Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, 21502 W. Nebraska Highway 31, Gretna. Admission: adults, $1; children 6 to 15, 50 cents; children 5 and younger, free. 402-332-3901.
Bellevue Berry Farm and Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th St., Papillion, Nebraska Renaissance Faire, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $12 for adults, $6 for children 3-12 and free for 2 and under. 402-331-5500 or www.bellevueberryfarm.com.
Boys Town, 137th Street and West Dodge Road. Self-guided and staff-guided tours. Suggested donation: $3 per person. 402-498-1140 or www.boystown.org.
Camp Fontanelle, 9677 County Road 3, Fontanelle, Neb. Free Movie Nights, starting Saturday, 9 p.m. 402-478-4296 or www.campfontanelle.com.
Cass County Historical Society Museum, 646 Main St., Plattsmouth, Neb. Admission: adults, $2.50; children 12 and younger and members, free. 402-296-4770.
Civil War Veterans Museum, 910 First Corso, Nebraska City. The museum features the largest collection of Civil War relics and G.A.R. memorabilia in the region. 402-873-4018 or www.civilwarmuseumnc.org.
DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, 1434 316th Lane, Missouri Valley, Iowa. Daily entrance fee for private vehicles is $3. 712-642-5403.
The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., Millionaires & Mansions South Gold Coast Tour, Sunday, 1:30-3 p.m. Admission: adults, $7; senior citizens (62+), $6; children (ages 3-12), $5; members and children 2 and under, free. 402-444-5071 or www.durhammuseum.org.
El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St., Admission: adults, $5; senior citizens and students K-12, $3.50; children under 5, free; college students, $4; members, free. 402-731-1137 or www.elmuseolatino.org.
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, 28500 West Park Hwy.; I-80, Exit #426; Ashland, Neb. The park features a theater, observation tower, trails, camping and an activity center. 402-301-6758 or nebraskastoryarts.org.
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, 1111 Bellevue Blvd. North, Bellevue. Admission: adults, $7; children 2 and under and members, free. 402-731-3140 or www.fontenelleforest.org.
Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, 201 S. Seventh St., Fort Calhoun, Neb. 402-468-5611.
Freedom Park, 2497 Freedom Park Road. USS Hazard and USS Marlin on display. Donations accepted. 402-444-5955.
Gage County Museum, 101 N. Second St., Beatrice, Neb. 402-228-1679.
General Crook House Museum, 30th and Fort Streets. Admission: adults, $5; students, $4; children 6 to 11, $3; children 5 and younger and members, free. 402-455-9990.
Great Plains Wing Museum, Council Bluffs Airport, 16803 McCandless Road. Features World War II aircraft and artifacts. Children 3-12, $3; others, $5. 712-322-2435 or www.greatplainswing.org.
The Great Platte River Road Archway, 3060 E. 1st St., Kearney, Neb., “America's Story-1862” Commemorative Event, Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 308-237-1000 or www.archway.org.
Harmon Park Activity Center, Fifth Avenue between 29th and 32nd Streets, Kearney, www.kearneyarts.org/programs.
Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1330 N. Burlington Ave. SuperMom Celebration, Sunday. 402-461-4629 or www.hastingsmuseum.org.
Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St. Mother's Day Celebration, Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Polar Bear & Cubs Club, Wednesday, 9-10 a.m. Admission: adults, $13.50; senior citizens (62 and older), $12; children 3 to 11, $9; children 2 and younger and members, free. 402-733-8400 or www.omahazoo.com.
Historic General Dodge House, 605 Third St., Council Bluffs. Admission: adults, $7; senior citizens (62 and older), $5; children 6 to 16, $3; children 5 and younger, free. 712-322-2406 or www.dodgehouse.org.
Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, Iowa. 712-545-3283 or www.pottcoconservation.com
Homestead National Monument of America, 8523 W. Nebraska Highway 4, Beatrice, Neb. “Quilt Discovery Experience,” now open; The Homestead Act Exhibit, through May 28. 402-223-3514 or www.nps.gov
Hy-Vee, 1000 S. 178th St., The Back Yard BBQ Challenge featuring ACROPUNK, Sunday, noon. 402-334-4444.
International Quilt Study Center and Museum, 1523 N. 33rd St., Lincoln, 402-472-6549 or www.quiltstudy.org.
Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Love Your Mummy: Mother's Day Breakfast, Sunday 10-11:30 a.m.; Storytime Adventures, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Admission: adults, $8; senior citizens (62 and older) and college students, $6; children 5 to 17, $5; children 4 and younger and members, free. Museum free to public 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. 402-342-3300 or www.joslyn.org.
Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St., National Public Garden Day, Friday; Mother's Day Brunch, Sunday; Garden Walkers, Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. Admission: adults, $7; children 6 to 12, $3; children 5 and younger and members, free. 402-346-4002 or www.lauritzengardens.org.
