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Zoo Announces Final Gift of the 12 Days of Giving as a Present to the Community

For the final day of the 12 Days of Giving, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is giving the community the gift of free admission to children under the age of 12 beginning Saturday, December 26, through Thursday, December 31, 2020. Up to six children can be admitted free to the Zoo with each paid adult. This is the fourth year Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has offered this holiday gift to the community. The free admission for children under the age of 12 is an exciting... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Dec 24, 2020

Zoo Celebrates 30 Years of Adopting Families

The Zoo is proud to have been part of the Adopt a Family program through Omaha Public School for 30 years. Currently, Zoo staff work with nearby schools, Bancroft and Castelar Elementary, whose counselors identify families with great need. On average, the Zoo adopts 8 families annually. The schools provide Zoo staff with the names, ages and genders of the household members, and then employees and volunteers donate and shop for the families. Funds for this yearly project come from a... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020

Zoo Announces 2nd Year of 12 Days of Giving as Holiday Gift to Community

In celebration of the holiday season, the Zoo 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 Sunday, Dec. 13, and continuing daily through Thursday, Dec. 24. Prizes are expected to range from gift cards to Lozier Giant Screen Theater ® packages to baskets from the Gift Shop. 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 Saturday, Dec 12, 2020

Still Time to Get the Black Friday Membership Deal at Omaha’s Zoo

Omaha’s Zoo is offering a Black Friday membership sale through Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Shoppers receive 25% off when they purchase or renew a Zoo Household or Grandparent Membership in combination with a Wildlife Safari Park Membership - a $225 value for the cost of $170 (discount offer valid for Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park combination memberships only). A renewal now adds 12 more months of Zoo fun to your current membership. This exclusive Black Friday offer ends at 11:59 p.m.... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Nov 30, 2020

Zoo Announces Black Friday Membership Sale and Thanksgiving Hours of Operation

The Omaha Zoo will offer a Black Friday membership sale Thursday, Nov. 26, through Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Shoppers will receive 25% off when they purchase or renew a Zoo Household or Grandparent Membership in combination with a Wildlife Safari Park Membership - a $225 value for the cost of $170 (discount offer valid for Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park combination memberships only). A renewal now adds 12 more months of Zoo fun to your current membership. This exclusive Black Friday offer... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020

Omaha Zoo Offers Free Admission to Military Families on Veterans Day

The Omaha Zoo is pleased to offer free gate admission to all active military members, veterans, and their immediate families on Veterans Day, Wednesday Nov. 11.  Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Zoo grounds and buildings close at 5 p.m. This is the eleventh year that... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Nov 9, 2020

Wildlife Safari Park Reaches Attendance Milestone

The Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska, hit an attendance record of over 400,000 visitors on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. This milestone more than doubles its attendance in 2019 and well eclipses the previous record of 246,500 set during the Wildlife Safari Park’s inaugural 1998 season. “All of us at the Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park are overwhelmed by the community support during this unprecedented year,” said Dennis Schnurbusch, senior vice president of... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Nov 5, 2020

Join Us for Comedy Night

It’s no joke that we all could use a laugh right now! Join the Zoo for a roaring good time at the 8th Annual Comedy Night, an adult 21 and older event. There are three shows this year: 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, and two shows on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 and 8 p.m. With a cocktail in hand, it will be a night filled with laughs all around. There are a few changes to this year’s event to help keep everyone safe in these COVID-19 times: Capacity is limited so a third show... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Nov 2, 2020

Join Us for Yoga in the Aquarium

Omaha’s Zoo is hosting one-of-a-kind yoga classes inside the Scott Aquarium Conference Center on Saturdays, Oct. 10 and 24, and Nov. 7 and 21, from 9 to 10 a.m. Guests will be able to take in the beauty and serenity of the Aquarium while exercising their body and imagination through yoga. Classes are taught by a different instructor from Lotus House of Yoga each day. Participants must be at least 16 years old and bring their own yoga mats, water bottles and necessary... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Oct 9, 2020

Recognizing Zoo Superheroes for Wearing Masks

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium announces a program to recognize Zoo Superheroes who wear their mask to help keep others healthy. Once a week, a special Zoo Squad will be on Zoo grounds looking for children and families who keep their masks on even when there is not a rule to do so, such as outside. Recipients will become official “Zoo Superheroes” with a sticker and animal face mask for each child. “As we continue to figure out new ways to go about our regular... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Sep 25, 2020