Omaha has been listed by Parenting magazine as one of the "Top 10 Best Places To Raise A Child". As you will see from exploring the links presented here Omaha offers a nurturing and stimulating environment for all ages of children from toddler to teen.  

The cultural scene is rich with art, dance, music and theatre — both performances and instruction. There are also many nationally recognized museums and other enjoyable educational attractions like an aquarium and zoo. 

Omaha (and Nebraska as a whole) is beautiful. This is a great place to watch your children discover the wonders of nature! This heartland offers many parks — both city and state — with plenty of hiking, biking, fishing, and lake and river fun. Horse stables offer riding lessons to budding equestrians. There is no end of things to do! 

Amusement parks and water parks are other realms of outdoor fun in Omaha and surrounding areas. The whole family can enjoy carnival rides, swimming pools, waterslides, go karts and miniature golf together. When autumn arrives you and your children can even enjoy picking out your own pumpkins! 

I am happy to be able to provide you with details about many of the opportunities Omaha has to offer young people. Enjoy browsing!

For Little Sprouts

Museums & Educational Attractions

Books For & About Babies -3 YearsBooks For & About Babies -3 Years

Askarben Aquarium  

Education for Toddlers & Pre-Schoolers

Durham Western Heritage Museum Games 

Li’l Sprouts—A Garden Program For You & Your ToddlerLi’l Sprouts—A Garden Program For You & Your Toddler

Fort Omaha 

Art, Dance & Music

Omaha Children’s MuseumOmaha Children’s Museum

Dance Classes At The Rose Performing Arts Theater 

Union Pacific Railroad Museum 

Intergeneration Orchestra Of OmahaDurham Western Heritage Museum

Joslyn Art Museum-Activities For Kids 

El Museo Latino
O! Public Art ProjectO! Public Art Project

General Crook House Museum 

Omaha School Of Music

Mormon Pioneer Cemetery 

The Rose Performing Arts Theater For Children & Families

Strategic Air & Space Museum


Heartland Performing Arts Academy


Mary Lorraine’s Dance Center--Lessons 

Birds Of Nebraska
Omaha Conservatory Of MusicFontenelle Nature Association
Omaha Symphony

Horseback Riding Lessons—Sharp Equestrian 

South Omaha Arts Institute—Dance Lessons 

Lauritzen Gardens—Summer Day Camp 

Drama, Theater & Movies

Mutual Of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom 

Elkhorn Community Theatre 

Nebraska Summer Camps  

Lofte Community Theater

Wildlife Safari 

Nebraska Association Of Community Theatres Directory 

Canoeing Rivers Guide
The Rose Performing Arts Theater For Children & Families

Horseback Riding Lessons--Miracle Hills Ranch And Stable

Theatre Arts Guild--Theatres Directory Lauritzen Gardens—Kid’s Classes And Activities @ Omaha Botanical Gardens
Omaha Performing Arts Center

Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Society—Just For Kids! 

Lozier IMAX 3D Theater

Nebraska Fishing 

Omaha Theater Company Drama Lessons For Young People

Fun Centers, Fun Parks & Water Parks

Teens ‘N Theater 

Boulder Creek Amusement Park—Miniature Golf & Batting Practice

Books & Poetry

Fun-Plex Water Park & Ride Park

The Ballerina Princess—Unusual Books For Children 

Tiny Town Village

Children’s Books On 

Family Fun Center 

Poetry Menu For Omaha & Lincoln 

Linoma Beach Water Park

Omaha Public Library 

Valma’s Pumpkin Patch—For October Fun
The Bookworm—Huge Children’s Book Section
Lauritzen Gardens—Story Hour @ Omaha Botanical Gardens

RWR Innovations—Personalized Books For Children 

Parks & The Zoo

Heartland Of America Park—Downtown Omaha 

Nebraska State Parks

Omaha’s Community Parks 

Omaha Trails For Running, Biking & Skating 

Nebraska Campground Maps 

Nebraska Trails 
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
The Station House At Sokol Park
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