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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

Membership Drive Continues and Virtual Trips to Zoo Are Available

The Zoo and Aquarium is currently closed to the public, but continues its commitment to animals, conservation efforts, and the Omaha community, like we hope you will do by renewing your membership today. As a non-profit, the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium exclusively relies on proceeds from community donations, membership sales, and ticketed programs to support the Zoo’s animals and operations. By putting your dollars into Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium now,... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Mar 23, 2020

Vote Now for Zoo 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, April 12, at 11 a.m. to vote online. Each... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Mar 20, 2020

Zoo Extends Closing Date Due to COVID-19

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is extending the date that it will be closed to the public through April 30, 2020. The decision was made based on the directions yesterday by Douglas County Health Department, and Nebraska’s publication of guidance on cancelling events and limiting the number of people in public gatherings. The Zoo is not aware of any guests or employees with positive Coronavirus tests. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will continue to post updates... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Mar 19, 2020

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Closes Due to COVID-19

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 16, through the end of the month. The decision was made based on the announcement yesterday by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts of the state’s first case of community spread and Nebraska’s publication of guidance on events and public gatherings. The Zoo is not aware of any guests or employees with positive Coronavirus tests. As the situation changes and decisions are made about the... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Sunday, Mar 15, 2020

Food Operations Job Fair on March 12

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is looking to fill seasonal part-time and part-time Food Operations positions at a job fair on Thursday, March 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. The job fair will be conducted in the Zoo’s Durham TreeTops Restaurant. Applicants should enter through the main Guest Services lobby. Positions are available in the Zoo’s concessions areas, restaurants, picnics, and catering operations. All attendees are required to apply online at least 24 hours... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Mar 6, 2020

Annual Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair at Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will host almost 300 of science and engineering’s best and brightest sixth through 12th graders at the 41st annual Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF) on Thursday, March 5, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   This year’s fair has 283 students registered to compete, with 240 projects representing seven high schools and 15 middle schools. The student competitors represent public, private and home schools from Douglas, Sarpy and... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020

Celebrating 125 Years

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is excited to announce that the Zoo is celebrating its 125th year anniversary in 2020.  Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium can track its history back to Riverview Park, which was founded as part of the park and boulevard system for the city of Omaha. This forward-thinking vision for the city set the stage for one of the world’s best zoos. With the 1895 completion of land purchases for Riverview Park and then the acquisition of... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020

Still Looking for a Way to Celebrate Valentine’s Day? Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for Trivia Night with a Romantic Comedy Theme

Bring your 90's romantic comedy expertise to Trivia Night tonight, Thursday, February 13, at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in the Lozier Giant Screen Theater®. This quizzical evening will include Animal Ambassadors, drinks, snacks, and of course, a ton of trivia!    The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and questions will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Theater snacks and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Feb 13, 2020

Ring in the “Noon Year” at Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium invites guests to ring in the new year at its annual Noon Year’s Eve event on Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Noon Year’s Eve is a family-friendly event that allows guests of all ages to ring in the new year without staying up until the midnight hour. Have a wild time with entertainment from Joe Cole’s Magic Show, DJ music and an early crowd countdown to 2020, complete with a mini beach ball drop.  The... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Dec 27, 2019