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Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha Botanical Gardens
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What to Know Before You Go
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Familiarize yourself with the new guidelines we have in place so that you can have a meaningful experience in nature, while staying healthy and safe!
Frequently Asked Questions
A friendly guide to answer common questions regarding our current operating procedures.
An Important Note Regarding Garden Entry and Tram Service
Construction on our main sidewalk has finished! Trams are back to offering 50-minute, narrated tours of the garden and are $5, $3 for garden members.
Timed Ticketing
In order to expedite entry, all guests are encouraged to secure a ticket online for garden entry, but they are no longer required. Tickets are for an arrival time (there is not a limit to the length of your garden visit). Please reserve or purchase your arrival timeslot using the link above.
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Events and Exhibits
What's In Bloom?
The late summer garden is full of color with roses, goldenrod, partridge pea, and hydrangeas. The Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory is bursting with lush, green foliage in the tropical house, while the temperate house is seeing berries start on tropical yews and other specimens
StoryWalk® - Acorn to Oak Tree
Take a stroll along the spring flowering walk and get an up-close look at the life cycle of an oak tree- from tiny acorn to mighty tree. Following along with the story “Acorn to Oak Tree” by Elizabeth Neuenfeldt, your family can take part in some healthy, fun activities that fit the theme of the story and exercise your brain and body.
In the Gallery: Conservation Conversations by Shelby Prindaville
Shelby Prindaville is the Art Department Chair, Director of the Helen Levitt and Eppley Art Galleries, and Associate Professor of Art at Morningside University in Sioux City, Iowa. She is also President of the Board of Trustees for the Sioux City Art Center. Her studio practice combines her interests in the sciences and art. This exhibit features Prindaville’s ecologically-focused artwork, echoing the conservation connections and conversations that happen daily in Omaha's public garden.
All-European Show and Shine
See fine European cars and motorcycles staged against a lush background.
Leashes at Lauritzen
The garden has gone to the dogs! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds and enjoy the great outdoors together.
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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- There’s 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
2022 CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 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.
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