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Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha Botanical Gardens
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What to Know Before You Go
Plan your garden visit!
Familiarize yourself with the guidelines we have in place so that you can have a meaningful experience in nature, while staying healthy and safe! 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 regarding our current operating procedures.
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.
Garden Map

Events and Exhibits
What's In Bloom?
Current highlights include: ornamental grasses, evergreens, barks, berries, and seed pods
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: The Time In Between by Paula Wallace
A collection of paintings (oil and watercolor) inspired by the natural environment: landscapes and cloudscapes from the transition times of seasons, and the birds we might see in the garden or in our own backyards during the late winter months.
In the Gallery: Someday is Now: Moments of Glory by Maureen Brase (Houchin)
A collection of photography that aims to show how landscapes, weather, and botanicals harmonize together. A wish for Mother Natureís healing peace and moments of glory to all. In her first exhibit in 30 years, Maureen Brase (Houchin) returns to art with excitement and trepidation to create a series of "imperfect captures" that evoke a feeling of place, fleeting time, and mood.
In the Gallery: Flora and Funga by Nicole Ousley Dittus
The details found in nature have always fascinated Nicole Ousley Dittus. She loves how the gills on the underside of a mushroom or the veins in a leaf are like a roadmap of how that foliage evolved. Trees and flowers provide a history of their development in stages; notches on a tree or a bud protruding from a stem, can be represented by a mere line or shape. In this exhibit, artistic license allows exaggeration so that the viewer can appreciate the fine details. Detailed repetition allows the viewer to take a trip through flora and fungi in a meditative way.
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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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