Daytime Venues

Daytime Events

Daytime Venues

Daytime venues are available from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Some tables and chairs are included in the rental fees depending on the space selected. For daytime rentals and events, all food and beverage neesd will be fulfilled by Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's Treetops Catering Department. Outside catering is not allowed for daytime events. Zoo admission is included with all indoor daytime venues. Please contact the Events Department at (402) 738-2088 for more information. 

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Scott Aquarium Conference Center

The uniquely designed venue transports guests to a world under the sea with special features including a 24-foot acrylic tropical reef aquarium and 75-foot modular arts wave-like wall that can be illuminated by a variety of colored lights. The conference center has 5,302-square-feet of conference space and seating for up to 325 guests available. The Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium's Aquarium Conference Center can be divided into smaller spaces to best accommodate your group's size. Tables and chairs as well as Wi-Fi and audio visual equipment are included in the rental of this space. Zoo admission is included with your rental fee.

Rental fee: $2,000

Venues located at the Aquarium Conference Center:

  • Entire Aquarium Conference Center (Rounds: 325; Business Rounds: 214; Classroom-style: 258); $2,000
  • Queen Angel Fish A (Rounds: 40; Business Rounds: 30; Classroom-style: 24); $500   
  • Queen Angel Fish B (Rounds: 40; Business Rounds: 25; Classroom-style: 24); $300   
  • Queen Angel Fish A/B (Rounds: 80; Business Rounds: 65; Classroom-style: 66); $750  
  • Grand Reef (Rounds: 112; Business Rounds: 85; Classroom-style: 90); $1,500
  • Clown Trigger Fish (Rounds 80; Business Rounds: 65; Classroom-style: 63); $750

Durham Lodge and Birthday House

Let your imagination run wild! With a large private deck and fireplace, this building is perfect for corporate retreats. Located near the Lied Jungle, it can also be rented by small groups in the evening. Tables and chairs as well as Wi-Fi and some audio visual equipment are included in the rental fee. Guest admission is included with your rental fee.

Rental fee: $600

Capacity:

  • Banquet-style: 60
  • Classroom-style: 54

Desert Dome Classroom

Located inside the Desert Dome, this is the perfect space for a small social gathering or meeting. Tables and Chairs are included in the rental of this space. Guest admission is included with your rental fee.

Rental fee: $300

Capacity:

  • Banquet-style: 30
  • Classroom-style: 30

Garden Classroom

Located in Exhibition Madagascar, the Classroom is a quaint indoor space perfect for small meetings and gatherings. Tables and chairs are included in the rental fee. Guest admission is included with your rental fee.

Add a wild twist to your event with an up close and personal educational encounter with one of the Zoo’s Animal Ambassadors!

Rental fee: $300

Capacity:

  • Banquet-style: 24
  • Classroom-style: 30