Classes

Classes

Zoo Classes

Get WILD with us as we help children gain a deeper connection with the Zoo wildlife through fun, engaging, and inspiring experiences and programs. 

Ages 0-2

Class Fee $10 - One adult is required to attend and is included in the program fee

Leap into the world of stroller discovery as we start with a fun story, walk, talk, and learn about specific animals. Don’t forget the stroller!

September 7th 1-1:30pm - Animal Noses 

October 5th 1-2pm – Night Animals 

November 2nd 1-1:30pm - Fall Animals 

 

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Ages 2-3

Class Fee $15 - One adult is required to attend and is included in the program fee

Gather your gear and join our explorers program for 2-3 year old children. We will uncover a wide variety of topics including colors, patterns, shapes, habitats, and biomes. Imagine the discoveries that will be made!

September 14th 1-1:45pm - Birds

October 12th 1-1:30pm – Bats

November 9th 1-1:45pm - Autumn Fun in Nature

 

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Ages 3-5

Class Fee $20 - One adult is required to attend and is included in the program fee

Get WILD with us as we help children gain a deeper connection with the Zoo wildlife through fun, engaging, and inspiring experiences and programs.

September 21st 1-2pm - Monarch Migration

October 19th 1-2pm – What Goes Bump in the Night

November 16th 1-2pm - Harvest Heroes 

 

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Ages 6-8

Class Fee $20

November 13th 10-11am - Thankful for our Zoo 

Journey through the world of animal enrichments as we make special treats for the animals and discover how they use their unique adaptations and skills just like they would in the wild. Help us show the animals how thankful we are for them!

 

Marine Scientists Classes

Life under water is amazing. Discover the countless creatures that call the water their home and meet a few of our very own water-loving animal crew members. 

January 15th 9am-12pm - Marine Scientist-Sharks

January 22nd 9am-12pm - Marine Scientist-Coral Reef Conservation

January 29th 9am-12pm - Marine Scientist-Mammals 

February 5th 9am-12pm - Marine Scientist-Birds

February 12th 9am-12pm - Marine Scientist-Jellyfish and Eels

 

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Ages 9-11

Class Fee $22 

 

December 4th 10-11am - World Cheetah Day

 

Marine Scientists Classes

Life under water is amazing. Discover the countless creatures that call the water their home and meet a few of our very own water-loving animal crew members. 

October 2nd 9am-12pm - Marine Scientist-Sharks

October 16th 9am-12pm - Marine Scientist-Coral Reef Conservation

October 30th 9am-12pm - Marine Scientist-Mammals 

November 6th 9am-12pm - Marine Scientist-Birds

November 20th 9am-12pm - Marine Scientist-Jellyfish and Eels

 

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Ages 12-14

Class Fee $22

 

Marine Scientists Classes

Life under water is amazing. Discover the countless creatures that call the water their home and meet a few of our very own water-loving animal crew members. 

October 2nd 1pm-4pm - Marine Scientist-Sharks

October 16th 1pm-4pm - Marine Scientist-Coral Reef Conservation

October 30th 1pm-4pm - Marine Scientist-Mammals 

November 6th 1pm-4pm - Marine Scientist-Birds

November 20th 1pm-4pm - Marine Scientist-Jellyfish and Eels

 

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Adult Classes

Class Fee $40 

Photo by Mike Benkis

December 11th   9-11am - Frosty Lenses Photography Class

On a crisp December morning, join fellow photographers as we explore the winter habitats of Himalayan species at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and use your skills to capture their daily lives here in Nebraska. After this journey, we will continue to the Pacific Northwest, world’s largest indoor desert and America’s largest indoor rainforest. Where else than at the Omaha Zoo can you visit all these places and capture World Class images before lunch? A bonus is that this journey includes a private hour before the Zoo is open to the public. Education staff will be  on hand to talk about conservation and sustainability efforts throughout the Zoo. Registration required and space is limited. 

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Photo by Mike Benkis
Photo by Mike Benkis

May 21st   8-10 am - Endangered Species Photography Class

Class will focus on the many endangered species at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Participants will learn about the Zoo's conservation efforts and tour the Center for Conservation and Research facility. Space is limited and registration is required. 

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Photographer - Mike Benkis 
Mike is a Nebraska native that started in Wildlife photography back in 2014 and has had his work published by the Omaha World Herald, Nebraskaland Magazine, Omaha Audubon Society, Nebraska Games and Parks, and various other publications.  He has always been passionate about wildlife, especially birds.  A clean, bold, dramatic, artistic photographic style has become the hallmark of his work.