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Wednesday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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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's current hours are: MONDAY and TUESDAY from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and WEDNESDAY through SUNDAY from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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?
Current highlights include: irises, herbaceous peonies and intersectional peonies, baptisia, white fringe tree, allium, viburnums, blue star, shrub roses, mountain bluet, wisteria, and more!
In the Gallery: Beyond the Golden Garden Wall by Anthony Deon Brown
Anthony Deon paints surrealistic imagery in acrylic on canvas, predominantly occupied by an array of colorful subjects with simple, but intense color palettes. This show gives the viewer a sneak peek into what Deon sees when he closes his eyes, finding peace and tranquility in a place in his mind called "Garden of Dhya."
Glass in Flight 2 by Alex Heveri
Discover 16 life-like installations in a sculpture exhibit that showcases the beauty and importance of butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. See the iridescent exoskeletons and translucent wings of giant insects, made of steel frames and Dalle de Verre glass, and witness the interaction of sunlight and colored glass alongside the garden's plant collection. Don't miss this informative, engaging, and enchanting swarm of sculptures! Included with paid garden admission. FREE for garden members.
StoryWalk®: "The Life Cycle of a Butterfly"
Take a stroll through the arboretum and learn how butterflies transform from eggs to adults. Following along with the story “The Life Cycle of a Butterfly” by Colleen Sexton, your family can take part in some fun activities. StoryWalk® combines the love of reading with healthy, fun activities that fit the theme of the story to exercise your brain and body. Included with paid admission or membership.
In the Gallery: Landscapes by Reagan D. Pufall
Documenting landscapes has long been a reason for artists to explore their country. While focusing on the roads, fields, and vistas rather than on buildings or figures, Pufall’s photographs acknowledge the presence and influence of humanity. Through our control of fire, agriculture, and technology we have become a shaper of, rather than just a figure in the landscape.
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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
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.
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