College Baseball Daily and Visit Omaha has teamed up to offer four prize packs for our readers. To enter the contest you must comment in the comment section of this post or email [email protected] if you want to remain anonymous on one of the following topics:
- Option 1 – If you’ll be in Omaha for the CWS, share with us your favorite game out of last year’s World Series and why. Winner will be picked at random and be given a prize pack to fill your time in Omaha outside of games.
- Option 2 – If you are a college baseball fan and can’t be in Omaha this week, but will be there soon, give us the name of one spot you’re interested in seeing. Winner will be picked at random from all entires. Winner will be sent a prize pack of things to do when they visit Omaha!
We will be picking a winner at random on Saturday, June 15th, June 18th, June 20th, June 22nd, and the final prize will be given out at the start of the Championship Series.
The five prize packs are detailed below.
Prize Pack #1: 4 tickets to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium & Omaha College World Series t-shirt
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Home to the world’s largest indoor desert and nocturnal exhibits along with one of the world’s largest indoor rainforests. Other world-class exhibits included the Scott Aquarium, Hubbard Orangutan Forest and Gorilla Valley, Lozier IMAX® Theater, Durham’s Bear Canyon, Berniece Grewcock Butterfly and Insect Pavilion and more.
This summer, the Henry Doorly Zoo welcomes Dinosaurs Alive! The Lost Valley, an exhibit featuring fifteen animatronic, life-size dinosaurs. These dinosaurs snarl, open their jaws, blink their eyes and move their arms. Two of them can even be controlled by YOU with an interactive panel. There is a fossil dig site and unique dinosaur gift shop at this exhibition, as well. Admission is $3 for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Members and $4 for Non-members
Prize Pack #2: 4 Tickets to the Durham Museum/ Omaha CWS t-shirt
The Durham Museum, making its home in Omaha’s beautiful art deco Union Station, houses an extraordinary array of permanent exhibits including restored train cars, 1940’s store fronts, numerous artifacts showing the history of the region, and the Byron Reed collection which includes some of the world’s rarest coins and documents. There are also impressive traveling exhibits through The Durham’s affiliation with the Smithsonian and close ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives and Chicago’s Field Museum. During your stay, be sure to stop by the authentic soda fountain and enjoy a phosphate or malt.
This summer, the Durham Museum is home to A T. Rex Named Sue. Created by Chicago’s Field Museum, A T. rex Named Sue explores how this remarkable creature interacted with its world and what we can learn from studying its bones. Revel in the sheer size of a fully articulated, life-sized skeleton cast, look a cast of Sue’s skull in the eye, and experience Sue’s movement, vision, and sense of smell for yourself. Touch casts of Sue’s bones and diagnose pathologies that left their mark in Sue’s leg, jaw, and tail. Follow Sue’s sensational journey from the Cretaceous to the rock of South Dakota to the U.S. courts, and finally to the world. Learn about the technology used to prepare and study this very special fossil.
Prize Pack #3: 4 Tickets to Laurizten Gardens/ Omaha CWS t-shirt
Lauritzen Gardens is a living museum of unique four-season plant displays, maintained to the highest standards consistent with environmental stewardship. It provides memorable educational and aesthetic experiences for all.
Escape to an urban oasis of beauty and tranquility to experience the glory of the garden. Discover a hidden sanctuary in the heart of the city. Relax while cultivating your mind in this living plant museum, conveniently located in the beautiful riverfront hills.
Prize Pack #4: 4 Tickets to the Omaha Children’s Museum/ Omaha CWS t-shirt
Omaha Children’s Museum has been a special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play. It is Omaha’s primary participatory museum and provides a variety of hands-on exhibits, workshops, programs, presentations and special events that put children in touch with their ever-changing world.
This summer, visitors can get friendly with giant robotic bugs in A Bug’s World, the larger-than-life interactive exhibit presented by Mutual of Omaha.
Climb the Toadstool Tower and get eye-to-eye with a massive locust, meet a 20 foot praying mantis, watch a gigantic grasshopper spread its wings, tunnel “underground” for an upclose view of a giant caterpillar and ladybug, see what it’s like to be an ant and climb through a kid-sized ant farm, venture inside a giant inflatable caterpillar and complete the obstacle course to make it to the end, catch flying “butterflies” and see real bugs in this colossal exhibit.
Omaha and the College World Series are synonymous. Their relationship is like no other in sports, nurtured and embraced for more than 60 years. The Long Home Run is a full-length video celebration of the places, people and purity of the game. We hear from the fans, players, coaches, and those behind the scenes who make it all happen. We revel in the history of Rosenblatt, the neighborhood around it, and the characters that bring it to life… And we explore the unique bond between the city, the series and the game that always brings us out to play. The Long Home Run is a moving picture about the greatest secret in sports narrated by Kevin Costner. Featuring Texas Coach Augie Garrido, Coach Paul Mainieri of LSU and much more including never-before-seen bonus material!