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Polar Bear and Cubs Club

If you are an Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium member, a parent of a pre-kindergarten aged child and interested in weekly educational activities, then Polar Bear and Cubs Club is a perfect fit for you!

This club is free to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and is a great way to meet other Zoo members. Exercise, learn and explore the Zoo with the Polar Bear and Cubs Club every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in Wild Kingdom Pavilion.

Polar Bear & Cubs Club will be cancelled if Omaha Public Schools cancels class. Starting time shifts seasonally with Zoo opening times.

Contact the Education Department at (402) 738-2092 or earlychildhood@OmahaZoo.com for more information.

November 8        Giraffe Can’t Dance 
                              Giraffe                                                                   Giraffe Can’t Dance

November 15      Let's Talk Turkey
                              Turkeys                                                                 All About Turkeys

November 22      Tigers Are Terrific
                              Tigers                                                                    Everything Big Cats

November 29      I Can’t See You 
                              Animal Camouflage                                                 Hide-and-Seek Science

December 6       Snow Lovers
                              Snow Leopards                                                       Little Mist

December 13     Christmas for the Birds
                             Backyard Habitats                                                   Backyard Habitats

December 20      Polar Express
                              Animals of the Poles                                               Polar Express

December 27      Who’s in My Backyard?
                              Animal Feet/Tracks                                                 Whose Feet?

January 3           Winter Wonderland 
                              Animals in Winter                                                   What Do Animals Do in Winter?

January 10         Who Would Win?
                              Polar Bears & Grizzlies                                           Who Would Win?

January 17         Puffin Fling
                              Puffins                                                                   Night of the Pufflings

January 24         Waddle, Dive, Wiggle
                              Penguins                                                              Penguins, Penguins Everywhere!

January 31        Into the Rainforest
                            Rainforest Animals                                                 The Rainforest Grew All Around

Walking Club

If you are an Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium member age 50 or older, you too can be a member of the Zoo's Walking Club. Not only will you receive the benefits of being an Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium member, but you will also enjoy early entrance to the Zoo on Friday mornings! 

Walking Club provides a healthy way to stay fit, enjoy the Zoo and to meet many others with the same "wild interests". 

Walking Club is a free benefit for Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium members.  We meet every Friday morning in Guest Services.  March 1 through October 31 at 8 a.m. and November 1 through February 28 at 9 a.m. 

For more information, please email kathyv@omahazoo.com.

Photo Club

Interested in becoming part of Photo Club at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium? This club is for Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium members who are at least 18 years of age with a passion for photography. Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium offers unlimited opportunities to photograph unique species of animals, plants and more. Plus as a member of the club, your photos could be seen in Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium advertising, website stories, ZooPrints articles, eNews and more.

To become a member of Photo Club you must:

  • Have an Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium membership for the current year
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Pay $20.00 annual Photo Club registration fee  (used to cover general office costs, use of Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium meeting space and guest speakers).  The fee must be paid at time of registration.

Complete a Registration Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Benefits of the Photo Club include:

  • Monthly meetings with guest speakers on the first Saturday of every month in Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion Auditorium at 9 a.m.
  • Early access to the Zoo on Friday mornings. Early access begins at 8:30 a.m. in Guest Services. (There is no behind-the-scenes access for Photo Club members. Photos must be taken from the public path). Please bring your Photo Club badge, photo ID and Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium membership card with you to receive early access.
  • Photos can be used in Zoo advertising, eNews, ZooPrints newsletter, website, social media plus more.

Photo Club is in session June 1 - May 31. Members meet at 9 a.m. on scheduled days.

Contact the Marketing Department at communications@OmahaZoo.com for more information.

Photo and Video Policy

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has guidelines in place for non-commerical and commerical photography and videography on grounds. All requests are subject to approval by Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium®. The final production piece must represent the family friendly brand of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and its mission.

Read Our Policy

Safari Club

Are you an Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium member over the age of 18? Do you like learning about the Zoo and the animals that live here? If so, we have a great offering just for you! 

Safari Club is a free benefit to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium adult members and meets on the third Tuesday of the month (September - May) from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Be sure to swing on in and have a howling good time with us. 

Please contact the Education Department at (402) 738-6901 for more information.