Experience Gifts and Gift Ideas in Omaha- UPDATED OCT. 2023

If I’m missing anything, please comment below or message me!

YOUNGER KIDS (0-5 years)

Backyard Playworld– Price is $10/child on weekdays (1 year and up) and $14/child on weekend. Kids get to play on the play sets and trampolines.

Build a Bear– Build a custom teddy bear (or other animals and characters) and add tons of extras including clothing sets, accessories, etc. Base prices from $14 to $40 for stuffed animal without clothing or accessories.

Go Kids Gym– Monthly membership $35 for one child, plus $10/month for each additional child over 1 year of age. Winter membership $125 for one child, $25 for additional children over 1 year of age.

Jumpin’ Jax– $7/per child for an open bounce or buy jump session punch cards between $30-$125.

Pam Nelson Farm– One-day pass $10 online, $15 at the gate. Festival pass $15 online, $20 at the gate. Season passes $45.99 per person age 4 or older.

PE 101– Memberships are $195/child and additional children in the same family are $90/each (ages 1-8 for play). Single visits are $12/child and $9 for each additional sibling. Opens 7 day a week!

Scatter Joy Acres– Family annual pass for two adults and up to six children is $150/year. Two person annual pass is $125/year. Single person annual pass is $100/year. Single-day admission for ages 3-11 $10/person, ages 11 and older $15/person. Children under age 3 are free.

Yard Expressions– Specialty yard signs including birthday, holiday, graduation, and more. Prices start at $85.

OLDER KIDS (6-10 years)

Adventureland Tickets– Open May through October, weekends only at the beginning and end of the season, daily during the summer. One-day tickets $69.99, season passes starting at $109.99.

Altitude Trampoline Park– Individual monthly passes $10/month per person, $99/year, or individual day passes $11.99 for ages 6 and under, $19.99 ages 7 and older.

Amazing Pizza Machine– Various play, ride, and buffet packages starting at $27.99 for 90 minutes of play, up to $50.99 for all day play.

American Legacy Complex– Horse riding lessons, summer camps and birthday parties are available.

Bounce U– Individual visits are $10/per for kids 2+, toddlers from 12-23 months are $3, and adults are $3.

Crate Joy– Crate Joy has a directory of subscription-based services and boxes, ranging from infant to adult.

Dreamweaverzzz– Packages start at $185 for three guests, up to $565 for 12 guests. Delivery is an additional $30. Packages include setup and cleanup of supplies. Each setup includes tent, mattress/linens, pillow, blankets, decorative accents, bed tray, eye masks, and lantern/votive with more than 30 themes to choose from.

Half Pint Cooking Class– In home cooking classes for kids of all ages.

Raddish Kids Cooking Subscription– A subscription cooking club that delivers a box every month with recipes and cooking gadgets. Can choose from Cooking Club, Baking Club, or Global Eats Club. Memberships start at $27.99/month, $155.70/six months, or $287.40/year.

Skyzone– Pricing ranges between $10-$26 per child for each visit, depending on age and length of visit. Monthly passes $54.99, three month passes $74.99, or yearly passes $275.99 per child.

TimberNook of Omaha– Nature meets STEM as kids get outdoors to build and create with raw materials.

Urban Air– Pricing ranges between $12-$30 per child for each visit depending on ticket package or purchase memberships starting at $10/month.

TWEENS AND TEENS (11-15 years)

Axe ThrowingFlying Timber, Axe Games, and Craft Axe Throwing are all local options that start at $20 per person/hr. Minimum age at all three venues is 10 years old, including for observers only.

Big V’s Bubble Soccer– Starting at $130 for one hour of “hamster” ball racing or $120 water ball.

CPR Training– For anyone interested in eventually babysitting, gift a class in CPR training. Places include New View Training,  Red Cross, or the Nebraska Safety Council. New View Training’s CPR class is $45, Red Cross’s starts at $97, and Nebraska Safety Council’s class is $110. All three establishments also offer babysitting training courses.

