Distance Learning


Virtual Field Trips to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Take a field trip to the Zoo without ever leaving your school. Our distance learning programs bring you inside the most popular exhibits at one of the world’s best zoos through video conferencing. Step inside the world’s largest indoor desert, or North America’s largest indoor rainforest without leaving your classroom. You will learn about the amazing animals and ecosystems at the zoo, speak with experts, and maybe even meet one of our animal ambassadors. These programs are fun, interactive, and correlate with state and national standards. Programs are scheduled at your convenience.

Connecting is easy; the only technology required is a webcam, microphone and internet connection.

Go nose-to-nose with over 75 Antarctic penguins. Say hello to Gentoo, Rockhopper, and King penguins. Witness their unique behaviors and discover their amazing adaptations from a front row seat at one of the premier penguin exhibits in the world.

Grade Levels: Pre K – 7th
Duration: 30-60 minutes
Cost:    $100.00
Standards: 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.4, 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.4, 8.3.4

Desert Adaptations
We step inside the World’s Largest Indoor Desert for this engaging program. Look up to see the world’s largest glazed geodesic dome, look down and see cactus, birds and mammals. Learn about this unique ecosystem with fun, engaging activities and meet one of our Animal Ambassadors.

Grade Levels:  K – 7th
Duration:  45 minutes
Cost:    $100.00
NE Science Standards: 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.4, 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.4, 8.3.4

Endangered Species
Join us in the Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Pavilion. We will learn why species become endangered and what we can do to save these animals. A visit by an animal from our renowned amphibian conservation program will shed light on the work being done to help combat the worldwide amphibian crisis.

Grade Levels:  6th – 12th
Duration:  45-60 minutes
Cost:    $100.00
NE Science Standards: 5.3.3, 5.3.4, 8.3.3, 8.3.4, 12.3.3, 12.3.4

Join us live from inside North America’s largest indoor rainforest. Learn the structure of this complex ecosystem, how plants and animals survive, and how the rainforest benefits us from thousands of miles away. This program is ‘supervised’ by either the two-toed sloth or gibbons in the trees behind the camera.

Grade Levels:  Pre K – 7th
Duration:  30-60 minutes
Cost:    $100.00
NE Science Standards: 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 5.3.1, 5.3.3, 8.3.3, 8.3.4

Ocean Life
Sharks, and Sea Turtles, and Stingrays, OH MY! With the backdrop of our 450,000 gallon salt water shark tank, everyone’s favorite ocean creatures are up close and personal. With everything from seven-foot sandbar sharks, to 250 pound sea turtles, you never know what will swim by and make an appearance.

Grade Levels:  Pre K – 7th
Duration:  30-60 minutes
Cost:    $100.00
NE Science Standards: 2.3.1, 2.4.2, 5.3.1, 5.3.3, 5.3.4, 8.3.3, 8.3.4

For more information or to make a reservation, please call (402) 738-6905 or e-mail zoo2you@omahazoo.com.