Omaha Public Library (OPL) and Lauritzen Gardens will partner to make free garden admission passes available to library patrons. All OPL branches began checking memberships out to library cardholders on January 5, 2019.
“As Omaha’s public garden, we exist for the enjoyment and education of the entire community,” said Lauritzen Gardens Executive Director John Newman. “We hope that this partnership will allow more families access to the garden, giving them the opportunity to experience the joys of nature year-round.”
Each of OPL’s 12 locations will have day passes available (one per location) for checkout year-round to adults (ages 18+) who are Douglas County residents or have a non-resident paid membership to OPL. Passes are good for one-time admission and each pass admits two adults and children from their household. Only one pass may be issued per library card and customer. Passes must be returned to any OPL location within five days of checkout. Unreturned or late passes will be subject to a $5 replacement fee.
Passes may be used during regular operating hours, unless otherwise specified by Lauritzen Gardens. Patrons must reserve a time slot for their visit in advance at lauritzengardens.org., opens a new window Use the discount code on the back of the pass at checkout.
Anyone interested in obtaining an OPL card may find more information about how to get a card at omahalibrary.org/get-a-library-card or by visiting any OPL location. Library cards are free for residents of Douglas County.
Lauritzen Gardens joins Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Fontenelle Forest, and Omaha Children’s Museum as the fourth community organization to offer free admission through Omaha Public Library. For more information, call or visit your neighborhood OPL branch location