Experience what it takes to care for our giant pacific octopus. Chat with our keepers while they put together a meal for one of the most intelligent animals as we go behind the scenes in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium.
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If you can’t make it around the entire zoo in one day, you’re not alone! Let us take you to some of our most popular exhibits on the far side of the zoo in the comforts of a golf cart. (This tour will include some walking.)
Offered daily May - October.
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m.
$55 per person, $40 per member (limit five guests, includes Zoo admission)
$55 per person, $40 per member (Limit 15 guests, includes admission)
Ages 8 and up
Cost: $130 per person, $115 members (Limit 2 guests, includes admission)
For ages 8 and up
All animal encounters are weather and staff-dependent and their hours change seasonally.
Come hand to fin with cownose, Southern and Atlantic stingrays at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's interactive exhibit Stingray Beach, located up the hill from the Omaha Zoo Railroad's Omaha Depot. Touch, feed and interact with these aquatic creatures as they glide through an 80-foot-long pool. Interpreters will be nearby to answer all of your questions and more.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
All rides will not operate if there is rain, snow, ice or if the temperature will not reach 50 degrees by 1 p.m.
All-Day Attractions: $19.95
Offered seasonally. Includes Skyfari, Omaha Zoo Railroad, Tram, Sue's Wildlife Carousel and Stingray Beach. Budgie Encounter and Birds in Flight Program not included. All rides operate weather-permitting.
The Giraffe Encounter is a dedicated area that provides visitors with eye-to-eye viewing and an opportunity to feed the giraffes.
Opens daily beginning May 12.
$3 to feed
The Dick and Mary Holland Meadowlark Theater features a Birds in Flight Program highlighting 15 of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s bird species, including Harris hawks, Guinea fowl, red front macaws and blue and gold macaws. All 35 birds participating in the program are fully flighted birds that fly specific paths or demonstrate specific behaviors for the audience.
Opens daily beginning May 25.
Free with an Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium membership or general Zoo admission
Experience small birds flying overhead or from the palm of your hand at the Budgie Encounter, located inside of Children's Adventure Trails near the North Entrance of the Zoo.
$1 per feeding stick
Cross the boardwalk to walk among red ruffed lemurs on Lemur Island, located in front of Expedition Madagascar.
Opens daily beginning May 19.
Brush and play among African pygmy goats in the African Grasslands. This area also provides viewing of the giraffe and rhino exhibit.
Opens daily beginning May 10.
Free for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with general Zoo admission
All animal encounters are weather and staff-dependent.