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.
Memorial Day Weekend - May 23 - May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend Kickoff your summer by joining Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for fun-filled activities Memorial Day Weekend Saturday, May 23 to Monday, May 25, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be wild entertainment including bounce houses, face-painting and special animal presentations 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.
World Oceans Day - June 7, 2015
World Oceans Day

Make a splash and celebrate World Oceans Day with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Participate in family-friendly and educational activities that bring recognition to ocean conservation while allowing Zoo visitors to learn how their everyday actions impact the world’s oceans and inhabitants. Event activities are free to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular paid Zoo admission.

ZOOm - June 20 - 21, 2015

 How fast can a cheetah run? Put the pedal to the metal and ZOOm on over to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Father’s Day weekend Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to find out! Explore your favorite animal exhibits and learn about animal speeds.

Fast Action Motorsports Entertainment (F.A.M.E.) will be returning with their R/C Racing and Tire Change Challenge tournaments and a Race Car Simulator. The games are interactive, competitive and family friendly.  This will not only be popular with children but also with the “Big Boys”.

Event activities are free to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular paid Zoo admission.

Moo at the Zoo - June 27 - 28, 2015

Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for a fun-filled country and agriculture themed event Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Moo at the Zoo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get up close to multiple breeds of dairy cows, savor some country cooking and get your Moo on by playing carnival games and life-size checkers, as well as face-painting, music and much more. Event activities are free to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular paid Zoo admission. So bring your appetite and get ‘moo’ving to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
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, face-painting 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!

Tickets are $50 for Zoo members and $55 for non-members if purchased in advance or $60 at the door (if available). VIP tickets are new this year, allowing early entry at 6 p.m. More details to come!

Tickets will be available for purchase in early June.

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.