Elkhorn Training Camp– Private sports lessons (baseball or softball) for $60-65 for 30 minutes. Five-pack lessons are $275 and 10-pack lessons are $500.  Batting cage memberships are $700 annually for one individual or $900 for a family.

Guitar Center– Electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar, and drum lessons in 30 to 60 minute increments. Prices vary by location and instructor.

Horseback Riding Lessons- There are several places that offer horseback riding lessons including Shady Lane Ranch, Quail Run Horse Centre, Olive Branch Equestrian, and Ponca Hills Farm. Lessons at Ponca Hills Farm are $60 per hour for a private lesson or $45 for a group lesson.

Ice Skating– Ice skating at Moylan Iceplex begin at $128 for 8 weekly lessons. Public skating is on Sunday afternoons and is $15 for the first hour, $10 for additional hours. Grover Ice Rink offers 6 weekly lessons for $120 and open skating for $6 for ages 12 and under or $8 for ages 13 and up. Skate rental is an additional $4.

Joe’s Karting– Indoor go-karts with packages ranging from $20-$50 plus a $5 daily fee or $10 annual fee. Must be 14+ unless a training course has been completed.

Limousine Rides– There are several places that offer this including Extreme Limousine, VIP Limo, and Metro Sedan & Limo. Prices vary based upon day, hours required, and vehicle.

Mad Cow Paintball– Rental packages $48 for three hours of play time or $21 for field entry if you’re bringing your own gear.

School of Rock– Music lessons in guitar, drums, vocals, keyboard, and more, starting at $275 to $400, depending on location and instructor. Lessons are available for ages 4 through adult.

Diventures– A two hour introductory class to scuba diving offered to ages 10 and up for $100. Children under age 10 may take a private lesson for an additional fee.

Sugar Coma Treats– This bakery offers parties unguided cookie decorating parties for $30 per person and guided cake decorating parties for $60 per person.

XP League– Esports sessions and coach-led practices for Overwatch, Rocket League, Fortnite, and Valorant beginning at $149 per month.

KIDS 16+

Big City Scavenger Hunt– Do a scavenger hunt with a group of friends starting at $18.56 each or purchase an annual family pass for up to six players for $114.27, which can be used on any of the 600 hunts nationwide.

Cooking Classes– Take a cooking class at Metro Community College , starting at $59 for a three hour lesson. Sur La Table, offers a variety of two hour baking and cooking classes starting at $89. Hy-Vee offers cooking classes for kids for just $10. The class is recommended for kids ages 4 to 10 and a parent is required to be present.

Discovery Flight– Learn airplane basics in a 30 minute session then take a 30 minute introductory flight with an instructor for $125. Gift certificates available.

Japanese Steakhouse– Enjoy a Japanese steakhouse-style meal. The most well-known in Omaha is Kobe Steakhouse; however, there’s also Genji.

Mount Crescent Skiing– Prices for group lessons start at $50 for ages 13 and older. Lessons are also available for 5-to-7 years old for $85 a session or $95 for 8-to-12 years old. One-day lift passes start at $18 for kids ages 6 to 12, $21.75 for ages 13 and older. Season passes start at $168 to $299 per individual. Equipment rental is available.

Escape Room– Omaha has several escape rooms to choose from. Locked Room Escape Room  has five escape rooms to choose from and costs $24.95 per person. Entrap Games has four rooms to choose from and costs $30 per person. Get Out Omaha has five rooms to choose from and costs $25 per person. Saturdays and Sundays have a four-person minimum. House of Conundrum has nine rooms to choose from, ranging from $25 to $28 per person, with a maximum fee of $105 for classic rooms.

Event Tickets– Check for events at CHI Health Center, Pinnacle Bank Arena, or any other events through TicketMaster.

Skydive LSPC– Book a tandem skydive for $199, a group of four to six for $180/person, or a group of seven or more for $171/person.


