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New Behind-the-Scenes Experiences!

Registration is now open for three additional behind-the-scenes experiences at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Giraffe Backstage Pass Meet the Zoo’s herd of reticulated giraffes as you tour exclusive behind-the-scenes areas in the Syd and Betty Cate Family Giraffe Herd Rooms. This experience will be offered on the second and fourth Tuesday beginning April through September from 1 to 2 p.m. Cost is $45 for Zoo members and $60 for non-members (includes Zoo admission).... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Mar 15, 2019

Students - Join Us For an Eco-Adventure!

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is seeking students in ninth grade or older to join them for an Eco-Adventure in Cozumel, Mexico this July. Applications for the trip are due on February 15. Students will spend the first week of camp at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium where they will shadow animal care staff, become scuba certified at DiVentures and learn about the ocean and marine animals. The second week of camp will be spent in Cozumel. While in Mexico, participants... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Jan 18, 2019

Waddling to a Store Near You: Rockhopper Bock

The third of four beers in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Zipline Brewing Co.’s Zoo Brew Series, Rockhopper Bock, will waddle into select retail outlets next week and Zipline’s tasting rooms on Friday, January 25, 2019.  Rockhopper Bock drinkers can expect complex malty aromas and flavors, with a slight touch of fruitiness. The beer has a low bitterness and medium body. Proceeds generated from Rockhopper Bock will directly support the Zoo’s efforts to... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

Penguin Awareness Day

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is celebrating Penguin Awareness Day, January 20, the entire month of January with exclusive King Penguin adoption packages.  This month, in partnership with the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) , the Zoo is donating ten dollars from every Penguin Zoo Mama or Zoo Daddy package purchase directly to SANCCOB. Ten dollars is what it costs SANCCOB to care for one penguin chick for one day. This month... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

Help Omaha-Metro Earn the Title of "World's Most Biodiverse City"

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is looking for businesses and organizations to participate in the 2019 City Nature Challenge on April 26-29. The Omaha-Metropolitan area will compete against more than 160 cities across the globe for the title of “the world’s most biodiverse city” during the challenge. The City Nature Challenge is an international effort for people to discover and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. Cities compete against each... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Jan 10, 2019

Sweetheart Dinner at the Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has added a new event to its 2019 calendar – Sweetheart Dinner at the Zoo. The Valentine’s Day-themed event will be on the evenings of February 14, 15 and 16 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This couples only event includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium followed by a romantic dinner. Entertainment will include after-hours access to the Scott Aquarium, a photobooth, music by the Midlands String Quartet... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019

2018: New Exhibits , Animal Births and Conservation Milestones at the Zoo

Exciting things were happening at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in 2018, including the first phase of Asian Highlands, animal births and conservation milestones. Below is a recap of some of the big events that happened at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium the past year: 10 – Omaha Zoo Railroad Celebrates 50th Anniversary  In July, the Omaha Zoo Railroad celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Railroad’s official Golden Spike dedication ceremony took place on July... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Dec 21, 2018

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

International Cheetah Day

Preschool students at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will celebrate International Cheetah Day with cheetah-themed programming, including visits from zookeepers and an animal ambassador. Students will learn how cheetahs are unique from other large cats and test their new skills with an “identify a cheetah” exercise. Watson, a Terrier mix and member of the Zoo’s Interactive Animal Programs Department, will stop by to teach students how dogs help wildlife,... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Dec 3, 2018

Road Closures and Travel Information

Now into 2018, there will be road closures that may affect how you get to the Zoo. The Nebraska Department of Roads has provided a timeline of these closures and the suggested detours. Click here for some parking and safety tips to help you get on your way.   Timeline of Road Closures and Suggested Detours   Additional Updates Westbound Loop Ramp to I-80 The westbound loop ramp to I-80 from northbound 13th Street will be closing at 5 a.m. on Monday,... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Monday, Aug 28, 2017