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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

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

Zoo Continues Focus on Guest Experience

Continuing its focus on enhancing the guest experience, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has a proposed project for additional concessions, new restrooms, an open-air market, children’s play area and public plaza near Sue’s Wildlife Carousel. The Zoo hopes to open the new Carousel Plaza in spring 2019. The area, which was initially deferred to the next master plan, has been expedited due to the need for updated guest services facilities near Alaskan Adventure,... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Mar 12, 2018

Zoo Hosts 14th Annual Regional Science Olympiad

More than 500 sixth to 12th grade students representing about 45 schools and teams in the Midwest will compete in the 14th annual Regional Science Olympiad on Saturday, February 24 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. The Regional Science Olympiad was started by the Zoo in 2005 as an outlet for students to advance to the Nebraska Science Olympiad in April. The Olympiad brings excitement to science education through rigorous challenges in the following... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Feb 23, 2018

Rare Australian Lizard Now Calls Desert Dome Home

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is now the third Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited institution to have a perentie, varanus giganteus, the largest monitor or goanna lizard native to Australia. Ngintaka, pronounced nin-taka, is a male perentie who can be seen inthe Zoo’s Desert Dome. The perentie, which means “giant lizard spirit”in Australian Aboriginal mythology,is the fourth largest lizard species in the world commonly reaching more than eight... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

Olmec Statue from Sister City Installed at Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium

“The King,”a replica of Olmec Colossal Head No. 1,from Omaha’s sister city Xalapa, Mexico will be installed in the Lied Jungle at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Thursday, Feb.22 at 11 a.m.Media escorts will be available at Guest Services.The statue will be formally dedicatedin May. “The King” is a 20,000-pound gift to the city of Omaha which will reside at the Zoo in the South American section of the Lied Jungle. According to Americo Zuniga... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018