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2016 Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium® Hours & Admission Fees


Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is open year-round except for Christmas Day. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from March 15 through October 31 with buildings staying open until 6 p.m. The Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily November 1 through March 14 with buildings staying open until 5 p.m.

During inclement weather, please call (402) 733-8401.

The Zoo is a tobacco-free facility and parking is free to guests. If you would like to receive bi-monthly Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium updates about news, events and education, please email communications@omahazoo.com.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Memberships:
Click here to purchase an Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium membership. To download an application to return by mail, please click here.

Spring and Fall Zoo Admission: March 15 – May 14; September 15 – October 31:
Adults (ages 12 and over): $17.95
Children (ages 3-11): $11.95
Seniors (65 and over): $16.95
Children (2 and under): FREE
Military Adult (12 and over): $16.95
Military Child (3-11): $10.95

Winter Zoo Admission: January 1 – March 14; November 1 – December 31:
Adults (ages 12 and over): $14.95
Children (ages 3-11): $9.95
Seniors (65 and over): $13.95
Children (2 and under): FREE
Military Adult (12 and over): $13.95
Military Child (3-11): $8.95

Summer Zoo Admission: May 15 – September 14:
Adults (ages 12 and over): $18.95
Children (ages 3-11): $12.95
Seniors (65 and over): $17.95
Children (2 and under): FREE
Military Adult (12 and over): $17.95
Military Child (3-11): $11.95           

Winter Zoo and Lozier IMAX® Theater Combo Rate (includes Zoo admission and one ticket to an IMAX® film): January 1 – March 14; November 1 – December 31:
Adults (ages 12 and over): $19.95
Children (ages 3-11): $14.95
Seniors (65 and over): $18.95
Children (2 and under): FREE (if sitting on a paid guest’s lap)
Military Adult (12 and over): $18.95
Military Child (3-11): $13.95
For showtimes, please click here.

Spring and Fall Zoo and Lozier IMAX® Theater Combo Rate (includes Zoo admission and 1 ticket to an IMAX® film): March 15 – May 14; September 15 – October 31:
Adults (ages 12 and over): $22.95
Children (ages 3-11): $16.95
Seniors (65 and over): $21.95
Children (2 and under): FREE (if sitting on a paid guest’s lap)
Military Adult (12 and over): $21.95
Military Child (3-11): $15.95
For showtimes, please click here.

Summer Zoo and Lozier IMAX® Theater Combo Rate (includes Zoo admission and 1 ticket to an IMAX® film): May 15 – September 14:
Adults (ages 12 and over): $23.95
Children (ages 3-11): $17.95
Seniors (65 and over): $22.95
Children (2 and under): FREE (if sitting on a paid guest’s lap)
Military Adult (12 and over): $22.95
Military Child (3-11): $16.95
For showtimes, please click here.

Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Lozier IMAX® Theater Fees:
The Lozier IMAX® Theater is now considered a paid feature within the Zoo. Admission to the theater will only be issued to guests visiting with an Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium membership or with the purchase of a Zoo and IMAX® combo ticket. Guests cannot use admission from a previous day to purchase IMAX® tickets. Same-day admission only.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members: FREE
Adults (ages 12 and over): $6.00
Children (ages 3 - 11): $6.00
Seniors (ages 65 and over): $6.00
Children (2 and under if sitting on lap): FREE
For showtimes, please click here.

Winter Reciprocal Zoo Admission: January 1 – March 14; November 1 – December 31:
Adults (ages 12 and over): $7.45
Children (ages 3-11): $4.95
Seniors (65 and over): $6.95
Children (2 and under): FREE

Spring and Fall Reciprocal Zoo Admission: March 15 – May 14; September 15 – October 31:
Adults (ages 12 and over): $8.95
Children (ages 3-11): $5.95
Seniors (65 and over): $8.45
Children (2 and under): FREE

Summer Reciprocal Zoo Admission: May 15 – September 14:
Adults (ages 12 and over): $9.45
Children (ages 3-11): $6.45
Seniors (65 and over): $8.95
Children (2 and under): FREE
Click here for a list of the most current Reciprocal Participants.

Pittsburgh Zoo is no longer a part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums reciprocal program. Effective as of August 17, 2015.

School Group Admission


A school admission rate is given specifically to groups when student admission is being paid for by the school. Reservations are required in advance to receive a school discount. One person must pay for the entire group to receive the school discount. Contact the Education Department at (402) 738-2092 or click here to make a reservation.

Winter Zoo Admission: Effective Through March 14
Adults (ages 12 and over): $7.00
Children (through 6th grade): $5.50

Spring Zoo Admission: Effective March 15
Adults (ages 12 and over): $7.00
Children (through 6th grade): $5.50

Fall and Winter Zoo Admission: Effective July 1
Adults (ages 12 and over): $7.50
Children (through 6th grade): $6.00

Winter Admission to Lozier IMAX® Theater: Effective Through March 14
Adults (ages 12 and over): $3.50
Children (through 6th grade): $3.50
Children (2 and under if sitting on lap): FREE
For showtimes, please click here.

