY lighthouse!
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 marked trails. These unique areas have been protected s....
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 garden spaces evolve through time. In the future, c....
Museum, Miocene mammal fossil displays, 12 minute movie about the fossil discoveries. The Cook Collection of American Indian artifacts, beautiful and noteworthy pieces of handcrafted items given to rancher James Cook and his family. Two walking trail....
Kids who visit the Missouri National Recreational River are in for a treat! Recreational activities abound here. They include hiking, fishing, canoeing, boating, and picnicking, just to name a few.
Rock Island Depot Railroad Museum explores life when trains were the fastest and classiest way to travel!
The Edgerton Explorit Center function is to instill and nurture the joy of scientific discovery and exploration through hands-on learning experiences. Named for Dr. Harold ""Doc"" Edgerton, Aurora native, inventor of flash photography, the strobe lig....
Immerse the family in authentic Americana at this fascinating museum that tells the story of the growth of the USA. With historic flying machines, old fashioned stores and the world's oldest Buick!
A unique center featuring African American Arts Exhibits, and where families can learn all about the rich cultural and heritage of jazz music!
32 fun bowling lanes in Hastings, Nebraska, which make for a fun family experience together!
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 Nebraska!
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, relaxing, and real country adventure at the Country Harvest Pumpkin Patch in Nebraska, with hayrack rides, jumping pillows, corn maze and prairie golf! Charming family day out fun.
The weird and the wonderful replica of the UK's Stonehenge, but with cars! Yes, it's Carhenge!
Charming farm fun in Nebraska City, with hiking, tree adventures, forest rides, seasonal activities, and great memories!
A nature and fishing inspired Nebraskan RV and camping getaway for the whole family, right near the shores of Lake McConaughy - and open March to December!
A quiet country setting for those failing heading out into the Nebraskan country for an RV experience together.