May 27, 2016

80+ Events In June For Families

June events in Omaha

The list for family-friendly June activities in Omaha is huge - and the best part is, so many summer events are FREE. Take a look at the list now and pin it for later, since I'll be adding throughout the month!   Out & About Storytime: Lawrence Youngman Park When: June 1, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Where: Lawrence Youngman Park, 192nd and West Dodge Road Cost: … [More...]

May 26, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend In Omaha


Memorial Day Weekend is a busy one in Omaha - Loessfest, great concerts, fun stuff for kids. It wasn't easy to recommend just three things to do this weekend, but here goes: Helicopter Day When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (helicopters descend at 10-11; helicopter rides from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Mad Scientist demo at 2 p.m.) Where: Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, 28210 West … [More...]

May 25, 2016

Omaha Zoo’s African Grasslands Preview

Construction continues on the African Grasslands project.

I had a sneak peek at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s newest addition: The African Grasslands. It opens to the public this weekend. This area of the zoo is huge - it’s 28 acres and is by far the largest project ever undertaken there. This is just the opening of Phase I and there's more to it than I had expected. You won't recognize the area that once housed the rhinos. What's about … [More...]

May 23, 2016

Expert Tips For Visiting Omaha’s Zoo


You need more than a day to fully explore the Omaha Zoo, whether it’s your first visit or your 100th. To make the most of your time, follow the advice of some zoo experts: Locals. I recruited Omaha and regional bloggers to join me in sharing the best tips with you.   When to visit Omaha’s zoo “We love going a few hours before closing because a lot of families have left for the … [More...]

May 18, 2016

Outdoor Events For The Weekend

Horses of Honor

With the weather they're predicting for the weekend, I just want to pick all the outdoor events in Omaha and send you to it. Alas, I only pick three things to do in Omaha each. Want more ideas? Check out this list of 90+ fun family events in Omaha for this month. Endangered Species … [More...]

May 18, 2016

Exploring Shoal Creek Living History Museum With Kids

Shoal Creek Living History Museum is a free historical park to explore in North Kansas City. It's so peaceful there!

My family and I recently found a place in Kansas City that’s all about wide open spaces and a quiet stroll, and history mixed with nature: Shoal Creek Living History Museum. We visited this new-to-us place during a super fun weekend trip and it was a welcome change from the go-go-go … [More...]