Spring Admission to Lozier IMAX® Theater: Effective March 15
Adults (ages 12 and over): $3.50
Children (through 6th grade): $3.50
Children (2 and under if sitting on lap): FREE
For showtimes, please click here.

Fall and Winter Zoo Admission to Lozier IMAX® Theater: Effective July 1
Adults (ages 12 and over): $4.00
Children (through 6th grade): $4.00

The Lozier IMAX® Theater is now considered a paid feature within the Zoo. Admission to the theater will only be issued to guests visiting with an Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium membership or with the purchase of a Zoo and IMAX® combo ticket. Guests cannot use admission from a previous day to purchase IMAX® tickets. Same-day admission only.

Large Group Admission


2015 Group Admission Rates:
Group rates are available with three weeks advance notice for groups of 40 or more. Organized groups of 40 or more, please call (402) 738-6916 to make a reservation.  Groups with less than 40 visitors, regular admission rates will apply.

Winter Group Admission: January 1 – March 14; November 1 – December 31:
Adults (ages 12 and over): $13.95
Children (ages 3-11): $8.95
Seniors (65 and over): $12.95
Children (2 and under): FREE
Military Adult (12 and over): $12.95
Military Child (3-11): $7.95

Spring and Fall Group Admission:  March 15 – May 14; September 15 – October 31:
Adults (ages 12 and over): $16.95
Children (ages 3-11): $10.95
Seniors (65 and over): $15.95
Children (2 and under): FREE
Military Adult (12 and over): $15.95
Military Child (3-11): $9.95

Summer Group Admission: May 15 – September 14:
Adults (ages 12 and over): $17.95
Children (ages 3-11): $12.95
Seniors (65 and over): $16.95
Children (2 and under): FREE
Military Adult (12 and over): $16.95
Military Child (3-11): $10.95

Winter Zoo and Lozier IMAX® Theater Combo Rate (includes Zoo admission and one ticket to an IMAX® film): January 1 – March 14; November 1 – December 31:
Adults (ages 12 and over): $18.95
Children (ages 3-11): $13.95
Seniors (65 and over): $17.95
Children (2 and under): FREE (if sitting on a paid guest’s lap)
For showtimes, please click here.

Spring and Fall Zoo and Lozier IMAX® Theater Combo Rate (includes Zoo admission and 1 ticket to an IMAX® film): March 15 – May 14; September 15 – October 31:
Adults (ages 12 and over): $21.95
Children (ages 3-11): $15.95
Seniors (65 and over): $20.95
Children (2 and under): FREE (if sitting on a paid guest’s lap)
For showtimes, please click here.

Summer Zoo and Lozier IMAX® Theater Combo Rate (includes Zoo admission and 1 ticket to an IMAX® film): May 15 – September 14:
Adults (ages 12 and over): $22.95
Children (ages 3-11): $16.95
Seniors (65 and over): $21.95
Children (2 and under): FREE (if sitting on a paid guest’s lap)
For showtimes, please click here.

The Lozier IMAX® Theater is now considered a paid feature within the Zoo. Admission to the theater will only be issued to guests visiting with an Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium membership or with the purchase of a Zoo and IMAX® combo ticket. Guests cannot use admission from a previous day to purchase IMAX® tickets. Same-day admission only.
Construction News
The following constructions projects are currently taking place:

10th Street and Bob Gibson Boulevard
Construction has begun on 10th Street and Bob Gibson Boulevard to improve this main throughfare and to assist in traffic flow. During this time, there will always be a way to drive through the area.

African Grasslands

Construction on the Zoo's $73 million, 28-acre project, the African Grasslands, is currently underway. The African Lodge, Elephant Family Quarters and Giraffe Herd Rooms are already open to the public.

Due to construction, all hoofstock animals, except for giraffes and okapi, and cheetahs are off display at this time.

Click here to see renderings of the African Grasslands and to learn more about the construction.

Other Areas
The Owen Sea Lion Pavilion, as well as the children's playground, picnic area and restrooms will be closed off from the public through Thursday, April 28. These areas will be closed in an effort to finish paving accessible paths to the African Grasslands. The path will close by the Columbian Mammoth sculpture and midway through the covered bridge above the Lagoon.

Alaskan Adventure
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will open a new splashgrounds called Alaskan Adventure in June 2016. The $14-million project is the next step in the Zoo's master plan and will provide a unique opportunity for kids to learn about animals found along the Alaskan coastline.

It will feature more than 75 bronze sculptures created by Nebraska artist Matthew Placzek, including an iconic humpback whale, porpoising orcas, sea lions, brown bears, salmon and puffins. Special water effects will mimic the natural sounds of the animals represented.

Alaskan Adventure is adjacent to Red Barn Park and Sue's Carousel at the north end of the Zoo.

Click here to download a Zoo map.