Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily Get tickets
Slideshow image
    |    Calendar     |    Visit     |    About     |    Learn     |    Rent     |    Give     |    Join     |    Conservation     |    Antiques Show
Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha Botanical Gardens
Hours and Admission
Facebook    Twitter
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!
Frequently Asked Questions
A friendly guide to answer common questions regarding our current operating procedures.
Timed Ticketing
In order to expedite entry, all guests are encouraged to secure a ticket online for garden entry, but they are not required for daytime visits. To reserve daytime tickets, purchase your arrival timeslot using the link above. Timed tickets are required for Bright Nights events and may be reserved at
Garden Map

Events and Exhibits
What's In Bloom?
The winter garden is full of texture from ornamental grasses, barks, and seed pods. The Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory is bursting with lush, green foliage in the tropical house, while the floral display hall is full of colorful poinsettias.
Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea
Giant sculptures of sea life, made from marine debris collected on Oregon's beaches, graphically illustrate the tragedy of plastic pollution in our ocean and waterways. The epic exhibit includes a titanic triggerfish, a pair of grand penguins, and an 11-foot-long shark named Chompers! More than a set of eye-catching sculptures, these thought-provoking pieces are designed to inspire conversations about conservation and generate positive changes and behaviors towards the environment.
Name the Seahorse - VOTING IS OPEN
Lauritzen Gardens is the first exhibit location for the tiger tail seahorse and our community has the opportunity to give the sculpture its permanent name. The team at Washed Ashore has narrowed the submissions down to 5 finalists. Vote for your favorite today!
In the Gallery: Nebraska Habitat by Albert Rhea
To Albert Rhea, wildlife photography is magical because it takes him into a universe of vibrant colors, exquisite details and extraordinary patterns that can literally take your breath away. This is especially the case when capturing birds and butterflies, which provide an incredible variety of shapes and colors. This exhibit focuses on the vulnerability of wildlife species and their role as indicators of the health of various ecosystems.
Sandhill Crane Migration Bus Tour
THIS EXPERIENCE IS SOLD OUT. To be placed on a wait list, email your contact information to Journey along the Platte River Valley and experience hundreds of thousands of beautiful Sandhill cranes in their majestic migration. This is a must-see tour where you will enjoy one of nature’s treasures, and is also a great chance for unique birding and photography opportunities.
More Events
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
2023 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.
More Education
Comodo SSL