Enjoy Late Nights at the Zoo On Thursdays This Summer

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Enjoy Late Nights at the Zoo On Thursdays This Summer

Late Nights at the Zoo continues Thursdays through August 20 at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Gather your friends and make it a weekly event to relax with wildlife, food trucks and drinks at the Zoo. The series continues this Thursday, July 30, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. and is for adults only, ages 21 and older. Late Nights at the Zoo also occurs on the next three Thursdays, August 6, 13, and 20. 

“During this unpredictable and ever-changing time, we hope the Omaha community will take a break, enjoy a summer evening safely, and in the process help the Zoo,” said Dennis Schnurbusch, senior vice president of operations and COO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. “These times have been tough on so many who rely on visitors. The financial support the Zoo gains from our events is critical for animal care and day-to-day operations.” 

Each ticket to Late Nights at the Zoo includes one complimentary drink ticket, access to select Zoo exhibits after-hours including the Desert Dome and Scott Aquarium, and the ability to purchase cuisine from local food trucks. Additional drink tickets are available for purchase at multiple spots throughout the event area. All guests must be ages 21 and older and must bring a valid, state-issued ID to the event. No exceptions will be made for any reason.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is committed to taking the necessary precautions to protect the health and wellness of all staff, guests and animals. The Zoo has adopted the principals of a "healthy you, healthy Zoo." During Late Nights at the Zoo, face masks are strongly encouraged outdoors and are required to enter indoor exhibits. Face masks are available for purchase onsite if a guest does not have one to enter an indoor exhibit. 

Each Late Nights’ capacity is limited to 3,000 total attendees. To guarantee admission, the Zoo recommends purchasing tickets in advance online. Advance ticket purchases offer a discounted admission price of $13 per person for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and $23 per person for non-members. Admission tickets can also be purchased the day of the event at the Zoo main entrance for $18 for Zoo members and $28 for non-members. To purchase your tickets for the next event and find more details about Late Nights, including participating food trucks and open Zoo exhibits, please visit the Zoo’s website at OmahaZoo.com/Special-Events.

Posted by Diane Kohout at 3:59 PM