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Reopening Fact Sheet

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium plans a phased reopening. Phase 1 includes no indoor access but allows outdoor guest usage with clearly defined guidelines for the health and safety of Zoo guests and staff. There will be timed ticketing to keep guest attendance at a capacity that allows adherence to the 6-foot social distancing recommendations. Phase 1 capacity will be no more than 3000 guests at any given time and requires a time reservation to be made ahead of the visit at ... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Zoo Plans to Reopen June 1

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium plans to reopen on Monday, June 1, 2020. This announcement is based on the guidance given this afternoon by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts at his press conference. The Zoo has been planning for its reopening for about a month and will share its reopening details, which include significant restrictions, on Tuesday, May 26. Dennis Pate, president and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, said, “All of us at the Zoo are thrilled... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, May 21, 2020

Zoo Cuts Budget by 36% in Response to COVID-19

The Zoo has made the difficult decision to furlough and eliminate positions at the Zoo. All furloughed employees will retain their health benefits and have been notified. The furloughs are in addition to salary reductions, a hiring freeze and non-animal related expense reductions. Dennis Pate, president and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium said, “Decisions affecting our staff are very difficult and not made lightly knowing their level of commitment to the Zoo. While... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, May 7, 2020

Join In the 2020 City Nature Challenge

Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium to identify and count plants and animals that live among us. You can make a difference by participating in the City Nature Challenge to help document Omaha Metro biodiversity on April 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2020. The City Nature Challenge is an annual, global, community science competition to document urban biodiversity. The challenge engages residents to find and document plants, animals, and other organisms living in urban areas. Last year, over... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Apr 23, 2020