Kids Activities in Council Bluffs

$25 for a Creative Clay, Glass, Canvas, or Pottery Experience for Two at It's Yours Pottery ($46 Value)

It's Yours Pottery

West Omaha

$46 $25

Visitors can indulge their artistic side by learning the basics of clay work, glass fusion, canvas art, or pottery painting

Four Lazer Tag and Lazer Maze Games or Seven Games of Lazer Tag at Family Fun Center XL (Up to 59% Off)

Family Fun Center XL

South Central Omaha

$35.93 $15

(30)

Guests fire lasers in three-level arena or carefully make their way through the high-tech web-like Lazer Maze

$19 for a One-Hour Jump Session Including SkySocks for Two at Sky Zone Omaha ($32 Value)

Sky Zone Omaha

Millard

$32 $19

Wall-to-wall trampolines, a basketball hoop, and a foam pit provide endless opportunities for all ages to have fun and burn off energy

"Walking with Dinosaurs" at CenturyLink Center on November 5 at 3:30 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

Walking With Dinosaurs

CenturyLink Center

$53.40 $29.85

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With this exclusive pre-sale see realistic, life-sized dinosaurs roam the stage in a heart-pumping, educational spectacle for ages 3+

Camp for One or Two or a Season Pass for One at Pump It Up of Omaha (Up to 51% Off)

Pump It Up of Omaha

Central Omaha

$50 $25

High-energy, fast-paced themed camps include numerous activities and crafts for kids; season pass grants holder jump access all summer

Mini Golf, Batting Cages and Rock Climbing at Boulder Creek Amusement Park (Up to 50% Off)

Boulder Creek Amusement Park

Millard

$20 $11

Visitors to the family fun center can enjoy mini golf, batting cages, a climbing wall, and more

Two-Hour Sunset Paddleboard Tour for Two or Four at Driftwood Paddle Adventures (Up to 51% Off)

Driftwood Paddle Adventures

Omaha

$70 $35

Explore the waters of Lake Zorinsky aboard a standup paddleboard during guided sunset tour

Two Hours of Bowling with Shoes for Two or Four at North Bowl (Up to 50% Off)

North Bowl

Florence

$26 $14

Pairs or foursomes lace up their rental shoes and bowl for two hours

Two Hours of Bowling, Shoe Rentals, Pizza, and Beer or Soda for Up to Four or Six at Chop's Bowl (Up to 55% Off)

Chop's Bowl

13th & Vinton Sreet

$65 $29

Bowlers fit games into a two-hour period that will also see them chowing down on a large pizza and sipping domestic beer or soda

One-Hour Bowling Package for Two or Two-Hour Family Package for Up to Six at Mockingbird Lanes (Up to 52% Off)

Mockingbird Lanes

Omaha

$41.86 $20

Packages inlcude shoe rentals and pizzas from the Laneside Diner

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Throughout the week, Thunderbowl puts its signature twist on the classic game of bowling with a lineup of themed leagues and events. Orchestrated by the alley's staff, the league roster includes the Golden Agers senior league, the Ladies Night Out league, and the Have-A-Ball league, which comprises teams of one adult and one child. Events include a carnival day held in August, which includes revelry and a chance to win prizes. At Thunderbowl's snack bar, the kitchen crew fuels bowlers to prevent them from hiding marshmallows in the finger-holes of their bowling balls by crafting specialty burgers, pizzas, and sandwiches such as a patty melt with grilled onions and a chicken philly.

1900 Madison Ave
Council Bluffs,
IA
US

The shifting seasons bring beauty and bounty to Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard, from the baby buds and bursting petals of spring to the branches heavy with peaches, apricots, cherries, and apples during summer and autumn. In 1994, the Ditmars family laid 300 trees into the ground as a family project, but slowly expanded their hobby into a full-time orchard, now cultivating almost 4,000 trees.

In the summer, fat juicy strawberries nestle in rows ready to be picked, and in fall, fields overflow with acres of bulbous orange pumpkins ready to become jack-o’-lanterns or a horseman’s fancy new hat. Amid fiery foliage and crisp autumn air, families adventure through the onsite corn maze and attend fun fall festivals that feature face painting and hayrides. Kids can clamber over tractor tires and whoosh down slides in the orchard’s large playground. Guests reenergize at the country kitchen, where lunch selections include apple cider, frozen fruit pies, and fresh-made chicken-salad sandwiches, as well as native Iowa wines available by the bottle or glass.

19475 225th St.
Council Bluffs,
IA
US

During BounceU's parties, kids bound through inflatable play structures—and occasionally glow in the dark. At the center's Cosmic bounce parties, the main lights are replaced by special-effects lighting, which coaxes light from glow-in-the-dark accessories. The center's new location, in operation since May 2013, complements its shindigs with open-play sessions and more structured classes, appropriate for kids aged 2 and older.

11144 Q St.
Omaha,
NE
US

When it opened in the late 1970s, Fun Plex enticed patrons with a single go-kart track. Since then, the park has accumulated a wealth of attractions, including a tilt-a-whirl, bumper boats, and Nebraska's only roller coaster. Kiddie Land accommodates youngsters with a mini coaster and express train; Wet & Wild Water Park soaks visitors with a lazy river, kiddie pool, and two five-story water slides every summer.

7003 Q St.
Omaha,
NE
US

When Joslyn Art Museum opened in 1931, more than 25,000 people lined up to see the exhibits. It had taken three years of construction and $3 million to create the splendid art-deco building, which was inlaid with more than 38 types of marble imported from around the world. The force behind this enormous effort was philanthropist Sarah Joslyn, who had the building built in honor of her late husband. But instead of standing front and center, Sarah quietly mixed in with the crowd. "I am just one of the public," she said to people who recognized her.

Sarah truly viewed the museum as a gift to the people of Omaha. With the 58,000-square-foot addition of the Walter & Suzanne Scott Pavilion, a sculpture garden, and other enhancements, the museum has grown with time. Visitors today find more than 11,000 works of art inside, with collections and exhibitions that include pieces of ancient Greek pottery, Renaissance and Baroque paintings by Titian and El Greco, and Impressionist works by Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Claude Monet.

After admiring the peasant portraiture of 19th-century French realist Jules Breton, guests can cartwheel over to a collection of 18th- and 19th-century American artwork, which includes portraits by James Peale and landscape images by Thomas Cole. Pieces from the 20th century from artists such as Grant Wood transition visitors into viewings of more contemporary works or attempts to find a 3-D Magic Eye picture in Jackson Pollock's Galaxy.

2200 Dodge St
Omaha,
NE
US

Otte Golf and Family Fun Center is a perennial fixture in Golf Range Magazine’s list of the country’s Top 100 Golf Ranges. Its 300-yard driving range houses more than 50 stalls—guests can choose between grass and mat hitting surfaces—set under high-powered lights that keep the target greens illuminated at night. The range provides a venue for independent practice or preparation for rounds on the center's 18-hole executive course, a circuit of par-threes and fours that takes a convenient 2.5 hours to complete, which gives golfers more time to trick out the vintage golf carts in their garages.

A lighthouse stands sentry over the 18-hole miniature golf course, where guests advance through flowerbeds, willow trees, and tidy rows of shrubs and hedges. Those interested in striking balls that aren't placed on tees or the noses of their best friends can visit one of nine batting cages, where pitching machines dispense a steady stream of baseballs and softballs at various speeds.

7052 Dodge St
Omaha,
NE
US