Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Unleash your sense of wonder across 160 acres of plants, animals and unique habitats from around the world right here in Omaha, Nebraska. Reduce your wait at the gate and purchase your tickets ahead of time online. In accordance with the Douglas County Health Department mask mandate, masks are required indoors.
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium first elephant calf in its history has arrived. Kiki, an 18-year-old African elephant, delivered her calf, a female, at 11:33 a.m. on Friday, January 7. Callee, a 21-year-old male, is the father.
At this time, the Elephant Family Quarters will remain closed to the public to allow Animal Care Staff time to observe bonding, maternal behaviors and nursing. Visitors will have the opportunity to reserve a timed ticket to see the calf with the herd in the Elephant Family Quarters once reopened.
Updates about the elephants and timed ticketing will be provided via Zoo’s social media pages as additional information becomes available.
In accordance with the Douglas County Health Department mask mandate, face masks are now required indoors.
Due to the ongoing labor shortage, please expect reduced food services and amenities.
Lied Jungle open from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily, top level only.
Elephant Family Quarters is closed at this time.
Hours for entry: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Buildings and grounds open until 5 p.m.
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 (ages 3-11): $10.95
Don't miss out on the amazing perks of being an Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium member. Once you join our family, receive free Zoo and Lozier Giant Screen Theater admission, access to our annual Member's Day event, discounts on Zoo events, educational programming, concessions, gifts and rides purchases, reciprocal privileges to more than 100 zoos nationwide and more!
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See the Zoo from a new point of view from the comfort of your couch! Join us backstage and see what it takes to run one of the best zoos in the world. Reservations are required.
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Trivia Night (21+) - 2000's Theme
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Consistently ranked as one of the world's top five zoos, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is an independent not-for-profit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
As a leader in conservation, the Zoo focuses on areas to benefit animal husbandry and species conservation. Focus areas include conservation genetics, conservation medicine, rare plant conservation, reproductive sciences and comparative nutrition. The Zoo is recognized nationally for its conservation, animal care and exhibit design.
Dr. Jason Herrick, our director of reproductive sciences, spent time in South Africa with the Black-Footed Cat Working Group, a small international team of scientists dedicated to studying and conserving the black-footed cat, a little-known and feisty cat species. Herrick serves as the reproduction advisor for the Felid Taxon Advisory Group and the black-footed cat, sand cat, snow leopard and tiger Species Survival Plans.
He and other biologists have been working together in the field through radio-collar studies and collecting sperm samples in the hopes of increasing the population of this vulnerable species.
The Zoo's Salt Creek Tiger Beetle conservation program started off producing around 30 beetles per year. Today, that number has increased to more than 700. Since its inception, about 5,000 beetle larvae have been produced from the Berniece Grewcock Butterfly and Insect Pavilion, which has helped the adult population more than double since 2014 and remain stable at 370 individuals in the last two years. 2018 was another successful year for the program with 750 larvae produced from beetles that eclosed (emerged as an adult from a pupa) in the Zoo’s lab. These beetles will play a vital part in future releases and pairings. About 100 adult beetles were released into the saline wetlands with their wild counterparts in summer 2018.
Wild tiger populations have been declining to dangerously low numbers due to extinction threats like human conflict and poaching for the illegal wildlife trade. To save this cherished animal, numerous efforts approach the problem from every angle, from protecting tigers in their natural habitat, to ensuring there is enough stored genetic material to protect the species. Contributing to the second part of the equation, the Zoo, in partnership with the Association of Zoo and Aquariums’ Tiger Species Survival Plan (SSP), has created a new Tiger Breeding Center in Omaha and has been selected to participate in the Tiger Genome Project.
Make learning an adventure worth while. We have many "trailheads" to get you started, and there's something for everyone. Now choose a program and get out there and explore!
For kids of all ages, the Zoo offers unique, hands-on opportunities to play, explore and learn about the natural world and the animal kingdom.
Make your vacation a "stay-cation" with an overnight experience at the Zoo and us as your travel guide! Just tell us where we are going and who is coming with.
The Zoo is hitting the road! Let us bring fun, interactive and education programs to your group, large or small.
Enhance your curriculum and inspire your students! The Zoo has the resources with programs designed to meet state and national standards.