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Backyard Wilderness Now Playing at the Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is now screening Backyard Wilderness, a 3D film, at the Lozier Giant Screen Theater®. Showtimes are 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Closed captioning is available. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, Backyard Wilderness displays unique wildlife imagery and behavior, all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests and moving along forest floors and pond bottoms. Viewers follow a young girl and her modern family, who are... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Nov 1, 2018

Omaha's Zoo Joins 21 Aquariums Across the Country for ACP First Steps Campaign

Twenty-two top aquariums across the United States – including Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium – have already eliminated 5 million straws in their coordinated campaign to reduce sources of plastic pollution. Now they’re upping their game by encouraging individuals, businesses and cities around the country to cut back on single-use plastic—starting with plastic straws—by Earth Day 2019.  Banding together in a joint #FirstStep to plastic-free... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Nov 1, 2018

Winter Hours Begin November 1

Beginning November 1, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Wildlife Safari Park will transition to winter hours.  Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium admission will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buildings will stay open until 5 p.m. The Zoo is open year-round except Christmas Day.  Wildlife Safari Park will be transitioning to its end of season hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be open daily through November 4. The remainder of the month, Wildlife Safari... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018

Zoo Partners with OPS for High-Altitude Balloon Launch

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is partnering with Omaha Public Schools’ (OPS) Science Office for a high-altitude balloon launch on Thursday, November 1 at noon. The weather balloons will carry experimental pods created by Zoo Academy students to maximum altitudes of between 80,000 and 120,000 feet.  The launch will take place at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on the Desert Dome Plaza, weather dependent.  The middle school Zoo Academy students,... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018

291 Gopher Frogs Released in Mississippi

Earlier this month, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was part of the third and most successful release of zoo-bred dusky gopher frogs to date. The Zoo, in collaboration with the Memphis Zoo, Detroit Zoo, Dallas Zoo and Birmingham Zoo, released 291 of the critically endangered species into restored habitat in Mississippi on October 12. The release is part of an ongoing, large-scale effort to establish a new self-sustaining population of dusky gopher frogs, which at one point had... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Oct 26, 2018

World Lemur Day at the Zoo

Today (October 26) is World Lemur Day and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is celebrating at the Zoo and across the globe in Madagascar.  In Madagascar, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is partnering with the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership (MBP) for reforestation events on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27. On Friday, the organizations will plant 18 thousand trees in six different sites in Madagascar, including thousands of native trees. On Saturday,... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Oct 26, 2018

Join Us For a Halloween-Themed Lake Cleanup Event!

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium invites the public to join them for a Halloween-themed lake cleanup event on Sunday, October 28 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Levi Carter Park at 4405 Carter Lake Shore Drive West. Costumes are encouraged at this citizen science event. Exclusive backstage passes to the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium will be given to a costume contest winner and the individual who collects the most trash during the cleanup event. By joining the Zoo in its cleanup... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Oct 25, 2018

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 11 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