Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, a non-profit organization, prides itself on its contributions to the surrounding communities. In an effort to give back, the Zoo is willing to consider requests from the local community. With multiple philanthropic commitments and limited charitable resources, we will do what we can to satisfy all requests.
Special Pass memberships area provided to non-profit agencies meeting certain criteria set by Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
Formal education programs, after-school, YMCA, church youth programs and the like do not qualify for a Special Pass Membership. Organization contacts of these programs should visit www.omahazoo.com/field-trips to request school group field trip pricing for future Zoo trips.
Please Note: Special Passes are NOT offered as donations to local fundraisers. Please see the Donations section below.
Program Qualifications and 2019 Application
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is happy to support community organizations. As a non-profit, our mission is: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium inspires, educates, and engages people to serve as life-long stewards for animals, their habitats, and their conservation.
As of April 2018, only donations from Nebraska and Iowa will be accepted. Community donation requests will only be accepted if the donation will be used to directly raise funds for an organization. Requests for door prizes or free raffles will not be accepted.
To qualify for a community donation you must fall under one of the following criteria:
Things that would not qualify:
Should you qualify for a community donation, in continuation with our conservation efforts, we ask that you submit your request online via the link below. Phone calls or mailed requests will not be accepted.
Apply for a Community Donation
If you do not receive an approval email two weeks prior to your event, we were unable to fulfill your request. Please contact the Special Requests Department with any questions at email@example.com.