Afternoon Tea–  Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel offers periodic afternoon high tea experiences from $82 per person. High Tea Omaha does pop-up events throughout the city and can be booked for private events.

Auto Detailing– Gift the gift of auto detailing. Rad Wash, offers comprehensive at-home auto detailing from $345 for standard sized vehicles or $395 for third row/extended vehicles. Autofection offers interior detailing from $300.

The Backline– Improv classes are offered from $200 to $250 or see a comedy show for as little as $5.

Bed and Breakfast Stay– Book a nearby B&B including Oft’s Bed and Breakfast from $149 a night, Baker’s Bed and Breakfast from $105 a night, or Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast. from $169 a night or $264 with 18 holes of golf for two.

Build-Your-Own-Sushi Box– For $87, you get a sushi box and mat to create eight maki rolls. For an additional $30, a sushi knife will be included.

ClassPass Fitness MembershipGift a ClassPass fitness membership with credits that can be used at fitness classes across the nation. Passes start at $19/month for 8 credits up to $199 for 100 credits. Classes typically range from 3 to 7 credits each.

Comedy Show– Buy tickets to any upcoming comedy events at Funny Bone, The Backline, or The Blackstone Theater.

Corky Canvas– Book a painting or crafting session with friends from $25 for a small canvas to $70 for a large porch board. Wine starts at $5 a glass, beer starts at $4 a bottle, and there are additional offerings including mimosas, shots, and soda.

The Dinner Detective Murder/Mystery Dinner Show– A 3-hour experience including a four-course dinner and a murder mystery. The actors may actually people seated among your table and you try to solve the mystery. The costs is $65.95 + 10% for taxes for each person. A full bar is available at additional cost.

Dundee Candle Co– Pour your own candle at Dundee Candle Co. There are over 80 scents to choose from and prices begin at $25. They also offer similar packages for lotions, room sprays, sugar scrubs, reed diffusers, and more.

Excite Experiences– Guided one or multiple day bus tours in Omaha and beyond. One day tours start at $175/person.

Glacial Till Cider House and Tasting Room– Visit Glacial Till Cider House and Tasting room to enjoy their wines, ciders, and delicious food options. Check their website for special events at their vineyard too.

Helicopter Tour or Lesson in OmahaDo an introductory helicopter lesson from $325/hour or take a tour of Omaha, day or night, from $150 per seat.

Hillside Solutions Compost Club– Purchase a monthly or annual membership to be part of the compost club and have a place to drop off compost in return for rich soil to use. Standard monthly memberships are $8.99 or $107.88 annually. A 50% off teacher, student, military, and senior discount is available.

Scenic Wind Balloon Tours– Book a hot air balloon ride with Scenic Wind Balloon Tours. Flights are $315/person in the morning, $375/person in the afternoon or evening. Flights are available March through October.

House Cleaning– This is not a glamorous gift by any means, but there are some people who would love to have their house cleaned as a gift. Some companies in Omaha include Grace Cleaning, who offers a 3.5 hour custom clean for $197, Merry Maids, who offers a 3 hour cleaning for $195 or Pink Shoe Cleaning Crew, whose prices average $145 to $300, depending on the size of the home.

LASIK– I didn’t realize that it could be a good gift until someone recently mentioned it for their spouse, in which case, you can check out an article I did called I Consulted at 4 Popular LASIK Places and Here’s What I Thought.

The Laundry & Errand Lady– Perfect gift for getting caught on laundry and life or for life-changing events, such as a new baby, surgery, etc.

Massage– Some popular places include Sakoon Spa, Theta, Omaha Massage, or Crystal Body Revision.

Music Membership– To such services as Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify or Amazon Music.

Peloton– I’ve become a big fan of Peloton (thanks, Covid) and highly recommend the bike and the monthly membership, which starts at $12.99/month.

Running Race– For that runner in your family/friends, you can always pay their registration fee for a race. Destination races would be pretty cool, too. Find races on Running in the USA.

