Pumpkin Festival 2016: Oct. 1-30, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.
Slow down and savor the season with us on our friendly family farm! We offer a full-slate of pumpkin patch activities, food and shopping with a relaxed, family farm atmosphere. There's fun for the whole family and a wide array of autumn produce grown right here on the farm -- Heirloom pumpkins and squash in many colors, Jack-O-Lantern and pie pumpkins, and both large hardshell and small decorative gourds. Activities include hay rides to the U-pick patch, a corn box, hay climb, farm-themed play areas, farm animals (horses, cows, goats & chickens), nature trails, agricultural exhibits, a large gift & antique shop, yummy food served in our Schoolhouse Cafe, and more!
See our website for complete schedule of events. $6/person, free for ages 2 & under. (less)... Read more
Bring your little ghouls and goblins to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for Spooktacular. Join in the fun on October 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29, 2017, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance for $8.95 per person for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or $9.95 per person for non-members online or at Guest Services. Children 2 and under are free. Help us stay green by bringing your own trick-or-treat bag to fill with candy and other goodies.
When the sun goes down, what happens at the Zoo? Visit the Lied Jungle to see free-flying bats or stop by Kingdoms of the Night to see nocturnal animals during their daylight cycle. The evening includes admission to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium after-hours, trick-or-treating and fun interactive activities. Get up close and personal with different Animal Ambassadors, special animals used for educating visitors, and enjoy balloon-twisted figurines from Omaha balloon artists. Meet your favorite characters for a fun photo opportunity at Storybook Lane. Come to Spooktacular, and get ready for a candy-munchin, moon-howlin good time.
Spooktacular event tickets do not include general Zoo admission since this event occurs after regular Zoo operating hours. Event is rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Exhibits open for Spooktacular include: Lied Jungle, Kingdoms of the Night, Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium, and Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion. (less)... Read more
Great Hall-oween Haunt Tuesday, October 24, 5-8pm Join us for the annual Great Hall-oween Haunt for a spook-tacularly good time! Come in costume and trick or treat with historical figures throughout the museum, Craft with Mangelsen's and take a tour of the Haunted Train...if you dare. Afterwards stop by the Swanson "Ghoulery" for a frightfully good time playing ghostly games such as Boo Bowling, Witch Hat Toss, and Frankenstein Operation. Visit the Mad Scientist to discover what ghoulish odds and ends he has in his lab, and have a "blast" learning about science principles with Dr. Oxygen. End the night with a performance by UNO's The Moving Company and a costume parade. (less)... Read more
Visit Vala's for some good, wholesome fall family fun on the farm, for kids of all ages. Over our 30 years of operation, an annual trip to Vala's Pumpkin Patch has become a tradition for many families. Our fall festival features 50+ attractions, including a hayrack ride out to the pumpkin field, live entertainment (pig races!), plus hand-dipped caramel apples, savory-sweet kettle corn and more.