Hopefully you’re staying warm during this cold snap. No matter how chilly it is, there are always some great events in Omaha this Janaury. Be sure to bundle up when you check out these events. From the Holiday Lights Festival to the Art of the Brick exhibit featuring everything LEGO, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month in Omaha.
Events in Omaha this January
Pajama Night at the UP Museum
When: January 5th, 2018
Where: Union Pacific Railroad Museum
200 Pearl Street
Council Bluffs, IA
Relax and enjoy after the busy holiday season… come explore the museum while wearing your pajamas! Learn about traveling in a sleeper car and enjoy activities, and check out the pajama parade at 6pm.
Holiday Lights Festival: Fireworks Spectacular
When: January 6th, 2018
Where: Gene Leahy Pedestrian Mall
14th and Farnam Streets
Rescheduled from New Year’s Eve due to weather. This last signature event of the 2017 Holiday Lights Festival will begin at the family-friendly hour of 7pm. The show will feature a mesmerizing display of fireworks designed by J&M Displays and choreographed to a special musical accompaniment broadcast on STAR 104.5.
Zoom into Nano
When: Now through January 7th, 2018
Where: Durham Museum
801 S. 10th Street
Advances in nanotechnology are likely to change the way we design and fabricate almost everything –from faster computers, to stain repellent clothes, to new medicines to treat diseases, and technologies that are beyond our imagination. Zoom Into Nanopresents a variety of large-scale, immersive experiences in the world of nanotechnology. Zoom into tiny structures and devices to see the amazing beauty of natural and manmade objects at very high magnification. Immerse yourself in models of atoms and molecules that are enlarged to 100 million times their actual size. Check out the full body interactive, where you use your hands to grab and pull apart the ends of a virtual RNA molecule.
Indoor Air Show
When: January 13th, 2018
Where: Strategic Air Command And Aerospace Museum
28210 W. Park Hwy
The Indoor Air Show brings the fun and excitement of an air show inside with radio-controlled (R/C) models. Starting at 10:00 AM, model pilots will demonstrate all of the loops, flips, and barrel rolls in the museum’s climate-controlled Durham Restoration Hangar. There will be “learn to fly” safety demonstration and educational booths. The event is from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and is included as part of paid admission. The Museum is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily.
Holiday Lights Festival: NRG Ice Rink in the Capitol District
When: Now through February 14th, 2018
Where: NRG Energy Ice Rink
10th and Capitol Avenue
The outdoor ice rink, an iconic and integral part of Shine the Light on Hunger, has moved to its new and permanent location at the NRG Energy Ice Rink in The Capitol District at 10th Street and Capitol Avenue. The rink – with a natural water-ice surface – opens November 21 and runs through February 14, providing the public with an opportunity to do good while having fun. Admission with skate rental is $8 (plus tax), a portion of which will go to Food Bank for the Heartland.
The Art of Brick Exhibition
When: Now through February 19th, 2018
Where: 22 North 12th Street
The Art of the Brick is a global touring exhibition rated by CNN as one of the world’s “Must See Exhibitions.” These are the first art exhibitions to focus exclusively on the use of LEGO® bricks as an art medium and artist Nathan Sawaya has taken it to new heights.
This award-winning artist has multiple unique exhibitions created solely from standard LEGO bricks. Each show has countless colorful LEGO pieces which Sawaya has transformed into whimsical and awe-inspiring creations.