Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Special Events
We are currently in the process of planning more 2015 events. Check back soon for more information. If you have additional questions, please call (402) 738-2038 or email communications@omahazoo.com.
Red, White and Zoo! - July 3 - 5, 2015
Red, White and Zoo! Celebrate Independence Day with the red, white and blue creatures of Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Friday, July 3 to Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the holiday weekend, Red, White and Zoo! visitors can "parade" through the Zoo on a self-guided tour in search of red, white and blue animals. How many can you find? There will be will entertainment including bounce houses, music and special animal encounters for all ages. The first 1,000 people to walk through the gates will receive a free, patriotic gift provided by Oriental Trading Company. Event activities are free to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular paid Zoo admission.

Click here for a list of animals that are red, white and blue by color or are called these colors by name. Bring it with you this weekend and try to find them all! 
Brew at the Zoo - July 18, 2015

Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for a suds sippin’ safari as we host our second annual Brew at the Zoo event on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests 21 and over will enjoy a stroll through the Zoo and sample unique brews from dozens of local breweries, as well as a selection of locally produced wines.  Spend your night with live music from Red Delicious, food, fun games and, of course, the exotic animals of the Zoo!

General admission tickets are $50 for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and $55 for non-members. If available, tickets will be $60 at the door. What's included: Souvenir tasting glass, unlimited sampling of a variety of beers and wines, live music, up-close-and-personal encounters with our animals, fun adult games and much more!

Click here to purchase General admission tickets.

NEW THIS YEAR! VIP tickets are $75 per person. Only 200 VIP tickets are available. What's included: In addition to all benefits listed above, VIP tickets also include admission to the VIP Pre-Party where guests will experience the event an hour earlier at 6 p.m., enjoy exclusive beer and wine tastings without the crowds, a free meal voucher and free drink ticket to the cash bar. VIP will also be able to take home a Brew at the Zoo souvenir glass mug!

VIP TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!

This is an after-hours, adults-only event. You must be 21 years or older and have a valid ID for entry. All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges will be made. Please drink responsibly.

Member Appreciation Days - July 29 and August 5, 2015
Member Appreciation Day Member Appreciation Days are fun-filled ways for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium to say thank you for the support throughout the year. Members with last names beginning with A-L can enjoy the fun activities on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Members with last names beginning with M-Z can enjoy the fun activities on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.

If you are unable to visit us on your designated date, please join us on the alternate date. Event activities are free to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular paid Zoo admission.
Tour de Zoo - July 30, 2015
Critter Ride

Bring your bike and ride during Tour de Zoo, a family fun event on July 30, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be dinner, snacks and refreshments plus special animal encounters during the fun-filled evening.

If registered by July 15, guests will receive a FREE T-shirt! Cost is $20 per person for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and $25 per person for non-members. Children 2 and under are free, do not require a registration and will not receive a T-shirt. Reservations are required. Ride-in registrations are available but will not receive a T-shirt. Tour de Zoo is rain or shine. Registration fees are non-refundable.

The bike ride is an open format with water stations throughout the Zoo. Buildings are not open to ride through. Helmets are required.

Click here to register!

Back to School Bash - August 1, 2015
Back to School Bash

Hey kids, before the bell rings for your first class this school year, visit Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for one last hurrah! Get into the school spirit by hanging out with local mascots while enjoying kid-friendly music from Omaha Street Percussion.

Finish summer with a bash! Gate gifts, provided by Oriental Trading Company, will be given out, while supplies last. Event activities are free to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular paid Zoo admission.

Labor Day Weekend - September 5 - 7, 2015
Labor Day Weekend

Say goodbye to summer and hello to one last hurrah on Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Labor Day Weekend at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium! There will be wild entertainment including bounce houses, music and special animal presentations for all ages.

Gate gifts, provided by Oriental Trading Company, will be given out, while supplies last.  Event activities are free to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular paid Zoo admission.

Family Fiesta! - Sept. 20, 2015
Family Fiesta

Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Sunday, September 20, 2015 from noon to 5 p.m. for a fiesta the whole family can enjoy! The annual celebration highlights Latin American culture via dance and a live mariachi band while entertaining the kids with face painting and more. 

Gate gifts, provided by Oriental Trading Company, will be given out, while supplies last. Event activities are free to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular paid Zoo admission.

Zoo Run - Sept. 27, 2015
Zoo Run Lace up your shoes for the 35th annual Zoo Run on Sunday, September 27, 2015. 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.

Participants will receive bagels, bananas and free Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium admission on the day of the run. Plus, if registered in time, participants will receive a FREE t-shirt!

Cost is $25 for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and $30 for non-members. Children 2 and under are free, do not require a registration and will not receive a t-shirt.

Reservations are required and will be available August 2015.