Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Unleash your sense of wonder among 160 acres of plants, animals and unique habitats from around the world, right here in Omaha, Nebraska.
Immerse yourself in a desert environment at the Desert Dome, the world's largest indoor desert located under the world's largest glazed geodesic dome.
See plant and animal life from three of the world's deserts: the Namib Desert of southern Africa, the Red Center of Australia and the Sonoran Desert of the southwest United States.
Navigate the ocean floor as sharks and other marine life circle overhead in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium, the largest aquarium within a Zoo.
Explore the natural rainforest environment as you walk through the Lied Jungle, North America's largest indoor rainforest.
Cross a unique swing bridge, through wet caves and beyond swooping tree limbs to the sounds of crashing waterfalls, see gibbons and other primates swinging in the canopy and experience exotic plant life.
Travel through the 28-acre African Grasslands exhibit with the likes of elephant, white rhino, cheetah, sable antelope, bongo, ostrich and impala rising into view upon your every move. See eye-to-eye with reticulated giraffe from the all-new Giraffe Encounter. Feed and brush the African pygmy goats at the kraal. View the African lions from the peak of the exhibit, while they gaze into the distance over the entire exhibit.
Also learn about the life of a wildlife manager at Wildlife Management HQ, where you can see the tools of the trade, communicate over radio and sit in a real grounded Bell 47 helicopter or Land Rover.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Buildings will stay open until 5 p.m.
Open on Thanksgiving Day.
Adults (ages 12 and over): $14.95
Children (ages 3-11): $9.95
Seniors (65 and over): $13.95
Children (2 and under): FREE
Military Adult (12 and over): $13.95
Military Child (3-11): $8.95
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 IMAX 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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Nearby Road Closures and Travel Information
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily (weather permitting)
.75 per stop; $3 roundtrip
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday - Sunday (weather permitting)
One-Way Ride: $3 per person; Roundtrip Ride: $5.50 per person
Lozier IMAX Theater
Shows playing from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Touch Tank Open
10:30 a.m. Antarctic Penguin Feeding
11 a.m. Sea Lion Training (except Wednesdays)
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Butterfly Guided Tour (Monday - Friday)
11 a.m. Shark Feeding (Wednesday and Saturday)
11:30 a.m. Animal Discoveries
11:30 a.m. Meet a Reptile Keeper (Saturday - Sunday)
1:30 p.m. Animal Discoveries
2:30 p.m. Sea Lion Training (Excluding Wednesdays)
3 p.m. Antarctic Penguin Feeding
All animal encounters are weather and staff-dependent. Go Behind the Scenes on a Backstage Experience
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Supper with Santa
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Penguins and Pancakes
Rent the Zoo for Your Next Event
Consistently ranked as one of the world's top five zoos, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is an independent not-for-profit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
As a leader in conservation, the Zoo focuses on areas to benefit animal husbandry and species conservation. Focus areas include conservation genetics, conservation medicine, rare plant conservation, reproductive sciences and comparative nutrition. The Zoo is recognized nationally for its conservation, animal care and exhibit design.
Dr. Cheryl Morris returns to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium as chief conservation officer. Previously, she served as the Zoo's director of comparative nutrition and as a faculty member of Iowa State University in the Department of Animal Science. She continues to serve as an affiliate faculty member at Iowa State University.
Dr. Morris serves as the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Felid TAG co-chair and is the nutrition advisor for the Felid and Canid TAG and seven Species Survival Plans, including black-footed cat, fishing cat, snow leopard, maned wolf, clouded leopard, Pallas cat and jaguarundi. She has published more than 80 peer-reviewed publications on nutrition and environmental enrichment.
Herrick draws from more than 20 years of experience and remains actively involved in on-going studies for in-vitro fertilization in domestic cats, fertility in male snow leopards and the management of sand cats and black-footed cats in human care using artificial insemination.
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!
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.
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.
The Zoo is hitting the road! Let us bring fun, interactive and education programs to your group, large or small.
Enhance your curriculum and inspire your students! The Zoo has the resources with programs designed to meet state and national standards.