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.
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<< GARDEN ETIQUETTE
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
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
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 https://www.lauritzengardens.org/tickets
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
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
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.
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<< For additional
call (402) 346-4002, ext. 201/250.
<< For membership
call (402) 346-4002, ext. 216.
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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
Centers for Disease Control
Pottawatamie County Health
Iowa Department of Public