Lincoln Children's Museum, 1420 P St., Lincoln. New farm and grocery exhibit. Admission: senior citizens (62 or older), $6; adults and children over 1, $6.50; 1-year-olds, $4; children under 1 and members, free. 402-477-0128 or www.lincolnchildrensmuseum.org.
Lincoln Children's Zoo, 1222 S. 27th St., Lincoln. 402-475-6741 or www.lincolnchildrenszoo.org.
Little Red Barn, 252nd Street and West Center Road. Pony rides and petting zoo. 402-664-2460 or www.ponyridesnebraska.com.
Mormon Trail Center and Pioneer Cemetery, 3215 State St. 402-453-9372.
Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave., Kearney, 308-865-8559 mona.unk.edu.
Neale Woods Nature Center, 14323 Edith Marie Ave. Admission: adults, $6; children, $4; students, $3. Discount for members. 402-453-5615.
Nebraska History Museum, 15th and P Streets, Lincoln. Make a 1950s-style apron for Mother's Day, Saturday, 2-4 p.m. 402-471-4754 or www.nebraskahistory.org.
Nebraska Nature &Visitor's Center, 9325 S. Alda Road, Alda, Neb., 308-382-1820 or nebraskanature.org.
Old Avoca Schoolhouse, 504 Garfield St., Avoca, Neb. 402-275-3221 or www.greenblattandseay.com.
Omaha Children's Museum, 500 S. 20th St. Mother's Day Celebration, Sunday, 1-5 p.m.;Wacky Wednesday: Day of the Chicken, Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Admission: adults and children ages 2 to 15, $8; senior citizens, $7; children under 2 and members, free. 402-342-6164 or www.ocm.org.
Omaha Executive Inn & Suites, 3650 S. 72nd St., Omaha Comic Book Convention, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. 309-657-1599 or www.epguides.com/comics.
Omaha Public Library, Friends of Omaha Public Library Book Sale, Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Swanson Branch, 9101 W. Dodge Road; Mother's Day Crafts for Kids, Saturday, 1-2 p.m., Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St., 215 S. 15th St.; Exercise Through Dance, Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave. 402-444-4800 or omahapubliclibrary.org.
Parker Museum, 300 E. Third St., Spencer, Iowa. $5 adults, $3 children ages 5-12, and 4 and under free.
RailsWest Railroad Museum, 1512 S. Main St., Council Bluffs. Admission: adults, $6; senior citizens (60 and older), $5; AAA members, $5; children 6 to 16, $4; children 5 and under and members, free. 712-323-2509.
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Road, Gibbon, Neb., Platte River Valley field trips, sunrise and sunset, $25 per person. For reservations call 308-468-5282 or www.rowesanctuary.org.
Strategic Air & Space Museum, 28210 W. Park Highway, Ashland, Neb. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 4 to 12. 402-944-3100 or www.sacmuseum.org.
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, 3133 West Highway 34, Grand Island, Neb. Hall County Appreciation Day, Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free; “Famous & Infamous” exhibit opens Friday; Living History Experience now open through the summer. $8 adults, $6 children, free for members. 308-385-5316, www.stuhrmuseum.org.
Union Pacific Railroad Museum, 200 Pearl St., Council Bluffs. Grand Opening of “Building America” exhibit, Saturday; Chipper's Spring Adventrue, Saturday, free. 712-329-8307.
UNK'S Bruner Hall of Science Planetarium, 2401 11th Ave., Kearney, Neb., “Night Sky Sampler” Friday, 7 p.m., free. 308-865-8277 or http://www.unk.edu/academics/physics/UNK_Planetarium/.
UNK's Frank House, 2010 University Drive, Kearney, Neb., www.frankhouse.org.
UNL's Behlen Observatory, Mead, Neb. astro.unl.edu/observatory.
UNL's Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum, 1340 N. 17th St., Lincoln. 402-472-6274 or unlgardens.unl.edu.
UNL's Mueller Planetarium, 210 Morrill Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, “Light Years from Andromeda” light show, Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.; “Forces of Nature” light show, Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. 402-472-2641 or www.spacelaser.com.
UNL's Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R Streets, Lincoln. 402-472-2461 or www.sheldonartgallery.org.
University of Nebraska State Museum, 14th and Vine Streets, Lincoln. “Bizarre Beasts” opens Saturday; “Minerals and Meteorites,” through November 2013; Admission: adults, $5; children 5 to 18, $3; children 4 and younger and anyone affiliated with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, free; family (up to two adults and children), $10. 402-472-2642 or www.museum.unl.edu.
Washington County Museum, 102 N. 14th St., Fort Calhoun, Neb. Clothes of the '40s & '50s exhibit open through May 18. 402-468-5740 or www.newashcohist.org.
Wayne State College Planetarium, 1111 Main St., Wayne, Neb. 800-228-9972 or www.wsc.edu.
Western Historic Trail Center, 3434 Richard Downing Ave., Council Bluffs, 712-366-4900.
Westside High School, 8701 Pacific St., Splash and Bash Aquathlon, Saturday, $35. www.raceomaha.com.