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Indoor Play Areas

Thank you to Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park for sponsoring this guide!
Best Indoor Play Areas Omaha

We love to play outdoors! However, there are many months of the year where we are always looking for new places to explore INDOORS! The winter months can get LONG in Omaha and the summer months can get HOT! We have compiled a list of our favorite indoor play spots to escape the outside weather. There’s everything from active to creative in this list!

Thank you to Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park for sponsoring this guide. Looking for a great place for kids to play? Urban Air offers active play for kids of all ages! We love the indoor playground for the toddlers and the climbing wall, warrior course, and ropes course for the older kids! 

PLEASE NOTE – Check all days/times before going! We will be keeping this as up to date as possible. We wanted to include the days/times so that it is useful when you are looking for a specific day! 

If you have a favorite spot that we missed, let us know! We would love to add it to make this a resource for all Omaha families!

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park

indoor play

A trampoline and adventure park for all ages! The toddlers can enjoy the indoor playground and the trampolines! The bigger kids can enjoy the rock walls, trampolines, dodgeball, ropes course, and the warrior course! Need a location for your next birthday party? Look no further! The kids will love the variety of activities to participate in! 

Athletic Play

There are definitely days when we need to get out of the house and release some energy! These places below are perfect for letting the kids run and play. As a mother of toddlers, I love having specific toddler times to enjoy.

Approach Climbing Gym

Nebraska’s full service climbing gym! Ages 2 – adult! All abilities welcome! First time visitor orientation is required! Check out their website for more information.

4923 So. 72nd St., Omaha, NE 68127

Defy Gravity

Trampolines, warrior course, lazer maze, climbing wall, and toddler time!

Toddler Time: Fridays 10am-2pm

10421 Portal Rd, La Vista, NE 68128

Go! Kids Gym

Offers tumbling and open gym hours! A safe place for kids to play, learn, and explore!

OPEN PLAY (up to age 8): Mon. – Fri.:  9:00am – Noon, Tues. & Thurs. afternoons: 1:00pm – 2:45pm, Sat. & Sun:  9:00am-10:30am
Price is $9 per child, 2 and Under with a paying sibling FREEEE

4223 S. 120 Street, Omaha, NE 68137

Jumpin’ Jax Bounce and Party Center

Bounce house inflatables. Double check open play times on the website.

Open Jump: Mondays 10 am to 12:30 am and 5 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday:  4 pm to 7 pm, Wednesday: 4 pm to 7 pm, Thursday: 5 pm to 7 pm, Friday: 5 pm  to 6:30 pm, Saturday: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Sunday: 2 pm to 4 pm

1712 Charleston Dr, Papillion, NE 68133

Kids Body Shop

Offers gymnastics, swimming, open gym, and more! 

Open Gym: 6yrs and younger

Thursdays & Fridays: 10:30 am- 12:00 pm
 $4/Current KiDS body shop student
 $6/Non-Student
 $2/Adult/Child(ren) under 1 yr.*

1219 North Monroe, Papillion, NE 68046

Kids Warrior Gym

Courses are designed for kids ages 4 – 12. They offer weekly classes (instructor led) and open gym times!

18039 R Plaza, Omaha, NE 68135 

Open Gym: Monday- Friday 3pm-8pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, and Sunday 9am-8pm

16821 Blondo Street, Omaha, NE 68116

Open Gym: Monday and Wednesday: 7:00pm-8:00pm, Tuesday: 4:00pm-6:00, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Thursday: 6:00pm-8:00pm, Friday: 12:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday: 9:00am-10:00am-8:00pm-9:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am-12:00pm-2:00pm-4:00pm

The Mark

Bowling, arcade, and lazer tag! 

20902 Cumberland Dr, Elkhorn, NE 68022

Metro Stars Gymnastics

Gymnastic classes for boys and girls, tumbling/trampoline, and open gym times!

12305 Cary Circle, Suite 11, La Vista, NE 68128 (LA VISTA)

Preschool Open Gym (walking – 6 yrs): Friday 10am

Open Gym (all ages): Friday 7:15pm

3706 S. 203rd Plaza, Omaha, NE 68130 (ELKORN)

Preschool Open Gym (walking – 6 yrs): Tuesday/Friday 11am-12pm, Thursday 10am-11am

Open Gym (all ages): Friday/Saturday 7:15pm-8:45pm

PE 101 Kids Gym

Fun active equipment for ages 1-9 including; foam pit/zipline, gymnastic mat, and a court! Daily open gym hours!

