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The Zoo Partners with DiVentures for Ocean Health Conservation and Education Programs

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is happy to announce DiVentures as an official partner of the Zoo. This innovative partnership will focus on Ocean Health Conservation and Education programs.  “DiVentures has been a great supporter of our diving program over the years, and we are very excited to have them as an official partner in conservation to help us engage the community in our efforts.” said Dennis Pate, president and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Apr 30, 2018

March and April Road Closures and Travel Information

Beginning March 19th, there will be road closures that may affect how you get to and from the Zoo. The Nebraska Department of Roads has provided a timeline of these closures and suggested detours.  Timeline of Road Closures and Suggested Detours Southbound I-480 and Northbound US-75 Ramps Extended ramp closures for the southbound I-480 and northbound US-75 ramps to eastbound I-80 began on March 19th at 10 p.m. for approximately 30 days.  Suggested detour routes are... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Mar 29, 2018

Newly Renovated Lozier Giant Screen Theater to Open on Friday

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s newly renovated Lozier Giant Screen Theater® will open to the public on Friday, March 30. The Theater has been closed for upgrades since January 15. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium contracted D3D Cinema to lead its digital 3D projection system upgrade, which includes a new projection system, screen and sound system. A Christie xenon-illuminated 3-D 4K projection system has eliminated the need for film reels. With the digital... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018

Wildlife Safari Park to Open for the Season on Friday

Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland will open for the season on Friday, March 30. The Park will be open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wildlife Safari Park offers four miles of drive-through North American wildlife viewing from the comfort of your own vehicle. Wildlife Safari Park visitors will see a variety of animals in their natural habitats, including more than 60 American elk spread across the 50-acre Elk Meadow and a 10-acre wetlands area with American white pelicans. Visitors can explore the... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018

Zoo Collaborates with Mashatu Game Reserve in the Field and at Home

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s collaboration with the Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana doesn’t end with conservation efforts in Africa. Zoo employees, docents and Zoo Academy students will have the opportunity to attend presentations by Dr. Andrei Snyman, the Reserve’s Director of Research, on Tuesday, March 27. Snyman will give three presentations on Tuesday, including two for students enrolled in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Zoo... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Mar 26, 2018

Omaha's STEM Ecosystem to Host Panel of Virtual Reality Experts at Zoo

The Omaha STEM Ecosystem, in partnership with the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, will host a panel discussion with leading industry experts in virtual reality in the workplace on Tuesday, March 27, from 5-7 p.m. in the Zoo’s Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium. This adults only event is free and open to the public.   The “Emerging Technology: Virtual Reality Technology in the Workplace, Today and... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018

Aquarium Named One of "15 Top Aquariums in the U.S. You Need to Experience" By TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor has named the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium one of the “15 Top Aquariums in the U.S. You Need to Experience.” The Scott Aquarium, which is one of only two aquariums that is housed within a zoo, is ranked eighth on the list.  The algorithm is based on reviews on TripAdvisor.com. According to TripAdvisor, the site analyzed every traveler review on the site identifying which destinations across America were most... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018

Zoo's New Education Center Named After Robert B. Daugherty

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is honored to announce the name of its new education facility as the Robert B. Daugherty Education Center.  The Daugherty Education Center is home to year-round programming and provides educational space to more than 9,000 student visitors annually. The Zoo’s full-time high school, kindergarten and after school programs are all located within the state-of-the-art building.  Mr. Daugherty (1922-2010) founded Valmont Industries and... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Mar 16, 2018

Spring Has Sprung at the Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium transitioned to its spring hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., today – just in time for spring break visitors. These hours will be in effect through October 31. In addition to the extended hours, Zoo guests can now enjoy the Bay Family’s Children’s Adventure Trails, excluding water activities, weather permitting. Within the area, guests can interact with goats in Goat Hills, play in a 40-foot-wide by three story tall Treehouse and crawl... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Mar 15, 2018

Zoo Members "Zoo More Good"

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s annual Membership Drive is underway, and this year the Zoo is highlighting how you can “Zoo More Good.”  Nearly 800 volunteers assist the Zoo in selling memberships throughout the drive. This year’s campaign, Zoo More Good, highlights how purchasing a membership contributes to the Zoo’s conservation efforts locally and around the globe.  Membership prices will be discounted through April 1, when the... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018