Soaring Wings Vineyard– Enjoy a wine tasting or purchase tickets to any one of their upcoming events.

Songfinch– Order a custom song for your significant other, family member, etc. For $199, their community of artists will turn your story and relationship into a custom song in seven days.

Subscription to Audible– Plans start at $7.95/month for a basic membership with podcasts and original audiobooks, $14.95/month for one Audible credit, or $22.95 for two Audible credits. Annual plans are also available. Great for those who travel, have long commutes, can’t read, or love to multi-task!

Subscription to Kindle Unlimited– For $11.99/month, you can gift unlimited access tons of ebooks.

Vino Mas Wine Club– With memberships starting at $28.99, you can get two to three bottles of wine delivered to their door each month. Membership also includes a free monthly in-store, a free glass of wine on their birthday, and discounts on additional bottles.

Virtual Escape Room– Connect with friends and family around the world to try to escape different themed rooms. A on-site host follows the directions of your team that’s gathered on Zoom. Prices begin at $75 for one hour.

Xtreme Xperience– Go for a high speed ride along or a solo drive on the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. Ride along experience is $79 or three solo laps for $249.


402 Collective– Lessons in music, art, and acting for all ages, starting at $40 for a single-session class.

88 Tactical Civilian Courses– Several types of courses geared at youth and adults ranging from outdoor survival to self defense.

The Adventure Challenge– Scratch off adventure books for different types of relationships (couples, families, friends, solo, etc.) with 50 adventures in each book. Books start at $34.99. Website also has scratch off calendars and adventure card decks available too.

Approach Rock Wall Climbing Gym– Single-day, monthly, or annual passes are offered for adults as well as kids. Gear is available for rent.

Arbor Day Farms Seasonal Activities- Activities ranging from wine tastings, dueling pianos, to family packages that includes kid activities. Overnight accommodations are available as well.

Arts For All A non-profit that offers arts for all ages including music, dance, visual arts, writing and more at very reasonable prices.

Bellevue Berry Farm– Tons of family themed events for Summer and Fall including Berry picking, pumpkin farm, and Ranch of Terror haunted house. Weekday admission is $10 and weekend admission is $17. Admission to the haunted house and haunted hayride is additional. Packages are available.

Cameo– Gift a personalized message/video from a favorite celebrity. Rates vary depending on celebrity.

Camp Experience- Gift them a Summer camp experience. Our kids have done Camp Rivercrest (and love it). There’s also YMCA Camp Kitaki and Nebraska 4-H.

Cone Park (Sioux City)– Have a blast down a 700 foot tubing hill for $10/person or enjoy outdoor ice skating for $5/person, just 1.5 hours away from Omaha.

Craft Experience– Purchase a class at a local craft studio including The MakeryCorky CanvasHeart and Soul, or That Pottery Place.

Creighton Athletics Tickets– Purchase tickets to see Creighton University basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, and softball.

Experience Crates– Subscribe to Experience Crates, a local Omaha company that ships memory-making experience ideas planned for families or dates. Prices start at $45 for one family crate or $55 for one date crate. Three, six, and 12 month subscriptions are available as well.

Floating Playground (Louisville State Recreation Area)Tickets are $18/adult or $13/children 12 and under for 90 minutes of play.

Fontenelle ForestAnnual memberships are $55 for an individual, $60 for two adults (from the same household), or $70 for a family pass.

Fun Plex Waterpark and Rides– A season pass is $149.95 per person and includes unlimited rides, go-karts, and waterpark. Single day passes are $34.99 for general admission. Children 2 and under are free.

Get Out Pass- For $99 annually, get a pass to try different activities around Omaha including mini golf, escape rooms, ax throwing, and more.

GiveAShare– Gift a stock in a favorite company, like Disney, Amazon, and more. Includes a shareholder ownership certificate.

