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We are pleased to be able to welcome guests to enjoy the many wonders and benefits of nature. Please note that our hours, ticketing procedure, services and rules for visiting have changed to ensure the safety and health of our guests and staff. In planning your visit, please become familiar with the guidelines we have in place. It is only with the cooperation of our guests that we can succeed in our operations.   





The garden is currently open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The last entry each day is one hour before closing.   



In order to safely welcome guests, timed tickets are encouraged for admissions, though they are no longer required.   

Timed ticketing enables us to provide a contactless experience, to pace guest arrivals (reservations are done by arrival time), and regulate the attendance levels in the garden at any given time. Guests should make every effort to arrive during their designated time slot, as we may not be able to accommodate late arrivals. Tickets are non-refundable, but can be moved to another time slot in the event of inclement weather.   

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. << BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW  

Email confirmations will be sent to guests upon the completion of their purchase/reservation and they should show their online or printed receipt with a barcode to the front desk attendant upon arrival. Members are asked to present their membership card and photo ID along with their barcode.    



·         Members must be logged into the system in order to receive their discounts. If this is the first time that you have used the system since December 2020, please click register in the upper right-hand corner and register your account using the email that you have on file with the garden. After completing that process once, click sign-in (or verify that your email appears in the upper right) and then complete your ticket transaction or program reservation. Prices will show up on tickets/programs, but member discounts will be automatically applied in the cart. Registration and sign-in links are in the upper righthand corner at  


o    Please note: If you reserved tickets prior to December 15, the system was not fully integrated and you are not registered. Please register prior to trying to reserve your tickets, otherwise it will not connect to your membership record.  


·         Members are allotted the number of tickets based on their current membership level (i.e. Individual = 1, Dual = 2, Family = 2 adults + children under 18, Grandparent = 2 adults + grandchildren under 18) and should use the Member Adult and Member Child fields to reserve them. If you have a PLUS ONE membership level, you may reserve 1 ticket for a guest (adult or child) using the plus one field. Tickets for additional guests may be purchased by the member using the general admission prices and the regular adult and child fields. Members must show their current membership card and ID, along with their e-ticket(s)/printed ticket(s) to be admitted. Please note that membership benefits extend to the named cardholder(s) and are not transferrable.   


·         Membership transactions may be processed at the front desk with a credit card only. Members may also join or renew online, by phone (402) 346-4002, ext. 216, or by mail.  


·         If you have issues with this process, if member discounts are not populating, or if you do not know which email is on file with the garden, please contact us at (402) 346-4002, ext. 216 or ext. 201. 



·         The gift shop is open during the garden's operating hours.  

·         The ConAgra Café is currently open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is serving a limited menu.  

·           On Saturdays and Sundays, the tram runs every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On weekdays the tram runs at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m. The 50-minute tour is $5 per person and is $3 for garden members. Tickets may be reserved at the front desk upon check-in and are available on a first-come, first-served basis and all riders must wear masks while on the tram.   

·         Manual wheelchairs are available to loan on a first-come, first-served basis. ff 



Face masks are now optional for fully vaccinated visitors while at Lauritzen Gardens. For all guests over the age of five who are not vaccinated, we request that face masks be worn indoors and/or while riding the tram, per current CDC guidelines.  


Spaces are marked six feet apart for parties to wait to enter the visitor and education center. Timed ticketing has been designed to reduce the wait time of all guests.  

Protective barriers have been installed at the front desk.   

Hand sanitizing stations will be available for visitor use.   

Visitors are expected to follow CDC recommendations and practice social distancing, even outside, to avoid contact with other guests and garden staff.   

We have reduced touchpoints for guests and staff and have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting throughout the garden's buildings and grounds.  

Most of our outdoor pathways are wide and allow for two-way traffic and ample space between guests. Some paths may be noted as a one-way experience for the safety of all. The holiday show has been designed as a one-way route through our indoor gardens.  

We kindly ask that, in line with recommendations from the CDC, guests stay home if they are ill or think they may have been in contact with someone who is/was ill.   



Fortunately, we are able to safely reopen most of the garden for the enjoyment of our guests. The Japanese park is closed for a construction project to improve the guest experience and will reopen later this year.  




Our diverse schedule of adult and family programs has resumed. Slight modifications have been made to ensure the health and safety of all teachers and participants. Please note that future programs are subject to change or to cancellation. Click here to learn more about our educational offerings for adults or children/families.  



<< For additional questions, email or call (402) 346-4002, ext. 201/250.   

<< For membership questions, email or call (402) 346-4002, ext. 216.  


Not ready to visit yet? You can still enjoy the beauty of the garden via social media. Connect with us and enjoy updates on programs, events, and what's in bloom on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube  


Your support sustains the garden and helps us fulfill our mission. Help keep us growing by becoming a member or making a donation today!  



Please stay informed. Here are some links to resources that can provide more details on the unfolding of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our community and region:  

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services    

Community information from Nebraska Medicine  

Sarpy/Cass County Health Department  

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  

Pottawatamie County Health   

Iowa Department of Public Health  

Visit Omaha 

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