Bring your group to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for a WILD time!

Campouts are available year-round. Children must be at least 4 years old, and 1 adult is required to attend with every 10 youth. Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance.

Please call (402) 738-2049 to make reservations.


Making a Campout Reservation 

For reservations, please call (402) 738-2049.

Large Group Campouts (25 or more participants)

Schools, churches, boy scouts, girl scouts, summer camps, families and more with a minimum of 25 people can reserve a campout date year round.

Packages & Pricing

Where Can My Group Sleep?

Campout Guidelines

Are there any campout souvenirs available?

Are there other activities available during the campout?

BlueCross Blue Shield




Through the generous support of BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska, a *free overnight experience at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is now available for select schools in Nebraska.  Free campouts are only available in the Education Classrooms, Durham Lodge, or the Wildlife Safari Park. 

*Nebraska schools outside of the Omaha or Lincoln metro area are eligible for a free campout. 

Family Campouts

You don't have to travel half way across the world to take your family on an exotic vacation. Family campouts include a continental breakfast, snack and a visit from one of our Animal Ambassadors. Children must be 4 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Campouts are $35.00 per person (unless otherwise noted). All campouts run 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.

To register for a campout, please call (402) 738-2049.                    

July 12th – Prairie Dog Meadow (tent required) Sleep under the stars at Prairie Dog Meadows, then get an early morning sneak peek at our New Stingray Beach!

July 26th – Wild Kingdom Pavilion Campout
August 23rd – Garden of the Senses Campout
September 6th – Prairie Dog Meadow Campout*
October 11th – Wildlife Safari Park Campout $45 (includes Haunted Safari special event)
October 25th – Expedition Madagascar
November 15th – Penguin Campout $40
December 6th – Lied Jungle Campout*
December 27th – Scott Aquarium Campout $40 

Small Group Campouts

Small Group campouts are designed for schools, churches, boy scouts, girl scouts, or summer camps who cannot meet our 25 person large group campout minimum. Campouts are $35.00 per person (unless otherwise noted). All campouts run 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Small Group Campout Guidelines - Please hand this out to all adult members of your group.             

July 20th -- Penguin Campout

July 12th – Prairie Dog Meadow (tent required) Sleep under the stars at Prairie Dog Meadows, then get an early morning sneak peek at our New Stingray Beach!

July 27th – Scott Aquarium ($40.00 per person)

August 16th – Penguin Campout ($40.00 per person)

September 6th – Wildlife Safari Park

September 13th – Scott Aquarium ($40.00 per person)

October 4th – Desert Dome Campout (tent required)

November 8th – Hubbard Gorilla Valley

December 6th – Scott Aquarium ($40.00 per person)

Frequently Asked Questions


Are there any campout souvenirs available?
Are there other activities available during the campout?