Hours and Admission

Hours and Admission

Hours and Admission

Reserve a Timed Ticket

We can't wait to see you. Save time and help us socially distance everyone by reserving your tickets online ahead of time. The last ticketed admission reservation time will be 3 p.m. Buildings will remain open until 5 p.m. and grounds until 6 p.m. As an Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium member, reservations are no longer required prior to visiting. Please present your active Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium membership card and a valid I.D. upon arrival.

 
 
  • Reservations can be made up to 8 days in advance of your visit. If you have a valid Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium membership, you do not need to make a reservation. 
  • Timeslots are available every half hour between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Visitors ages five and older are required to wear face masks indoors. Face masks are strongly encouraged outdoors.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is committed to the health and safety of its visitors and staff. Please help us keep you and all our visitors safe by following the posted instructions and following the directions from our staff. There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that spreads through person-to-person contact and can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

The Zoo is open year-round including Thanksgiving Day. Closed on Christmas Day. During inclement weather, please call (402) 733-8401. The Zoo is a tobacco-free facility and parking is free to guests. If you would like to receive bi-monthly e-newsletter with news, events and education updates, please click here

Zoo Hours

April 1 - October 31

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily, with last last ticketed admission reservation time at 3 p.m. 

  • Buildings will stay open until 5 p.m. with the exception of the Lied Jungle, currently open (upper level only) from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily.
  • Zoo grounds remain open until 6 p.m.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is open year-round except Christmas Day. During inclement weather, please call (402) 733-8401.

Purchase Tickets

November 1 - March 31

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. Buildings will stay open until 5 p.m.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is open year-round except Christmas Day. During inclement weather, please call (402) 733-8401.

Purchase Tickets

General Zoo Admission

Summer (May 1 - September 30)

Adults (ages 12 and over): $24.95
Children (ages 3-11): $17.95
Seniors (65 and over): $23.95
Children (2 and under): FREE
Military Adult (12 and over): $23.95
Military Child (ages 3-11): $16.95

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Spring and Fall (March 1 - April 30, October 1 - November 30)

Adults (ages 12 and over): $20.95
Children (ages 3-11): $13.95
Seniors (65 and over): $19.95
Children (2 and under): FREE
Military Adult (12 and over): $19.95
Military Child (ages 3-11): $12.95

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Winter (December 1 - February 29)

Adults (ages 12 and over): $16.95
Children (ages 3-11): $10.95
Seniors (65 and over): $15.95
Children (2 and under): FREE
Military Adult (12 and over): $15.95
Military Child (ages 3-11): $9.95

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Reciprocal Zoo Admission

Reciprocal admission tickets are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Online reservations are not required. Must bring proof of membership and ID to the Ticket Window upon arrival. Click here to view the AZA Reciprocal Zoo Admission Program list.

Summer (May 1 - September 30)

Adults (ages 12 and over): $12.45
Children (ages 3-11): $8.95
Seniors (65 and over): $11.95
Children (2 and under): FREE

Click here to view a list of zoos and aquariums currently participating in the reciprocal program.

Spring and Fall (March 1 - April 30, October 1 - November 30)

Adults (ages 12 and over): $10.45
Children (ages 3-11): $6.95
Seniors (65 and over): $9.95
Children (2 and under): FREE

Click here to view a list of zoos and aquariums currently participating in the reciprocal program.

Winter (December 1 - February 29)

Adults (ages 12 and over): $8.45
Children (ages 3-11): $5.45
Seniors (65 and over): $7.95
Children (2 and under): FREE

Click here to view a list of zoos and aquariums currently participating in the reciprocal program.