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Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha Botanical Gardens
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Omaha Botanical Gardens Events and Exhibits
Dinosaur UpROAR
Don't miss this life-sized adventure through the fauna and fearsome flora of Lauritzen Gardens that's fun for the whole family. Dinosaur UpROAR offers a realistic glimpse into the prehistoric world, allowing visitors to experience what life was like millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The indoor exhibit will feature 20 life-sized installations positioned throughout the garden, where massive creations by Guy Darrough and Lost World Studios will appear right at home nestled among plants that have survived through the ages and jungle-like landscapes.
Greater Omaha Orchid Society's Orchid Show and Sale
Don't miss the 2019 Greater Omaha Orchid Society’s 32nd Annual Orchid Show and Sale. Visitors will get the opportunity to see and prime specimens of these exotic plants up close and purchase a plant of their own.
The Great Paleo Panel
For those who can't get enough of dinosaurs (and who can?), Lauritzen Gardens will be hosting an evening with distinguished scientists working in various aspects of paleontology, the study of fossil animals and plants. This panel will feature paleobotanist Dr. Mackenzie Taylor, vertebrate paleontologist Dr. George Engelmann, paleoecologist Dr. Karen Chin, and paleobotanist Dr. Garland (Gary) Upchurch, who will discuss their respective work in paleontology and conduct an interactive Q&A session with attendees. $15, $10 for garden members. Pre-registration is required.
Art Exhibit: Botanical Wonders and Beyond by Marsha Senft
Marsha Senft explores the botanical world and beyond, hoping to bring the Earth's flora and fauna to life for you to enjoy.
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Omaha Botanical Gardens Educational Programs
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!
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
Summer Adventure Camps at Lauritzen Gardens provide an exciting and educational environment for children to explore science, nature and art in a 100-acre outdoor classroom and the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory. All-inclusive camps are offered in week-long, half-day and full-day formats, with certain camps available for purchase as single days. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN WITH MULTIPLE CAMP SPECIALS THROUGH FEBRUARY 28.
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