Are you counting down the days to Halloween?
Put your costume to good use this weekend at some of these events.
Here’s a big list of things happening in Omaha this weekend:
Join momaha for free Halloween bowling and a Mon-Stir bash at The V bowling alley near Oak View Mall on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. The free family-friendly event features one-hour of bowling for up to six people per lane (includes free shoe rental for children), complimentary pizza and refreshments, a haunted laser tag, photo booth, haunted house, Boo movie theater, trick or treat stations, costume contests and more.
Swing by the Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th St. Fun barn, ziplines, slides, climbing nets, 50-foot obstacle bounce house, hayrack ride, pirate cove, enchanted forest, haunted cave and spooky forest. Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission: $6. Information: www.bellevueberryfarm.com and 402-331-5500.
Visit Vala’s Pumpkin Patch for a day full of activities including The Amazing Arthur Show, ABC Dance, Flying Stunt Dog Show, The Pigtukey Derby Pig Races and more.
Head to Benson’s Boo Bash today from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Check out daily activities at the Omaha Children’s Museum’s Cobweb Castle.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear is at the Durham Museum.
The Shadow’s Edge, 3457 S. 84th St. (Mangelsen’s parking lot) is through Oct. 31. Hours: Dusk to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; dusk to 12:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission: $11, $6 on Mondays. Information: theshadowsedge.com.
Feeling nerdy? Head to Math Alive! at the Strategic Air and Space Museum. The math exhibit features what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics, and more – and creates interactive experiences to excite them about the subject.
Check out the Green Revolution Exhibit at Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue.
The “Things That Go” exhibit opened at the Omaha Children’s Museum.
“Robin Hood” is now showing at The Rose Theater through Sunday. The show is recommended for children ages 5 to 11. For tickets and show times, visitrosetheater.org.
Head to a fall craft event.
Check out Spooktacular at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance for $7 per person for zoo members or $8 for nonmembers. Children age 2 and younger are admitted free. Costumes are welcome. For tickets, visit Guest Services at the zoo or omahazoo.com.
Check out the Halloween event and kids craft projects at the Brass Pro Shop in Council Bluffs.
The 2013 Vala’s Monster Dash 5K is Saturday morning. Vala’s Pumpkin Patch in Gretna will host the race, which starts at 7:50 a.m. There will also be a costume contest and three-legged races. The 5K is $35. The Little Goblins Run for kids is $15. Race admission includes a day pass into the pumpkin patch.
For restaurants with free meals for the kids, check out our free kids meal list.
Read our really big list of Halloween things to do in Omaha, by clicking here.
Take your costume out for a test run this weekend at The Monster Mash on Sunday. The 5K and 1-mile event encourages participants to wear the costumes as they take to the course at Rockbrook Village, near 108th Street and West Center Road. There will be healthy snacks, not candy, available for free after the run, including Subway sandwiches and fruit. Kids can take advantage of the face painting and balloon artist at the event. Adults can sign up for $32 and kids can sign up for $17 online through Saturday.
Lauritzen Gardens will have its annual Ghoulish Garden Adventure Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Encourage your children to wear a costume to enjoy educational activities at the garden. Activity centers include: Raptor Recovery, Monster Mash, Spider’s Lair, Big Foot, Cookie Monster, Beastly Books, Ghost Town and Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt.
Start trick-or-treating early at Shadow Lake Towne Center on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Merchants participating as a treat station will display an owl in the store’s front window.
Buy your ticket for “A Christmas Carol”, which will be staged Nov. 22 through Dec. 23 at the Omaha Community Playhouse in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre.
Get your kids active in the Mudpies play group at Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue.
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