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Banana Slug String Band Coming to the Zoo

Registration is now open for the second conservation-based program in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Nancy Armitage Wildlife Lecture Series. The Banana Slug String Band will perform on Saturday, November 3 at 10:30 a.m. (doors open at 10 a.m.) in the Zoo’s Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Pavilion Auditorium. The Banana Slug String Band is a group of musicians, songwriters and educators who blend music, theater, puppetry and audience participation to create a... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Oct 22, 2018

Marketing Director Named One of Midland Business Journal's 40 Under 40

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Director of Communications, Marketing, Events and Sales, Dawn Ream, was named a recipient of the 40 Under 40 awards from the Midlands Business Journal.  Judges sought executives who excel in leadership roles and demonstrate a drive to produce positive changes within their respective organizations. Professionals honored include entrepreneurs, executives and professional men and women from the Greater Omaha, Sarpy County and Council... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Oct 18, 2018

Spooktacular at the Zoo

Guests are invited to bring their little ghouls and goblins to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium® for Spooktacular presented by Veridian Credit Union on October 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Zoo offers Spooktacular as a safe, not-so-scary way for families to have fun with Halloween. This fun-filled evening includes admission to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium after-hours, trick-or-treating and fun activities! During Spooktacular,... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Oct 12, 2018

Fall Programming at the Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Wildlife Safari Park are offering up fun fall programming, including day camps and Zoo Troop programs for the kids and exploration events for the entire family.  Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium •    Endangered Animals and Conservation – October 20 and November 17, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Through activities and investigation, participants will learn about threatened species from around the globe and... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018

Zoo Partners with Omaha STEM Ecosystem to Host Omaha Girl Powered Event

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the Omaha STEM Ecosystem have partnered to host the Omaha Girl Powered VEX Robotics Workshop on Saturday, October 6 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Robert B. Daugherty Education Center.  The workshop, which aims to engage more young women in robotics and STEM, will unite 60 elementary and middle school girls for the opportunity to meet like-minded peers, explore building and programming robots... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Oct 5, 2018

Zoo President Joins Board of Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Staff at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s passion for conservation extends beyond its gates and into their free time through volunteer work. Most recently, Dennis Pate, president and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, has been elected to sit on the board for the prestigious Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGF).   DFGF, whose mission is dedicated to the conservation, protection and study of gorillas and their habitats in Africa, was founded in... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Oct 4, 2018

Zoo Designated a Groundwater Guardian Green Site

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has recently been designated a Groundwater Guardian Green Site by The Groundwater Foundation. The Zoo earned the recognition by practicing good groundwater and environmental stewardship.  Groundwater Guardian Green Sites are essentially places with a lot of green space that implement groundwater and surface water-friendly practices to maintain the site. Zoo Academy students at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium completed an... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018

Zoo Partners with United Way of the Midlands and 2-1-1 Hotline for Third Year

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is partnering with United Way of the Midlands and the 2-1-1 Helpline to provide free household memberships to eligible families for the “Bring Your Family to the Zoo” program. This is the third year of the program.  The “Bring Your Family to the Zoo” program is focused on creating family and community engagement in hopes of improving academic achievement. This year, third grade students in 44 area Omaha-Council Bluffs... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Oct 1, 2018

Zoo Hits 50 Millionth Visitor Milestone

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium hit a major milestone today when it welcomed its 50 millionth visitor through its gates since 1966. Prior to 1966, attendance records were not recorded.   In 1966, just less than 88 thousand people visited Omaha’s Zoo. Attendance more than doubled the following year to 229 thousand following the opening of the Bear Grottos, Ape Buildings and Nature Kingdom. The Zoo reached a milestone of one million visitors for its first time in... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Saturday, Sep 22, 2018

Second Beer in Zoo Brew Series to Focus on African Elephant Conservation

The second of four beers in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Zipline Brewing Co.’s Zoo Brew Series, African Elephant XPA, will make its debut in Zipline’s tasting room on  Friday, September 28 and select retail outlets by Saturday, September 29.  African Elephant XPA, an extra pale ale, is brewed and dry-hopped exclusively with Southern Star hops from South Africa. Drinkers can expect a crisp, bright taste with tangy berry notes. Proceeds generated from... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Sep 14, 2018