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Lauritzen Gardens - Omaha Botanical Gardens
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What to Know Before You Go
Plan your garden visit!
The garden is currently open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day).
Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory Closure
The Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory will be closed from May 13 through November 22 for an exciting two-phase project to enhance the indoor garden spaces and update the internal systems to the latest in technology. During the renovation, the woodland trail and J's Coffee will also be closed to the public. The conservatory will close again in January 2025 for the second phase of the project.
Frequently Asked Questions
A friendly guide to answer common questions about Omaha's public garden.
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: spiny bear's breeches, roses, coneflowers, hollyhocks, rudbeckia, and numerous other wildflowers.
Garden Games
It's GAME TIME and we invite you to come play with us! Bring the whole family to Lauritzen Gardens for a game-filled, summer adventure. Rediscover classic games, made new by a beautiful natural setting, and spend time having FUN playing in the outdoors. From croquet, to card games and from I-SPY® to giant chess, compete with your family and friends, connect with nature, boost your gaming skills, and make memories together in YOUR public garden! Included with paid garden admission or membership.
In the Gallery: From a Naturalist's Sketchbook to a Cathedral Window by Allison Borgschulte
Inspired by backyard forests and nearby nature centers of her youth, naturalist, storyteller, and artist Allison Borgschulte has created a captivating collection of works by observing the natural world. Using glass as a medium to utilize the transmission of light and brilliancy of the glass colors to enhance the beauty of her subjects, she hopes to capture the viewer’s interest as hers has been captured by nature.
In the Gallery: Nature in Motion by Cortney Christensen
A collection of photographic work focused on two major themes - the abstract qualities of flora in its environment, and macro images of insects interacting with flowers. These photographs don’t necessarily reflect what your eyes see in the moment, but instead give a sense of how plants, flowers and trees interact with the wind, water and other natural elements over time.
Concert by the Glee Handbell Choir of Japan
Lauritzen Gardens is pleased to welcome the Glee Handbell Choir from Meiji Gakuin Higashimurayama High School in Tokyo, Japan for a special concert at the garden. The indoor performance will be Friday, July 26 at 11 a.m. and is included with garden admission or membership. With a repertoire of classical and modern pieces (From Handel to Gershwin to Menken), the choir is recognized as a leading handbell choir in Japan and is stopping in Omaha on a multi-week tour of the United States!
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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
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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