GoldBelly– Ship favorite or specialty foods from across the country, such as cake from Carlo’s Bakery (Cake Boss) in NJ or a New York Deli Experience from Zabar’s in New York City.

Great Wolfe Lodge in KS–  Ideal for kids between ages 2 and 10. Rooms start at $159 a night and include a water park pass.

GoApe!Mahoney State Park is home to several treetop obstacle courses with ziplines and other activities for all ages. Treetop courses are $38 per person for a one-hour course or $60 for two-to-three hour course.

Henry Doorly ZooHousehold memberships to Omaha’s world-class zoo are $195/year. The zoo also offers Backstage Experiences, where you can have a close encounter with sea lions, giraffes, or the aquarium for $50/member or $65/nonmember.

Hot Shops Art Center– Gift the experience of learning a new creative skill such as glass blowing, pottery, drawing, metal forging, and more. See the Center’s calendar for the vast array of classes available.

Husker Athletics Tickets (UNL)– Purchase tickets to see Husker’s volleyball, gymnastics, basketball, and of course, football.

Jewish Community Center (JCC)– Purchase a membership for access to fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools, and many other family-oriented activities. Family memberships are $140/month plus a one-time activation fee of $199 and includes two adults and children under age 25.

Joslyn Art Museum– Family memberships are $60 and include two adults and all dependent children. The museum also offers art classes for all ages as well as a summer art camp.

Kimberly Creek Glamping– Located in Ashland, NE, just 20 minutes outside of Omaha. Go Glamping in one of eight different lodging options. Accommodations start at $125 a night for a small glamping “pod” to $515 a night for a cabin that sleeps eight.

Lauritzen Gardens– Annual family memberships are $80.25 and include two adults and all dependent children. There is also a variety of workshops offered, including watercolor, Bonsai, and more. Registration fees are discounted for members.

Let’s Go Putt– Indoor miniature golf with prehistoric, pirate, and medieval themes. Prices range from $6-$14 per person, depending age and whether golfing 18 or 36 holes.

Lifetime Fitness– Purchase a membership for a few months so kids can swim in the Winter or you can get a head start on your New Year’s resolution. Base price is $129/month for one adult plus $30/month for a Junior membership for kids 3 months to 13 years. Junior membership includes 2.5 hours of childcare daily.

Lincoln Children’s Museum– Family memberships start at $123/year and include two adults and all dependent children. One-day passes are available for $12-$15 and admission after 4 PM is half-off.

Lincoln Children’s Zoo– Family memberships are $129/year and include two adults and all dependent children. One-day tickets are $13-$15 per person.

LiteratiBook subscriptions for all ages starting at $9.95/month plus the cost of books you keep. A 5% discount is offered when all five books are kept.

(Kiewit) Luminarium– Family memberships are $250 and include two household adults, a caregiver, plus any dependent children. One-day tickets are available for $20-$25 and there are discounts available for teachers, students, military, and more. Discounted memberships are available if cost is a burden.

Mahoney State Park– There are tons of things to do here including the GoApe ropes course, indoor activity center, aquatic center, outdoor ice skating, rock climbing, pony rides, arts and crafts center, and more. Must have a valid park permit. Attractions are available at additional cost.

Magical Journeys Carriage Services– Old Market Carriage rides starting at $65/couple for 30 minutes. Longer rides and more riders available.

Marcus Theaters Private Viewing- Rent an entire movie theater for up to 20 people starting at $175. Locally that includes Village Pointe, Twin Creek, and Majestic Theaters.

Maverick Athletic Tickets (UNO)– Buy tickets to UNO’s sporting events including hockey, basketball, volleyball, and soccer.

Miracle Hills Top Tracer Range– Similar to Top Golf, this is a driving range experience with ball tracking and various game options. Pricing starts at $35 for an hour.

Nebraska State Park Pass– Annual vehicle permit is $31/vehicle and is good for all eight Nebraska State Parks. Hunting, fishing, and recreation passes are available at additional cost.

