02.29.2012 / Things to do in Omaha in the Winter

Even when the winter is relatively mild, like it has been this winter, it can be hard to motivate yourself to venture out of the house in February and early March. To help you get out of the house, we have collected four great indoor things to do with family this winter!

"we have collected four great indoor things to do with family this winter!"

• Great Balls of Fire - Explore comets, asteroids and meteors in the Space Science Institute’s Great Balls of Fire exhibition at the Strategic Air and Space Museum! Visitors can save the Earth from an asteroid, or send an asteroid to your zip code and see what would happen!  Through May 6th at the Strategic Air and Space Museum.

• Wicked Plants – Visitors to the Spring Flower Show at Lauritzen Gardens will enter the ramshackle old greenhouse of Dr. Violet Mandrake, known around town as “The Mad Botanist.”  The show displays plants that can paralyze, strangulate, and cause derangement as highlighted in Amy Stewart's book "Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities.” Through May 13th at Lauritzen Gardens.

• To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum - To Live Forever at the Joslyn Museum explores the Egyptians’ beliefs about life, death, and the afterlife; the process of mummification; the conduct of a funeral; and the different types of tombs—answering questions at the core of the public’s fascination with ancient Egypt.  If you are fascinated with Egyptian art – or know someone who is – this is a must-see exhibit. Through June 3rd at the Joslyn.

• Hot Shops – When it’s hot (or not) Hot Shops is always open.  Hot Shops is an art center (approximately 92,000 square feet of space) consisting of art studios, showrooms and various gallery spaces, catering to the art community in and around the Omaha area. Visitors can view art or watch an artist work. Open 7 days a week. For hours, visit

Looking for something else? You can always go to for a full list of things to do in and around Omaha! Do you have any recommendations, if so, let us know at

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