Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Special Events
For more information, please call (402) 738-2038 or email communications@omahazoo.com.
Family Fiesta! - Sept. 21, 2014
Family Fiesta

Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Sunday, September 21, 2014, from noon to 5 p.m. for a fiesta the whole family can enjoy!  The annual celebration highlights Latin American culture via dance, a live mariachi band while entertaining the kids with face painting and more. Event activities are free to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular paid Zoo admission.

Zoo Run - Sept. 28, 2014
Zoo Run

Lace up your shoes for the 34th annual Zoo Run on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Check in begins at 8 a.m. This fun run is great for runners of all levels with the choice between a five-mile run and a one-mile run/walk.

The five-mile run will start at 9 a.m. The one-mile run/walk will start at 9:10 a.m.

Participants will receive bagels, bananas and free Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium admission on the day of the run. Plus, if registered by Monday, September 8, participants will receive a FREE T-shirt.

Cost is $25.00 for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and $30.00 for non-members. Children 2 and under are free, do not require a registration and will not receive a T-shirt. Registrations made after Tuesday, September 23, or day-of walk-ins are accepted, but will not receive an official time.

T-shirts will be sold on the day of the run for $10 each, while sizes last.


Reservations are required. Click here to register. Click here to download a registration form and submit via mail.

Spooktacular - October 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and Nov. 1, 2014
Spooktacular

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium® for Spooktacular presented by Hy-Vee.   Join in the fun on October 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and November 1, 2014, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Purchase tickets in advance for $7 per person for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium® members or $8 per person for non-members online or at Guest Services.  Children 2 and under are free.

When the sun goes down, what happens at the Zoo? Visit the Lied Jungle® to see free-flying bats or stop by Kingdoms of the Night® to see nocturnal animals during their daylight cycle.  The evening includes admission to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium after-hours, trick-or-treating and fun activities.  Get up close and person with different Animal Ambassadors, special animals used for educating visitors.  New this year – Fun, interactive entertainment and meet your favorite characters for a fun photo opportunity at Storybook Lane.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's admission gates and exhibit buildings will close early on October 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and November 1.  Admission gates will close at 3:30 p.m. and exhibit buildings will close at 4:30 p.m.  Zoo grounds will be cleared at 4:30 p.m. with re-admittance beginning at 5:30 p.m. for the event with a pre-purchased ticket.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Comedy Night - November 7, 2014
Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for an evening of laughter as we host our second annual Comedy Night at the Zoo.  This event is for adults 21 and over and takes place Friday, November 7, 2014, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. inside the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium.  Admission cost is $50 per person and includes heavy hors d‘oeuvres, two free drink tickets to our cash bar, special animal encounters and performances by comedians.  With a cocktail in hand, it will be a night filled with laughs all around as guests are invited to take advantage of the beauty and serenity of the Scott Aquarium after-hours.

This event is for adults 21 and over (no infants or children, please). The program content may include explicit language and adult situations. Reservations are required and will be available September 2014. Tickets will not be available at the door. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be made.
Veteran's Recognition Day - November 11, 2014
Veteran's Recognition Day In honor of those who proudly served our nation, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be offering free gate admission to all veterans and their immediate families on Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The free admission applies to active or retired Veterans and their immediate families.
Holiday Happenings - December 6, 13 and 20, 2014

Catch a glimpse of special holiday characters as they dive into the shark tunnel inside the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium on Saturdays, December 6, 13 and 20, 2014, at 10:45 a.m. Also, Zoo residents will be getting special enrichment gifts throughout the day. Event activities are free to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular paid Zoo admission.

Penguins and Pancakes - December 27-29, 2014
Penguins and Pancakes

Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for a formal affair – Penguins and Pancakes – on Saturday, December 27, to Monday, December 29, 2014, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. (no formal-wear required).  Enjoy pancakes from The Pancake Man, crafts and animal visits from the African penguins. Cost is $15.00 for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members, $20.00 for non-members, children 2 and under are free and includes a pancake breakfast, plush penguin toy and admission to the Zoo.

Tickets are non-refundable. Event is rain or shine. All children must be accompanied by a paid adult. Pre-registration is required and will be available December 2014.

Noon Year's Eve - December 31, 2014
Noon Year's Eve

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1!  Party with the animals and celebrate New Year's Eve at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Have a wild time with entertainment from Joe Cole’s Magic Show, fun activities and an early countdown to 2015 complete with a beach ball drop at noon.  Enjoy this fun family event without having to stay up until midnight. Event activities are free to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular paid Zoo admission.

Wildlife Safari Park Special Events
For more information, please call (402) 738-2038 or email communications@omahazoo.com.
Member Appreciation Days - September 20 and 21, 2014
Member Appreciation Days are fun-filled ways for Wildlife Safari Park to say thank you for your continued support throughout the season. Join in the fun on Saturday, September 20, and Sunday, September 21, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wildlife Safari Park admission hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be family friendly entertainment, activities, education stations, animal encounters, crafts, hiking and more.  Wildlife Safari Park members will receive a 30% discount on concessions and gift Shop merchandise on these dates, as well.

Haunted Safari - October 10-11, 2014
Haunted SafariGo on a haunted hike, take a spooky ride, enjoy a hot dog supper, roast marshmallows and play ghostly games for candies in the great outdoors from 6 to 9 p.m. at Wildlife Safari Park on Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11, 2014. Event does not include general Park admission during the operating hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.