Open Gym: Monday-Friday 8:15-11:15 and 1pm-4pm, Saturday/Sunday 8am-10:30am

2920 N. 118TH Circle, Suite 106, Omaha, NE 68164

Pump It Up

Bounce house inflatables. Double check open jump times on the website.

Open Jump: Monday – Friday 10am-11:30am, Saturday 12:40-1:30, Sunday (check times)

960 S 72nd St, Omaha, NE 68114

Sempeck’s Bowling

Bowling, mini bowling, and lazer tag!

3375 Oak View Dr, Omaha, NE 68144

Sky Zone

Trampoline park, open gym and toddler time available.

Toddler Time: Fridays 10am-12pm

4215 S 133rd St, Omaha, NE 68137

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park

Trampolines, Indoor Playground, Warrior Courses, Climbing wall, and more!

Open Gym: Monday – Thursday: 4PM to 8PM, Friday: 4PM to 11PM, Saturday: 10AM to 11PM, Sunday: 11AM to 8PM

Jumperoo: (5 and under) Tuesday & Friday: 10AM to 12PM  (not available on School Holidays or Summer)

15364 Weir St, Omaha, NE 68137

Creative Space

We love trying out new spaces around Omaha. Especially when they offer a creative play space that encourages minds to explore, create, and learn.

Do Space

Littles Lab (3-5yr): Tuesday & Saturday 9:30-10:15am (must register) (Designed to teach toddlers introductory technology skills) Room is open for free play during other times.

Kid Coders (6-12yr): Tuesday 5pm-6pm (must register)

7205 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68114

Kaneko

Free and open to the public. Take advantage of this amazing creative space to teach our children about exploring the creative process. Check out their website for information about events and exhibits.

1111 Jones St, Omaha, NE 68102

Joslyn Art Museum

Art Works : Free and open during business hours! Interactive area for kids of all ages! Nine hands on stations to encourage creativity and a unique way to experience the visual arts! 

Story time:  Tuesdays @ 10:30 am 

  • January 16 – Pets
  • February 20 – Word/Play
  • March 20 – Fables

After story time, make sure to check out the Art Works room!

2200 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68102

Great for Toddlers

As a stay at home mom and/or a work at home mom, there are days that you need to get out of the house! We are lucky to have so many safe places to let toddlers run, play, create, and socialize.

Fat Brain Toys

Toddler Tuesday at Fat Brain Toys is 10:30-11:30. The theme is always changing! Make sure to check out their Omaha website for the most updated information and class dates/times.

Fontenelle Forest

Mud Pies – For ages 5 and younger with a parent. Each week, a natural science topic is explored through station-based activities, free play, and a guided walk(weather permitting). Kids can also enjoy the indoor playground in the nature center.

Days/Hours : Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 11:30am during the school year (except certain holidays)

1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005

Joslyn Art Museum

Art Works : Free and open during business hours! Interactive area for kids of all ages! Nine hands on stations to encourage creativity and a unique way to experience the visual arts! 

Story time:  Tuesdays @ 10:30 am 

  • January 16 – Pets
  • February 20 – Word/Play
  • March 20 – Fables

After story time, make sure to check out the Art Works room!

2200 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68102

Romp n’ Roll

For ages 3months to 5 years, there are a lot of different classes to enjoy. Active play, music, art, science, sports, and more.

Open Gym: Monday-Friday 2pm-4pm, Wednesday 6:30pm, Friday 6pm, Sunday 9:30am

6720 S 178th Street , Omaha, NE 68135

The Wonder Nook

Offer a variety of creative classes for you and your kids! Everything from open play, cooking, Spanish, science, crafts, and more! Check out their weekly schedule on their website!

10806 Prairie Hills Dr, Omaha, NE 68144

Oakview Mall

Toddler Play Area – soft areas to climb!

3420 Oak View Dr (in Oakview Mall), Omaha, NE 68144

Westwoods Mall

Toddler Play Area – soft areas to climb!

10000 California St (Upper Level East near Dick’s & JCPenney), Omaha, NE 68114

 

Museums & Zoo

When the weather is bad, the kids and I love taking advantage of our great museums in Omaha! Our museums do a great job of having kid related activities or stations, plus mom or dad can check out the latest new exhibit too!

The Durham Museum

The kids love strolling through the train cars from the 1940’s and 50’s. Check out the old Steam Engine up close! The model train exhibit is sure to entertain the kids! Check the website for the current exhibits! 

