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Omaha’s Zoo & Aquarium Celebrates Eugenia’s and Sonny’s First Birthday

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium invites the public to join us in celebrating Eugenia’s and Sonny’s first birthdays. The public birthday party for both one-year-old African elephant calves will be Saturday, January 21, at 10:30 a.m. in the Elephant Family Quarters. In celebration, there will be special birthday enrichment for the elephants, cupcakes for the public, and a photo opportunity with life-size cutouts of Eugenia and Sonny. Visitors are encouraged to snap an... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Jan 19, 2023

Watson, an Interactive Animal Program Favorite, Announces Retirement from Omaha’s Zoo - Plus Holiday Fun at the Zoo -

Watson, a wire-haired terrier mix, who has been a favorite of the Interactive Animal Program (IAP) at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium, will retire on Dec. 30, 2022. Watson retires after almost 10 years of service as an Animal Ambassador and leaving countless pawprints on the hearts of the community, Zoo volunteers and staff. Watson was adopted by Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in 2013 from R.u.F.F Rescue Inc. in Lincoln, Nebraska.  His personable demeanor, strong work... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Dec 28, 2022

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Announces Tomorrow’s Day 3 Gift of the 12 Days of Giving

As part of the 12 Days of Giving from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, 2 Free Zoo Admissions per party are announced as the Day 3 Gift for tomorrow. The prize of 2 Free Zoo Admissions per party must be redeemed on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, only. Prizes will continue daily through Saturday, Dec. 24, and range from Penguins and Pancakes tickets to same-day animal experiences. The day’s prize is announced each morning at 7 a.m. CST on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; and also... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022

Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Announces Fourth Year of 12 Days of Giving as Holiday Gift to Community

In celebration of the Holiday season, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium announces the 12 Days of Giving. Visitors to the Zoo or the Zoo’s social media pages each day will be randomly selected to win the prize of the day beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 13, and continuing daily through Saturday, Dec. 24. Prizes range from Penguins and Pancakes tickets to same-day animal experiences. The day’s prize will be announced each morning at 7 a.m. CST on Facebook, Instagram and... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Dec 12, 2022

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Announces Birth of Four Cheetah Cubs

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium proudly announces the birth of four Cheetah cubs on November 4. 2022. The four cubs were born to mother Clio and father Refu at the Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park. “These cubs are a great example of the collaboration benefits among zoos,” said Dr. Jason Herrick, Vice President of Conservation and Animal Health for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. “Not long ago, cheetahs were considered one of the more difficult... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Extends Black Friday Membership Sale In Response to Jurassic Adventure Announcement

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is extending its Black Friday Membership Sale in response to the exciting announcement of Jurassic Adventure at Lee. G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska. The Sale is now available until 11:59 p.m. CST on Friday, Dec. 2. “Due to the popularity of the sale and the recent announcement of Jurassic Adventure at the Wildlife Safari Park, we are happy to extend the Black Friday Membership Sale through Friday, Dec. 2,” said... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Announces Dinosaur Experience at the Wildlife Safari Park

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is excited to announce the Jurassic Adventure at Lee. G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska. This experience will include some of the world's largest and most life-like robotic dinosaurs roaming the Park beginning May 5, 2023. The dinosaurs coming to Ashland will be scattered throughout the Wildlife Safari Park to give an authentic dinosaur safari feel as guests enjoy their visit. The exhibition is created by Dino Dan, Inc., the... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Nov 28, 2022

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Announces Code for Black Friday Membership Deal

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is offering a Black Friday membership sale beginning at 12 p.m. CST today, Wednesday, Nov. 23, that will end at 11:59 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Shoppers receive more than 20% off when they purchase or renew a Zoo Household or Grandparent Membership in combination with a Lee. G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park Membership - a $270 value for the cost of $215 (discount offer valid for Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park combination memberships only). A... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for some of your family’s favorite holiday traditions, Cookies with the Clauses, Penguins and Pancakes, along with special holiday-themed camps. Cookies with the Clauses  will be held on both Saturdays, December 10 and 17 , from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Guests will listen to a story from Santa and Mrs. Claus, decorate delicious cookies and learn how to make gifts for the animal in our own... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022

Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Announces New Holiday Market and Black Friday Membership Deal

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is hosting its first ever Holiday Market and offering a Black Friday Membership Deal this November. The Holiday Market is Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Pavilion. Visitors can shop sustainable gifts from 15 local artists and makers who have handmade and one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list. Access to Holiday Market is free to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022