Next week is spring break for students and most kids have already started eagerly planning their week-long escape from school routines. Make the most of the break from classes and enjoy some family-friendly fun right here in Lincoln. From educational outings to outdoor adventures, there is something for everyone to enjoy right in your own backyard. Here is a roundup of a few of our favorite activities to keep the level of fun high all week long: 

Spring Break Camps at University of Nebraska State Museum

Sign your kiddos up for a day of fun (and a little learning too!) at one of the Morrill Hall spring break day camps!  From the exploration of ancient animals to education about Nebraska’s most unusual creatures, these unique day camps provide a unique opportunity to engage your kids in nature and learning. And if the camps don’t align with your spring break schedule, you can still visit Morrill Hall’s public reopening on March 15.

Morrill Hall

Enjoy a Family-Friendly Performance

Baby Shark’s Big Broadwave Tour is making its way to the Lied Center for Performing Arts just in time for spring break!  Tickets are still available for you and your littlest littles to experience the heartwarming and interactive show.


Lied Center

Visit the Lincoln Children's Museum

Let your kids unleash their creativity at the Lincoln Children's Museum. With hands-on exhibits and imaginative play spaces, the museum encourages children to explore, learn and have fun. Or, if you are looking for something more on the structured side, be sure to check out some of the Lincoln Children’s Museum Imagination Workshops that will be taking place throughout spring break! From Stomp’n with Dinos to Color Science, the LCM has a perfect workshop for all of the little learners in your family.

Explore the Lincoln Children's Zoo

Kick off your spring break with a visit to the Lincoln Children's Zoo. With interactive exhibits, animal encounters and educational programs, the zoo offers a fun-filled day for the whole family. Don't miss the opportunity to feed the giraffes or marvel at the playful antics of the monkeys.

Lincoln Children's Zoo

Go on a Scavenger Hunt Downtown

Explore downtown Lincoln on a scavenger hunt adventure. Create a list of landmarks, statues and historical sites for your family to find, and see who can check off the most items by the end of the day. Need some inspiration? Contact the Lincoln Visitors Center for a few recommendations!

Discover History at the Nebraska State Capitol

Take a guided tour of the Nebraska State Capitol building and learn about the state's rich history and architecture. The Capitol's observation deck provides stunning views of the city skyline, making it the perfect photo op.

Nebraska State Capitol Ceiling

Picnic at Pioneers Park

Take advantage of the warmer temps this spring break!  Pack a picnic basket and head to Pioneers Park for a day of outdoor fun. With hiking trails, playgrounds and open green spaces, Pioneers Park offers plenty of opportunities for family-friendly activities like frisbee, kite flying and nature walks.

Pioneers Park Kids Running

Explore the LUX Murals


Why not immerse yourself in the beauty of spring by taking a leisurely stroll through the charming University Place neighborhood, exploring the vibrant EmergeLNK murals? Start by grabbing a map from the LUX Center for the Arts to guide you through these stunning artworks, which are not only popular photo backdrops but also in high demand for walking tours. After admiring the murals, treat yourself to something sweet from Gratitude Café and Bakery or the UNL Dairy Store!
LUX Center for the Arts Mural

Spring break in Lincoln offers endless opportunities for family bonding and adventure. Whether you're exploring the outdoors or discovering local attractions, be sure to make the most of this well-deserved break from school. With a little creativity and planning, your spring break in Lincoln is sure to be memorable for the whole family.