Family vacations in Omaha can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we've done all the preparation. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on traveling with children, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Omaha family vacations.
The Henry Doorly Zoo
Address: 3701 S. 10th St., Omaha, NE 68107
Hours: March 1 through October 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; November 1 through February 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; open year-round daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas
Price: Kids under 2 are free; children ages 3 through 11, $9; adults ages 12 and over, $13.50; seniors ages 62 and over, $12
Omaha's Old Market
Address: 1000 Howard St., Omaha, NE 68107
Hours: Open all year every day. Hours vary by type of business.
Address: 801 South 10th St., Omaha, NE 68108 (in the Old Market district)
Hours: Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday closed; (summer hours: June through August, the Durham is also open Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed major holidays
Price: Adults, $7 ; children ages 3 to 12, $5; seniors ages 62 and over $6
Address: 12703 Westport Parkway, La Vista, NE 68128
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: Free entry
Omaha Children's Museum
Address: 500 South 20th St., Omaha, NE 68102
Hours: From Memorial Day to Labor Day: Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, open until 8 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Winter hours: Tuesday through Friday, closes at 4 p.m. Closed on Mondays and major holidays.
Price: Kids under 2 free; kids ages 2 to 15, $8; adults, $8; adults ages 60 and over, $7
The Amazing Pizza Machine
Address: 13955 South Plaza, Omaha, NE 68137-2916
Hours: Monday through Friday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Price: The buffet price is your admission; adults, $8.79; kids ages 8 to 12, $5.49; kids ages 3 to 7, $4.99; kids under 3, free. All rides, games require the purchase of additional tickets.
Jazz On The Green In Turner Park
Who doesn't like music in an outdoor setting? Jazz on the Green in Turner Park in Omaha is a popular music venue for locals and family vacationers alike. The concert series is for jazz lovers who know a good saxophone when they hear one. Concertgoers bring their own chairs and blankets for lounging. Jazz groups featured are both local and from around the state.
Address: 3110 Farnam St., Omaha, NE 68131
Hours: Jazz on the Green runs from July 7 to August 11. It is held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m.
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