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Spring Has Sprung at the Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium transitioned to its spring hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., today – just in time for spring break visitors. These hours will be in effect through October 31. In addition to the extended hours, Zoo guests can now enjoy the Bay Family’s Children’s Adventure Trails, excluding water activities, weather permitting. Within the area, guests can interact with goats in Goat Hills, play in a 40-foot-wide by three story tall Treehouse and crawl... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Mar 15, 2018

Zoo Members "Zoo More Good"

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s annual Membership Drive is underway, and this year the Zoo is highlighting how you can “Zoo More Good.”  Nearly 800 volunteers assist the Zoo in selling memberships throughout the drive. This year’s campaign, Zoo More Good, highlights how purchasing a membership contributes to the Zoo’s conservation efforts locally and around the globe.  Membership prices will be discounted through April 1, when the... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Mar 14, 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 36th Annual Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will host 300 of science and engineering’s best and brightest 6 – 12th graders at the 36th annual Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF) on Saturday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 300 students are registered to compete at this year’s fair, with 270 projects representing 10 high schools and 20 middle schools. The student competitors represent public, private and home schools from Douglas, Sarpy and Washington Counties.... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018

Zoo Looks to Earn Omaha-Metro Title of "World's Most Biodiverse City"

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is looking for businesses and organizations to participate in the 2018 City Nature Challenge, April 27-30. The Omaha-Metropolitan area will compete against more than 60 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 find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. Cities compete against each other... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Tuesday, Feb 27, 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

Zoo Academy Students Host "Recycle Your Future" Event

Help Zoo Academy students “Recycle Your Future” by bringing in plastic recyclables to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium this Saturday. Items will be made into a mountain of recyclables during a Recycle Your Future, Zoo Academy hosted recycling event. Zoo visitors who bring in at least four items will be eligible to win a 15 percent discount coupon to use on Zoo grounds. Interactive recycling games and informational booths will teach visitors how to reduce, reuse and... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Feb 22, 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

Zoo Hosts Job Fair

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium looks to fill 200 part-time Guest Services positions at a job fair on Sunday, Feb. 25 from 1-5 p.m. The job fair will be on Zoo grounds in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium Conference Center. Positions will be available in the following Guest Services departments: catering, concessions, Durham’s TreeTops Restaurant, gift shop, grounds, the Lozier Giant Screen Theater, rides and ticketing. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Feb 19, 2018