Attractions

Attractions

Attractions

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium offers alternate ways to see the Zoo. All rides are weather dependent and will not operate if there is rain, snow, ice or if the temperature will not reach 50 degrees by 1 p.m. Skyfari will not operate if there are high winds. You must be at least 12 years old to ride Skyfari without an adult. Children under the age of 12 will be required to ride with an adult. You must be at least 42 inches tall to ride Sue's Wildlife Carousel without an adult.

Lozier Theater

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members: FREE
Adults (ages 12 and over): $6.00
Children (ages 3 - 11): $6.00
Seniors (ages 65 and over): $6.00
Children (2 and under if sitting on lap):
FREE

Spring and Fall Zoo and Lozier Theater Combo Rate (includes Zoo admission and 1 ticket to a film): March 1 - April 30, October 1 - November 30:
Adults (ages 12-64): $23.95
Children (ages 3-11): $17.95
Seniors (65 and over): $22.95
Children (2 and under): FREE (if sitting on a paid guest’s lap)
Military Adult (12 and over): $22.95
Military Child (3-11): $16.95

Summer Zoo and Lozier Theater Combo Rate (includes Zoo admission and 1 ticket to a film): May 1 – September 30:
Adults (ages 12-64): $26.95
Children (ages 3-11): $20.95
Seniors (65 ad over): $25.95
Children (2 and under): FREE (if sitting on a paid guest’s lap)
Military Adult (12 and over): $25.95
Military Child (3-11): $19.95

Winter Zoo and Lozier Theater Combo Rate (includes Zoo admission and one ticket to a film): December 1 - February 29:
Adults (ages 12-64): $20.95
Children (ages 3-11): $15.95
Seniors (65 and over): $19.95
Children (2 and under): FREE (if sitting on a paid guest’s lap)
Military Adult (12 and over): $19.95
Military Child (3-11): $14.95

Theater Information

  • An Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium membership includes admission to the Lozier Giant Screen Theater®. 
  • The Lozier Giant Screen Theater® is now considered a paid feature within the Zoo. Admission to the theater will be issued to guests visiting with an Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium membership or with the purchase of a Zoo and Lozier Giant Screen Theater® combo ticket. (Same-day admission only.)
  • Due to the short runtime of our films and to avoid the disruption of guests already seated, seating will close five minutes after the posted showtime. Please plan to arrive no later than five minutes prior to your scheduled showtime to be seated before the light levels are lowered. 
  • The screen measures 41 feet tall by 75 feet wide. That's as wide as seven rhinos. With such a large screen, there isn't a bad seat in the house. The sound system is a QSC 5.1 channel system and the projector is a Christie digital 4K 3D system. The seating area accommodates 358 viewers for 2D films and 324 for 3D.
  • Audio and visual assistive devices for the Lozier Giant Screen Theater® are available upon request.

Sue's Wildlife Carousel

Thirty animals were added in spring 1999, but instead of fur were covered in brillant enamel. These are the animals that bring Sue's Wildlife Carousel to life. For generations, young and old alike have been enchanted by the nostalgic beauty and magical charm of the carousel.

Hours

Open daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. weather permitting.

All rides will not operate if there is rain, snow, ice or if the temperature will not reach 50 degrees by 1 p.m. You must be at least 42 inches tall to ride Sue's Wildlife Carousel without an adult.

Pricing

$3 per person

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members will receive a five-percent discount on their rides purchase by presenting their membership card and a valid photo I.D.

Train

All aboard! Take a ride on the Omaha Zoo Railroad. Guests can board the train at the Omaha Depot, located near Stingray Beach and Sue's Wildlife Carousel, or at the African Lodge, located on the southeast corner of the Zoo.

Hours

Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in September and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. in October.

Hours are weather-permitting.

All rides will not operate if there is rain, snow, ice or if the temperature will not reach 50 degrees by 1 p.m.

Pricing

One-way ticket: $3 per person
Roundtrip ride: $6 per person
Children 2 and under are free.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members will receive a five-percent discount on their rides purchase by presenting their membership card and a valid photo I.D.

Tram

Hours

Open daily from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in September and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in October weather permitting.

All rides will not operate if there is rain, snow, ice or if the temperature will not reach 50 degrees by 1 p.m.

Pricing

One-way ticket: $1 per stop (four stops)
Roundtrip ride: $4 per person
Children 2 and under are free.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members will receive a five-percent discount on their rides purchase by presenting their membership card and a valid photo I.D.

Skyfari

Hours

  • Open daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in September and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. in October. Roundtrip only Monday - Thursday.

Hours are weather-permitting.

All rides will not operate if there is rain, snow, ice or if the temperature will not reach 50 degrees by 1 p.m.

Pricing

One-way ride: $3 per person 
Roundtrip ride: $6 per person 
Children 2 and under are free

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members will receive a five-percent discount on their rides purchase by presenting their membership card and a valid photo I.D.

Stingray Beach

Hours

Open daily through September 30 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. In October, open Saturdays and Sundays only from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hours are weather-permitting.

All rides will not operate if there is rain, snow, ice or if the temperature will not reach 50 degrees by 1 p.m.

Pricing

  • $4 for non-members
  • $3 for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members (must have membership card and valid photo I.D. present)
  • $2 for school groups
  • Feeding cups are available for $1.50 (limited quantities daily)

Alaskan Adventure

Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Hours are weather-permitting.

Alaskan Adventure is a splashgrounds with unique water features. It was also the next step of the Zoo's Master Plan, following the African Grasslands, and will eventually include a new sea lion pool and a home for polar bears.

The exhibit is Alaskan-themed, featuring dancing waters through sprays and spouts and over 75 bronze sculptures created by Nebraska’s own, Matthew Placzek. The spraying water is managed through computerized controls, systematically spraying a mix of water and air through nozzles arranged around the sculptures to simulate the water effects made by the animals as they breech, porpoise, splash, spray water from their blowholes and emerge from or dive into the ocean.  

The centerpiece of Alaskan Adventure is an 18-foot-high humpback whale which has water trailing from its extended fins. A whale’s tail is a separate sculpture and is 16 feet wide and eight feet tall with water flowing from the edge as it appears to submerge for a deep dive. Additional bronze sculptures include: 30 jumping salmon, 25 puffins, 15 sea lions sunning on rocks, three porpoising orcas and three brown bears. Misting nozzles and native Alaskan landscape surround this new area to truly allow Zoo guests to feel like they are in Alaska. 

The Alaskan-themed splash ground is a way to incorporate animals and large species that the Zoo does not currently have, and gives kids the opportunity to learn about some of the  animals that can be seen near the Alaska coastline.

Alaskan Adventure will be located near Red Barn Park and Sue’s Carousel, making this area of the Zoo a hub for kids’ activities.  A family changing area is also located near the new exhibit.

This exhibit is free to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with paid general Zoo admission.