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Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha Botanical Gardens
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What to Know Before You Go
Plan your garden visit!
The garden currently opens daily at 9 a.m. (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day). Closing hours vary due to holiday events.
Frequently Asked Questions
A friendly guide to answer common questions about Omaha's public garden.
Advance Admission Tickets
In order to expedite garden entry, all guests are encouraged to secure an advance ticket online, but they are not required for daytime visits. Advance tickets are good for an entire day and guests may arrive at their convenience. Timed tickets are required for some special events, including our holiday light show, Bright Nights.
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Events and Exhibits
What's In Bloom?
Current highlights include: daffodils, early tulips, hyacinth, Siberian squill, bloodroot, magnolias, and Lenten rose. Jade vine, roses, bird of paradise, and more are of interest in the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory.
BRICKLIVE Brickosaurs
On display for the first time in the United States, experience BRICKLIVE Brickosaurs, an adventure of Jurassic scale at Omahaís Lauritzen Gardens. Starting January 13, 2024, marvel at 30 iconic dinosaur sculptures made from more than 1.5 million bricks and witness firsthand what it would have been like to come face-to-face with a herd of incredible reptiles, while discovering prehistoric plants in the gardenís collection. This dino-mite brick sculpture exhibit is included with garden admission and is FREE for garden members.
In the Gallery: Whispers in a Crowded Room by Buck Christensen
The photographs in this series of botanical portraits are inspired partly by the scientific tradition of botanical illustration, whose usual purpose is to provide a detailed depiction of species for identification, documentation, and discussion. Using a similar minimalist aesthetic as a framework, Buck Christensen's goal is to explore and highlight the amazing architecture that comprises natural botanical design and that often goes unnoticed by the naked eye, particularly the structures, patterns, colors, and textures during all phases of the plantís lifecycle.
Fun with Fossils: Stomp Chomp Roar at Lauritzen Gardens
From noon to 2 p.m., explore Stomp Chomp Roar's fossil cart and learn all about dinosaurs with Dinosaur Ranger Anthony and his friend Paleo. Then join us on the festival garden patio from 2 to 3 p.m. for an entertaining dinosaur show and prehistoric pep rally (weather permitting)! Included with paid garden admission, free for garden members.
Fun with Fossils: Stomp Chomp Roar at Lauritzen Gardens
From noon to 2 p.m., explore Stomp Chomp Roar's fossil cart and learn all about dinosaurs with Dinosaur Ranger Anthony and his friend Paleo. Then join us on the festival garden patio from 2 to 3 p.m. for an entertaining dinosaur show and prehistoric pep rally (weather permitting)! Included with paid garden admission, free for garden members.
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Educational Programs
Program and Events Guide
Get the latest dirt on upcoming, fun, nature-based programs, classes, and events for adults and children.
Programs for Adults
Courses at the garden cover a wide variety of topics. From floral design, to painting, to practicing wellness or learning about edible plants- Thereís something for everyone! REGISTER TODAY!
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
Find out what we're doing to provide a safe, healthy and fun summer learning experience for your child! Summer Adventure Camps at Lauritzen Gardens provide an exciting and educational environment for children to explore science, nature and art. All-inclusive camps are offered in week-long, full-day formats. SPACE IS LIMITED AND FILLING QUICKLY!
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