Summer Activities

Lincoln Children's Zoo

Lincoln has a wonderful zoo with an aviary, flamingos, red panda, camel, crocodiles and so much more.  You can take a tour on the train that circles the zoo, ride one of the miniature ponys, or grab a snack at the Safari cafe (don't forget to visit Leo the Lion!)

1222 S 27th
Lincoln, NE 68502

Open Daily
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(April 9 to October 19)

Visit information including ticket prices are available here

Lincoln Children's Museum

There is so much to do and see at the children's museum.  There is currently a happy healthy pets exhibit.  Let your children explore tiny town where there is a miniature Union Bank, HyVee, Sam & Louie's pizza, and the Lincoln Fire & Rescue firetruck to name some of the many exhibits.

1420 P Street
Lincoln NE, 68508

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9:30am-5pm
Wednesday: 9:30am-5pm
Thursday: 9:30am-7:30pm
Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Saturday: 9:30am-5pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Visit information including ticket pirces are available here

Saltdogs Baseball 

Enjoy a cold beverage and a hot dog, ice cream, or any of the delicious treats while watching our national past time- baseball!  

402 Line Drive Circle
Lincoln, NE 68508

Tickets and schedule

Art Activities

Lux Center for the Arts

The Lux Center has some great programs whether you are seeking out a fun time for a girl's night out, a date night, or you just want to learn a new art skill such as pottery, jewelry making, or an overall art sampler course. There are even classes for the kids (ages 5-9) or tweens (ages 10-13.)

2601 N 48th Street 
Lincoln, NE 68504

Paint Yourself Silly

Paint Yourself Silly has pottery available for you to paint as well as glass fusing.  Some of their events include Wine & Design, Pajama Night, and Friendly Fridays.  They have two locations in Lincoln- downtown and right near my office by Pioneers Boulevard.

4107 Pioneer Woods Drive
Suite #103
Lincoln, NE 68506

701 P Street
Suite #103
Lincoln, NE 

For further information about times and events, click here.

Corky Canvas

Looking for some new artwork for your new home?  Create some of your own while having a fun night out with your friends, date, or spouse. Your first Mimosa is free on Mimosa Mornings and Sangria on Sangria Sundays.

3700 South 9th Street, Suite C
Lincoln, NE 

Look at the projects here.

Art & Soul

Art & Soul offers art classes and cooking classes.  If do not want to create your own creations you can come shop and enjoy lunch or a drink in the lounge.

5740 Hidcote Drive
Lincoln, NE 68516

Strategic Air & Command Museum

The Strategic Air & Command Museum is interesting for all ages.  You can see aircraft and spacecraft exhibits as well as World War II exhibits.  Check out their website to see what the current exhibit is.

28210 W Park Hwy
Ashland, NE 68003

Museum Hours: 
Open 7 days a week

For ticket prices, click here.

Nearby Wineries

There are a number of nearby wineries that are fun to visit.  Most offer an opportunity to taste a selection of their wines and some offer a selction of small bites. Visiting the wineries allow you to see more of Nebraska and experience some new tastes.

You can find information about the wineries here.