Omaha Conservatory of Music- Music and voice lessons for all ages, starting at $124/month for voice, guitar, winds, brass, and percussion, or $138/month for strings and piano.

Omaha Children’s Museum– Family memberships are $149/year and include two adults and up to six dependent children. One-day passes are $16/person and the last hour of the day is $7/person.

Omaha Symphony– Season tickets available in various packages, including masterworks, film scores, and family-friendly events at various price points. Individual tickets vary based on event and seat.

OpenDorse– Get a video shoutout, autograph, appearance, or more from your favorite college athlete or student athlete. Prices vary depending on athlete..

Prime Book Box Subscription– For $19.99/month, you get two to four books delivered to a child that loves to read. They offer boxes for ages 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Rockbook Camera Photography Classes– Classes starting at $39/person depending on the skill and instruction level. One-on-one sessions are available for $100/hour.

Rose Theater– Family memberships are $125 annually and include four tickets to each regular season show. Double family memberships are available for $250 and include eight tickets to each regular season show. Memberships include perks, like discounted premium show tickets, waived registration fees for classes, and more. Dance, set design, and acting classes are available for children ages 2 to 18, starting at $35/month.

SR Pumpkin and Flower Farm– Pick your own bouquet of flowers starting at $9 for kids ages 16 and under or $15 for adults. Buy a 5-visit punch card for $35 (16 and under) or $65 (adults). Price includes souvenir cup to hold flowers.

Staycation/Hotel– Plan a time with your family to stay at a hotel: swim in the pool, eat out, and visit all the things you wouldn’t typically visit. The Holiday Inn Downtown has an indoor waterpark that’s perfect for kids. Waterpark access is $20 for the first two guests and $20 for each additional guest thereafter.

Storyworth- 52 weekly writing prompts are emailed to a loved one and bound into a keepsake book at the end of the year. Writing prompts and bound book are included in the $99 fee.

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum– Annual family memberships are $80 and include two adults plus all dependent children under age 20. Membership includes access to special exhibits, one-day events, and more.

Tickets to Event via Omaha Performing Arts– Find tickets for a variety of performances at the Holland, Orpheum, and Tenaska Center for Arts Engagement. Prices vary by venue and event.

TreeRush Adventures– Wind your way through the tree rope course located at Fontenelle Forest for ages 4 and up. One-day tickets are $14-$59, depending upon age. Season passes are $299 for children 7-11 or $399 for ages 12 and older. Each season pass comes with a coupon code that’s good for 50% off up to 10 one-day tickets.

Top Golf– Book a driving range bay for two, starting at $109 for two hours, or purchase an membership, starting at $720 for an annual package for two.

Wildlife Safari– Annual memberships are $75 and include household or grandparent memberships. One-day passes are $10-$12, depending on age. Children 2 and under are free.

**Obviously these are my personal suggested age ranges for some of these activities and are fun for age groups outside what I recommend. I just didn’t want to put EVERYTHING in the “All Ages” category nor did I want to put duplicates in each age level, so as with everything in life use your best judgment!**



  1. Rock brook Camera offers photography classes for all experience levels- great for the budding photographer!
    Also- ice skating isn’t just great for olderer kids- my 5 year old is in lessons at Moylan and loves it!

    1. Hi Jairren,

      Thanks, I’ll get Rockbrook added! I did consider putting ice skating in both places (among several others), but I really want to focus on which age group made up the majority of the demographic. Otherwise, I could have put A LOT under the “All Ages” category which is not really helpful. Hopefully, that makes sense!

  2. Corky Canvas and Corky Boards was one of our most memorable date nights! So fun. They also have kids classes too. This would be a great addition to your list.

    1. Added to the Craft experience section under “All Ages”. Thanks!

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    Currently, we have an ADVENTure 25 Days of Christmas Crate, which includes 25 family activities to do each day of December leading up to Christmas, supplies and instructions included + free shipping. We are working on more Experience Crates that will be on the website soon (