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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
3701 S. 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68107
Informational Recording: (402) 733-8400
Zoo Business Office: (402) 733-8401
IMAX Phone: (402) 330-IMAX (4629)
Fax: (402) 733-7868

FREE Parking

Access the North Entrance

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's reconstructed North Entrance is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. through Sunday, August 14.

Starting Monday, August 15, the North Entrance will open on the weekends as needed.

Guests can purchase daily admission, memberships and convenience items such as hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, towels, batteries and cameras. Strollers and wheelchairs will also be available for rent on a first come, first serve basis.

Those looking to exit the Zoo through this gate can do so until 5:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Community College - South Campus with Access to the Metro


Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has partnered with Metro Area Transit and Metropolitan Community College’s South Campus to provide a year-round parking alternative for Zoo visitors.

Those looking to visit the Zoo can park at Metropolitan Community College’s South Campus and catch a bus ride from Metro Area Transit’s MCC South Transit Center. The Metro will drop Zoo visitors off using the South 13th/L Street route. Standard fare rates apply for all riders. Metro accepts cash, ride cards and passes, which can be purchased on Metro’s website or at one of their Omaha locations.

Click here for bus schedule, route and fare information.
Click here for information about other Metro routes.

Additional Parking:

Southroads Technology Park

(formerly Southroads Mall) with Free Shuttle Service

 

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium visitors can park at Southroads Technology Park and ride shuttles that will drop riders off at the Zoo’s main entrance. The service will be up and running for Labor Day Weekend: Saturday, September 3 - Monday, September 5.

The 50-passenger shuttles will be in motion from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and circulate between locations about every 15 minutes. The last shuttle run each day will be at 6 p.m. and depart from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Southroads Technology Park, located at 1001 Fort Crook Road in Bellevue, has more than 700 parking spaces for those who take advantage of the service.

All riders will also receive a dollar-off voucher to use anywhere at the Zoo, such as admission, memberships, rides, concessions or gift shop merchandise. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s admission gates will still close at 5 p.m. while the shuttles are in operation. Buildings will remain open until 6 p.m.

Alternative Route:

10th Street and Bob Gibson Boulevard


Formerly a one-way route, 10th Street and Bob Gibson Boulevard has been reconstructed to serve as a convenient thoroughfare with two-way traffic. As you visit Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium or simply pass through, here is some information to help you navigate the area.

10th Street
• Now allows two-way traffic both north and south.
• Southbound traffic will have a lefthand turn to enter Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s parking lots, just beyond the curve where the road becomes Bob Gibson Boulevard.

Bob Gibson Boulevard
• Now allows two-way traffic. Previously a one-way road going west.
• Northbound traffic on 13th Street can now enter Bob Gibson Boulevard using a newly added righthand turn lane.
• Southbound traffic on 13th Street WILL NOT be able to enter on Bob Gibson Boulevard. This is not a turn lane here.

Accessing the Zoo
• When entering the Zoo from 10th Street and Bob Gibson Boulevard, guests will only be able to make a righthand turn into the parking lot. Guests will need to go through the parking lot and around to Werner Parkway to reach the Zoo’s main entrance (click here and reference orange arrows).
• When using 10th Street and Bob Gibson Boulevard to exit the Zoo, guests have the option of using one of two lanes. One lane only permits a turning left onto Bob Gibson Boulevard (click here and reference red arrows). The other lane only allows guests to turn right onto 10th Street (click here and reference blue arrows).
• Traffic flow on Zoo Parkway, the main northbound path that can be accessed after making a lefthand turn off of Werner Parkway, and through the parking lot adjacent to Zoo Parkway will remain a one-way route (click here and reference green arrows).