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What to Know Before You Go
NEW Local Requirements for Masks
As of January 12, 2022, in accordance with the Douglas County Health Department mandate, face masks are now required indoors (for guests ages 5+) at all times.
Conservatory Closure
Wondrous things are coming to the garden. Due to exhibit installation, the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory will be closed January 24 through 29, 2022.
Plan your garden visit!
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.
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.
Events and Exhibits
What's In Bloom?
The garden is full of seedpods, berries, and grasses that add interest to the late season landscape. The Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory is bursting with lush, green foliage in the tropical house.
Wonders Under Glass
We have only scratched the surface of understanding plants, but what we do know is WONDROUS! Through a series of glass art installations by Matthew Shrader of Shrader Art Glass, paper art installations by garden staff, and photography by Chris Helzer, guests will explore how a plant grows from a tiny seed to a beautiful bloom and learn about the beauty and fragility of nature. Find out what plants need to help them grow, how seeds move, and the role plants play in Nebraska's ecosystems.
Valentine's Day Dinner
Join us for an intimate Valentine's Day dinner. Reservations are now open.
Sandhill Crane Migration Bus Tour
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.
Girls' Day: Japanese Doll Exhibit
In honor of the Japanese celebration of Hinamatsuri, also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, discover a vast set of ornamental Imperial dolls, or hina-ningyo, representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period (A.D. 794 - 1185) on display.
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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 OPENS JANUARY 15. 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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