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Do you love going on new adventures with your children? Enjoy experiencing the outdoors? Look for opportunities to learn with your children about science and nature?

Then you will want to check out the NEW Hands-on-Habitat program, a wonderful partnership between ParentSavvy and Fontenelle Forest offering special hands-on classes for preschool age children and their parents.

Plus, it is FREE 3 times per year with promo code "ParentSavvy"!

We recently participated in the first event, Habitat Hollow, in March. Upon arriving, we explored the fun indoor playground set, a nocturnal exhibit where we loved trying to find all of the animals, and other permanent exhibits. Several stations were set-up with engaging activities including the Life Cycles of Animals, Baby Plants, Crazy Caterpillar, and Spring Tree, where children could discover, sort, learn, create, and play. Each table had clear descriptions, directions, and materials to allow families to move around freely to each one, and enjoy doing each activity together. 

Later, we explored the outdoors on a guided hike on the beautiful boardwalk, with some time playing in Acorn Acres, the outdoor play area. It was a wonderful morning full of fun, play, exploration, and outdoor discovery!

Hands-on-Habitat is offered on the 3rd Friday of each month (with the exception of June and July), from 10 a.m. - noon, for children (0-5 years) and their caregiver.

To sign up, visit Hands-on-Habitat, select your desired date, and enter the promo code "ParentSavvy" for FREE admission. Families are able to go up to 3 Free Hands-on-Habitat events a year!

A confirmation email will be sent with tickets for admission. They also will have a list at the door (in case you forget your ticket). Comfortable shoes and clothes are recommended.

Upcoming Events and Dates

March 20 – Our Frog Friends!
April 17 – Playing in the Pond
May 15 – Wonderful Wings
August 21 – Nighttime Discoveries
September 18 – Under Our Feet
October 16 – Reptiles Galore
November 20 – Turkey Time
December 18 – Bunny Fun

Register at Hands-on-Habitat for your next fun adventure! Thank you to ParentSavvy and Fontenelle Forest for offering this great opportunity for families!


Julie is married and a mom to two young children who loves enjoying all that Omaha has to offer. She provides a helpful resource for family-friendly activities and events in and around Omaha at Find many ideas for upcoming local events posted weekly, Kids Eat Free, and an Omaha Kids Calendar! ...

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