Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Special Events
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Cub & Boy Scout Day - August 29, 2015
day. Two great locations! Bring cub scouts, webelos and boy scouts to the Zoo for a half day of learning and fun. In the afternoon, head on over to Lauritzen Gardens to explore the beautiful gardens.
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Labor Day Weekend - September 5 - 7, 2015
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, airbrush tattoos 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! - September 20, 2015
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 bounce houses, airbrush tattoos and much more.
The first 1,500 visitors through the gates will be able to create their
own Latin-inspired rhythm with a Fiesta Maraca instrument, provided by Oriental
Trading Company. Event activities are free to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular paid Zoo admission.
Zoo Run - September 27, 2015
Lace up your shoes for the 35th annual Zoo Run on Sunday, September 27, 2015. This fun run is great for runners of all levels with the choice between a five mile run and a one mile run/walk. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. at the Main Entrance. The five-mile run departs at 8 a.m. and the one-mile run departs at 8:10 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 September 7, 2015, 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 non-refundable.
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Boo Bash - October 24 and 31, 2015
Join Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for Boo Bash, an enchanted Halloween dinner, on Saturday, October 24 and 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. Meet and take pictures with special characters, participate in crafts and enjoy a ghoulishly fun dance party. Don't forget to wear your costume! Cost is $35 for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and $40 for non-members. Children 2 and under are free. This unforgettable and exclusive dinner includes first-entry admission to Spooktacular.
Event is rain or shine. All children must be accompanied by a paid adult. Limited seats available. Tickets are non-refundable.
Pre-registration is required and will be available for purchase beginning in September.
Spooktacular - October 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and Nov. 1, 2015
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 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and November 1, 2015, 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. Help us stay green by bringing your own trick-or-treat bag to fill with candy and other goodies.
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 interactive activities. Get up close and personal with
different Animal Ambassadors, special animals used for educating
visitors, and enjoy balloon-twisted figurines from Omaha balloon artists. Meet your favorite characters for a fun photo opportunity at Storybook Lane. Come to Spooktacular, and get ready for a candy-munchin moon-howlin good time.
Tickets will be available for purchase beginning in September.
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's admission gates and
exhibit buildings will close early on October 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 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.
The train and Skyfari will also close at 3:45 p.m. during these nights.
Veteran's Recognition Day - November 11, 2015
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, Wednesday, November
11, 2015. The free admission applies to active or
retired Veterans and their immediate families.
Comedy Night - November 13 and 14, 2015
Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for an evening of
laughter as we host our third annual Comedy Night at the Zoo.
This event is for adults 21 and over and
takes place on Friday, November 13, and Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. inside the Suzanne
and Walter Scott Aquarium.
The evening 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 may include explicit language and adult situations. Reservations are required and a fee is assessed. All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges will be made.
Reservations will be available beginning in October.
Holiday Happenings - December 5, 12 and 19, 2015
Catch a glimpse of special holiday characters as they dive
into the shark tunnel inside the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium on
Saturdays, December 5, 12 and 19, 2015, 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 26-30, 2015
Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for a formal
affair – Penguins and Pancakes – on Saturday, December 26, to Wednesday, December 30,
2015, 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 for
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members, $20 for non-members, children 2 and under
are free and includes a pancake breakfast, plush penguin toy and admission to
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 for purchase beginning in November.
Noon Year's Eve - December 31, 2015
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 Thursday, December 31, 2015, from 11 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 2016 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.
Event schedule is as follows:
11:59 a.m. Beach ball drop countdowns begin in the Education and Conference Center in the Scott Aquarium and the Wild Kingdom Pavilion
12 p.m. Beach balls will drop in the Education and Conference Center in the Scott Aquarium and the Wild Kingdom Pavilion
12:15 p.m. Joe Cole's Magic Show in Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion Auditorium
Wildlife Safari Park Special Events
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Sounds of Fall - September 12, 2015
Become an animal detective for a day! Learn to identify
animals by their sounds, tracks and evidence they leave behind at Wildlife
Safari Park during Sounds of Fall on Saturday, September 12, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy touching and feeling animal artifacts,
participating in crafts and enjoying other special activities at Wolf
Canyon. Event activities are free to Wildlife Safari Park members or with
paid Wildlife Safari Park admission.
Member Appreciation Days - September 26 and 27, 2015
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 26, and Sunday, September 27, 2015, 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 9-10, 2015
Go on a haunted hike, enjoy a hot dog
supper, roast marshmallows and play ghostly games for candies in the great
outdoors during Haunted Safari from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 9, and Saturday, October 10, 2015. Reservations are
required. Cost is $18 for Wildlife Safari Park and Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
and Aquarium members and $23 for non-members. Event cost does not
include general Wildlife Safari Park admission during the operating hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to purchase Haunted Safari tickets.