Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Today's Hours

Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Life's Best Things.

Unleash your sense of wonder among 160 acres of plants, animals and unique habitats from around the world, right here in Omaha, Nebraska.

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  • Today's Hours & Admission

    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Buildings will stay open until 5 p.m.
    Open Thanksgiving Day.

    Adults (ages 12 and over): $18.95
    Children (ages 3-11): $12.95
    Seniors (65 and over): $17.95

    Children (2 and under): FREE
    Military Adult (12 and over): $17.95
    Military Child (3-11): $11.95

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  • Become a Member

    Don't miss out on the amazing perks of being an Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium member. Once you join our family, receive free Zoo and Lozier Giant Screen Theater admission, access to our annual Member's Day event, discounts on Zoo events, educational programming, concessions, gifts and rides purchases, reciprocal privileges to more than 100 zoos nationwide and more!

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  • Attractions

    Explore and experience other ways to do the Zoo!
    Hop on the train, tram or Skyfari to get to the places you want to go. Let loose on Sue's Carousel, come face to face with giraffes or even hand to fin with stingrays. All attractions are seasonal.

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  • Visitor Experiences

    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Touch Tank Open
    10 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. African Animal Discovery
    10:30 a.m. Antarctic Penguin Feeding
    10:30 a.m. Elephant Enrichment (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
    11 a.m.  Sea Lion Training (except Wednesdays)
    11 a.m. Shark Feeding (Wednesday and Saturday)
    11:30 a.m. Meet a Reptile Keeper (Saturday - Sunday)

    11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Animal Discoveries
    1:30 p.m. Orangutan Enrichment (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
    1:30 p.m. Elephant Training (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
    2:30 p.m. Sea Lion Training (Excluding Wednesdays)
    3 p.m. Antarctic Penguin Feeding
    3 p.m. Lion Training (Memorial Day - Labor Day)

    All animal encounters are weather and staff-dependent.  Go Behind the Scenes on a Backstage Experience

Special Events

Owen Coastal Shores - Opening Spring 2020

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Travel Tips and Road Closure Information

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See the Asian Highlands - Phase 1 Now Open

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Make learning an adventure worth while. We have many "trailheads" to get you started, and there's something for everyone. Now choose a program and get out there and explore!

Classes & Camps

For kids of all ages, the Zoo offers unique, hands-on opportunities to play, explore and learn about the natural world and the animal kingdom.

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Sleeping Bag Safaris

Make your vacation a "stay-cation" with an overnight experience at the Zoo and us as your travel guide! Just tell us where we are going and who is coming with.

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Zoo to You

The Zoo is hitting the road! Let us bring fun, interactive and education programs to your group, large or small.

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Educator's Corner

Enhance your curriculum and inspire your students! The Zoo has the resources with programs designed to meet state and national standards.

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