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Omaha Botanical Gardens Events and Exhibits
Lauritzen Gardens Gone Wild!
From posed to playful, you will encounter elephants, rabbits, hogs, hens, deer, frogs, bears and more as you explore the garden in a whole new way. Opportunities abound to interact with art, take memorable photos, and to learn about the natural habitats, interesting habits, and distinctive personalities of these awe-inspiring creatures created by nationally-acclaimed animal sculptor Dan Ostermiller.
Lithuanian Folk Wood Sculpture Carving
In celebration of Omaha’s Sister City of Šiauliai, Lithuania, Lauritzen Gardens will host a live demonstration of Lithuanian wood sculpture carving this summer. From August 12 through 28 gifted and acclaimed folk artist and wood carver Aurimus Šimkus of Kurtuvėnai, Lithuania will be onsite carving a traditional totem.
Guided Sculpture Stroll | Director's Dinner Gone Wild
Enjoy a gourmet boxed dinner and an exclusive walking tour of the garden, led by executive director Spencer Crews. Put on your most comfortable walking shoes and join us for this rare opportunity! Group size is limited to 10 people.
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.
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Omaha Botanical Gardens Educational Programs
Programs for Adults
Courses at the garden cover a wide variety of topics. From designing centerpieces, to making your own wreaths, or gaining valuable gardening techniques, there’s something for everyone.
Programs for Groups
Find out about the opportunities available for your group, class, or scouting troop to explore our 100-acre outdoor learning laboratory.
Programs for Children and Families
Register today for hands-on, educational programming that is sure to bring a smile to you and your child. Engaging classes and camps are available at the garden year-round.
Summer Camps
Summer Adventure Camps at Lauritzen Gardens provide an exciting and educational environment for children to explore science, nature and art in a 100-acre outdoor classroom. All-inclusive camps are offered in week-long, half-day and full-day formats with early check-in and extended checkout available.
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