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We're Open on Thanksgiving Day!

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be open on Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving Day, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Zoo's main gift shop will be holding its annual Thanksgiving sale also on Thanksgiving Day, as well as Black Friday, November 24. On both days, visitors will receive 30-percent off their entire purchase. Animal paintings, calendars, books and clearance items are excluded from the sale. Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Northbound 13th Street Ramp to Westbound I-80 Reopened

The northbound 13th Street ramp to westbound I-80 has reopened. Now into 2018, guests are to expect additional road closures that may affect their route to the Zoo. The Nebraska Department of Roads has provided a timeline of these closures and the suggested detours. Click here for some parking and safety tips to help you get on your way. Timeline of Road Closures and Suggested Detours   Additional Updates Parts of I-80, I-29 Temporarily Closing Parts... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Murrey the Murre from Massachusetts Finds Home at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Murrey, the common murre from Massachusetts, traveled more than 1,500 miles to find a home at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. The seabird is now on exhibit in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium with common murre and puffins. Found on February 11 on Nauset Beach in Orleans, Mass., Murrey was brought to Wild Care, Inc., a Cape Cod wildlife rehabilitation center, for treatment on a two-inch-long laceration on her left thigh. Although the animal care team did not expect the bird... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens Visits the Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is one of five American zoos that the Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens’ (CAZG)  will visit for annual training. Six directors of Chinese zoos will tour Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Sunday, October 15 and Monday, October 16. While at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, CAZG guests will take an in depth tour of Zoo grounds, including the Lied Jungle, Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium and Desert Dome.... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Friday, Oct 13, 2017 | 0 comments

Road Closures and Travel Information

Now into 2018, there will be road closures that may affect how you get to the Zoo. The Nebraska Department of Roads has provided a timeline of these closures and the suggested detours. Click here for some parking and safety tips to help you get on your way.   Timeline of Road Closures and Suggested Detours   Additional Updates Westbound Loop Ramp to I-80 The westbound loop ramp to I-80 from northbound 13th Street will be closing at 5 a.m. on Monday,... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Monday, Aug 28, 2017 | 0 comments