Programs and Camps

Programs and Camps

Programs and Camps

Explore our programs and camps options below.

Zoo Troop Programs

Nuture your child's love for animals and nature with Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's Zoo Troop programs. With the Zoo as their classroom, teachers encourage children to investigate, play and learn through hands-on activities and exploration.

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Day Camps

Have a WILD time with Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's day camps! Certified teachers will guide students through camps from one-half to five days in length with educational activities, tours, games and much more.

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Travel With Us

As a student, you can travel the world with Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium!

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Scout Programs

What better way to work toward a badge than to go on an adventure at the Zoo? Join us on a quest to answer questions like: How does the Ocean affect weather and climate? How do animals adapt to habitat loss? And what can we do the help the environment? Scout classes are two hours long and can be booked on Saturday or Sunday at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. with a minimum of five people. Classes are geared toward meeting badge requirements while engaging students in hands-on learning.

The cost is $15 per person for adults and Scouts. Cost is $12 per scout if booked with an overnight experience. Zoo admission is included. All classes must be booked a minimum of three weeks in advance.

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Photography Workshops

Brush up on your photography skills by attending one of our Zoo or Wildlife Safari Park workshops!

Photography at the Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park (ages 18 & older)

Would you like to learn how to take animal photos both at the zoo and in the outdoors or perhaps you're getting ready for the trip of a lifetime or you simply want to understand your camera better, when then check Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's great workshop for wildlife photographers.

The class has plenty to offer:

  • You’ll receive expert wildlife and zoo photography instruction from award winning photographer Pasquale “Pat” Mingarelli.
  • Early access to the Zoo on Thursday and Saturday.
  • Early access to the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari on Thursday.
  • Professional critique of photos you shoot at the Zoo.
  • Instruction on what to do about fences, glass, shooting in the aquarium and Zoo obstacles.
  • Workshop participants will have plenty of opportunities to ask Pat questions about their photos.
  • Group size is limited to 16 participants to allow for quality instruction.

Dates (October 25-27)

  • October 25 at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
  • October 26 at Lee G Simmon's Wildlife Safari Park from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 27 (8:30 a.m. to Noon) at the Zoo and Durham Museum. Workshop participants will attend a special presenation by a world-renowned wildlife photographer at Durham Museum and view the exhibit following the presentation.

Fee is $90 for members ($110 for non members).

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