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108

Henry Doorly Zoo

We all love the zoo when the weather is nice. Do you ever go when the weather isn’t nice? We love it! There are so many indoor options at our zoo. The aquarium, the jungle, the dessert dome, the theater, and so much more! Don’t count the zoo out when the weather isn’t 75 and sunny!

3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107

Joslyn Art Museum

Art Works : Free and open during business hours! Interactive area for kids of all ages! Nine hands on stations to encourage creativity and a unique way to experience the visual arts! 

Story time:  Tuesdays @ 10:30 am 

  • January 16 – Pets
  • February 20 – Word/Play
  • March 20 – Fables

After story time, make sure to check out the Art Works room!

2200 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha Children’s Museum

Get out of the heat or cold and enjoy all the exhibits the Children’s Museum has to offer!

500 S 20th St, Omaha, NE 68102

Strategic Air & Command Space Museum

Check out the Children’s Learning Center to explore and learn about technology, science, physics of air, and space travel! Bonus, the kids love seeing all of the aircraft housed inside! 

28210 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003

Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Open: Free Admission
Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kids love learning about trains! There are a few hands on activities for the kids to enjoy!

200 Pearl St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

 

Arcade 

Looking for a place to eat and have fun too! We have a few options around the Omaha area! Fun for the whole family! 

Amazing Pizza Machine

Rides, games, and food! Fun for all ages!

13955 S Plaza, Omaha, NE 68137

Dave and Busters

Games, prizes, and food!

2502 S 133rd Plaza Ste 111, Omaha, NE 68144

Family Fun Center XL

Arcade, buffet, lazertag, glow golf, paintball, soccer mini-golf, lazer maze, rock wall, foot pool, billards, and more! 

10765 M St, Omaha, NE 68127

Papio Fun Park

Go carts, minature golf, lazertag, arcade, space ball, and more! 

210 E Lincoln St, Papillion, NE 68046

Indoor Playgrounds

We love going to the playground! When it is too cold or too hot, these are our favorite indoor playgrounds around Omaha!

 

Backyard Playworld

Plan your next playdate at Backyard Playworld. The kids get to play on all the playground equipment indoors!

Open Play: Monday – Friday during business hours

14525 Industrial Rd, Omaha, NE 68144

Eugene Mahoney State Park

Indoor activity center for the kids to enjoy (large indoor playground).

Open times (Winter Season) Monday, Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m; closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

28500 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003

Fontenelle Forest

Mud Pies – For ages 5 and younger with a parent. Each week, a natural science topic is explored through station-based activities, free play, and a guided walk(weather permitting). Kids can also enjoy the indoor playground in the nature center.

Days/Hours : Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 11:30am during the school year (except certain holidays)

1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park

Tramplines, warrior course, indoor playground, ropes course, and climbing wall! Toddler times available!

Open Gym: Monday – Thursday: 4PM to 8PM, Friday: 4PM to 11PM, Saturday: 10AM to 11PM, Sunday: 11AM to 8PM

Jumperoo: (5 and under) Tuesday & Friday: 10AM to 12PM  (not available on School Holidays or Summer)

15364 Weir St, Omaha, NE 68137

 

Ice & Roller Rinks

Skating on ice or the roller rink is always a good time! 

Eugene Mahoney Ice Skating Pavillon

Open: During Activity Center Business Hours Mon, Thurs & Friday 4 – 8 PM Saturday 11 AM – 8 PM Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM

CALL AHEAD FOR ICE CONDITIONS 944-2523 EXTENSION 7122

TOBOGGAN RUNS – WEATHER PERMITTING Sledding runs and restrooms available daily, 8 AM – 10 PM Bring your own equipment (Snowboarding Not Allowed) Located at the lower level of Sapp Riverview Lodge

Motto McLean Ice Arena

Family Skate 
Sundays, January 7, 14, 21, & 28 3:00-5:30 pm
Sundays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25 3:00-5:30 pm
$10  for family of 4
$3 for additional person
Price includes: admission, skate rentals and orange drink or lemonade 
 
Come Skate with Bobby
Pre-school kids and parents!
Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to skate with a Bobby!  
January 4, 11, 18, & 25
February 1, 8 & 15
Skate rental only $1.00
Adult admission $4.00
5 years and younger- FREE
 

Skate Daze

Tot’s Time: Tuesday – Friday 11am – 3p $6, Sunday -Family, Fun & Fitness skate 1pm-6pm $8

Skate City

Tiny Tot Skate Wednesday 10:00-11:30am  2-6 yr olds   $4.00  (includes skates if needed and a snack)

• Family Discount Night (Wednesday)   6-8pm  $2.50 Admission

 

 

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