The other day I took some of my daycare tots to a visit to the Omaha Botanical Gardens with the help of my cousin. The weather was perfect and we had a great time. One of the things I like best about going to the gardens (besides the beautiful scenery) is that children until 6 are admitted free. This makes it a great place to take the tots. There are several things for them to enjoy there and I get some exercise pushing the stroller on the beautiful paths. I must admit that I do always find myself wishing I was on the tram as it passes us by as we are on our way back to the entrance/ exit.
The most popular area with B when we go to the gardens is the Model Railroad Garden where they feature model trains traveling through a mini- Omaha made with natural materials. B could stand here and watch the trains go through the tunnels, over bridges, and down the track for hours. It is usually a struggle to get him to leave this area. We even got a picture of my cousin standing by the model of the First National Tower where her mom works.
At this visit, we were able to visit a temporary exhibit called KidStructure. This was a variety of outdoor structures that the kids are able to explore, climb, play in, etc. B and the little ones had fun going through all of these. Part of the fun with them though was the sprinkler that was watering some nearby grass!