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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

Zoo Announces Tomorrow’s Day 12 Gift of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving

For the final day of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is giving the community the gift of free admission to children under the age of 12 beginning Thursday, December 26 through Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Up to six children can be admitted free to the Zoo with each paid adult.  This is the third year Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has offered this holiday gift to the community. The free admission for children under the age of 12 is an... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Dec 23, 2019

Zoo Announces Tomorrow’s Day 11 Gift of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving: Meet Marshall

As part of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, a Meeting with Marshall, an Indian rhinoceros calf born on Friday, August 30, is announced as the Day 11 Gift for tomorrow. One visitor to the Zoo on Monday, Dec. 23, will be randomly selected on Zoo grounds by Santa’s Squad to win this prize. Prizes will continue daily through Tuesday, Dec. 24, and are expected to range from special gifts to Behind the Scenes experiences. The next day’s prize... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Sunday, Dec 22, 2019

Zoo Announces Tomorrow’s Day 10 Gift of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving

As part of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, an Aquarist Experience in the Scott Aquarium is announced as the Day 10 Gift for tomorrow. One visitor to the Zoo on Sunday, Dec. 22, will be randomly selected on Zoo grounds by Santa’s Squad to win this prize. Prizes will continue daily through Tuesday, Dec. 24, and are expected to range from special gifts to Behind the Scenes experiences. The next day’s prize will be announced to the media,... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Saturday, Dec 21, 2019