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Asian Highlands Takes First Place as Best Zoo Exhibit in 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has selected Asian Highlands at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium as the Best Zoo Exhibit in North America. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Wildlife Safari Park also ranked at the top of the leader board in the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was named the third “Best Zoo” in the country, while Wildlife Safari Park ranked as the second... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jul 17, 2020

Vote Now for the Zoo, Asian Highlands, and Wildlife Safari Park in 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has selected Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium as a contender for “Best Zoo” and Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park for “Best Safari Park” in America. Asian Highlands at the Zoo has also been nominated as “Best Zoo Exhibit” in the country. The public is being asked to cast their votes online to determine the winners.  The public has until Monday, July... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Jun 29, 2020

Wildlife Safari Park Opens Bison Overlook, Walking Trails and More

Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska, is opening more areas for visitors today after being a drive-through experience only this season due to coronavirus. Guests are now able to leave their vehicle to do some exploring.  Areas opening today to visitors include the walking trails, the Bison Overlook, the Pelican Wetlands Overlook, the Eagle Aviary, the Prairie Dog viewing, the Pawnee Creek Food Trailer, and the base deck of the Crane Meadows Viewing Tower (all other... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Jun 15, 2020

Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park Opens Friday for Drive-Through Visitors

Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska, will open for the season this Friday, March 27, with the daily hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the Wildlife Safari Park will be limited to a drive-through experience only until April 30, 2020. Several areas will not be accessible by guests on foot including the hiking trails, Visitor Center, the Hands-On Corral, Eagle Aviary, and the Bison Overlook and Nature Play Area.  “All of us at... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020

Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Wins USA TODAY 10Best Awards

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Wildlife Safari Park ranked at the top of the leader board in the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium ® was named the second “ Best Zoo ” in the country, while its Lied Jungle ® won “ Best Zoo Exhibit .” Wildlife Safari Park was awarded with “ Best Wildlife Park ” in America for the second year in a row.  The... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, May 3, 2019

Vote for Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium for Best Zoo in America

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards has selected Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium ® as a contender for “Best Zoo” and Wildlife Safari Park for “Best Wildlife Park” in America. The Lied Jungle ® at the Zoo has been nominated as “Best Zoo Exhibit” in the country. The public is now being called upon for their votes.  The public has until Monday, April 22 nd  at 11 a.m. to vote... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Mar 25, 2019

Moon Gazing at Wildlife Safari Park

Enjoy views of the full moon from the prairie at Wildlife Safari Park for its Moon Gazing Telescopes and Prairie Skies event from 7-10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19. Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the moon with the Omaha Astronomical Society and enjoy moon-themed treats, including Moon Pies and Tang. Telescopes will be available for viewing the night sky, however, guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars and portable telescopes. This is an outdoor event.... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019

Geminids Meteor Shower Viewing Party at Wildlife Safari Park

The Geminids meteor shower, considered to be one of the most spectacular showers of the year, will peak on Thursday, December 13. Join Wildlife Safari Park from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for unobstructed views from the prairie.  At the Geminids Meteor Shower Telescopes and Prairie Skies Star Party, guests will have the opportunity to learn about astronomy and discover what a meteor shower is with the Omaha Astronomical Society . Wildlife photographer Mike Benkis will teach guests best... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

Zoo, Wildlife Safari Park to Soon Accept Natural Christmas Tree Donations for Animal Enrichment

Need a home for your freshly cut Christmas tree after the holidays? The Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park will soon be accepting natural Christmas tree donations, which will provide enrichment opportunities for many of our animals. The official drop-off locations and timeframe donations will be accepted will be announced soon, but so you can start preparing your tree accordingly… For the safety of the animals, please use the following care and display guidelines: • Avoid any... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017