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Celebrate the Holiday Season with Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium at Penguins and Pancakes

Join Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for your family’s favorite holiday tradition, Penguins and Pancakes, on December 18-19 and 26-30, 2021. Enjoy pancakes from The Pancake Man, an in-person livestream penguin keeper talk, as well as a special penguin plush to take home. Two seating times are available for each date. Guests can choose to attend either a 9 to 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. seating. *Please Note: Due to the... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Nov 18, 2021

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Announces Black Friday Membership Deal

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium will offer a Black Friday membership sale beginning at 12 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Nov. 24 and ending at 11:59 p.m. CST on Tuesday, 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 $230 value for the cost of $180 (discount offer valid for Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park combination memberships only). A renewal now adds 12... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021

Two Tigers at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Two Amur tigers at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. When the 11-year-old female Tiger began to cough, the Veterinary staff knew from colleague’s descriptions and videos of infected Tigers that COVID-19 was likely; and they requested samples from many of the Zoo’s large cats. Thanks to routine training performed by the Animal Care staff, several of the cats allowed... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Nov 12, 2021

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Offers Free Admission to Military Families on Veterans Day

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is pleased to offer free gate admission to all active and retired military members, veterans, and their immediate families on Veterans Day, Thursday Nov. 11.  Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be open on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Zoo grounds and buildings close at 5 p.m. with... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021

Puma Cub Finds New Home With Help of 3 Nebraska Organizations

A male Puma cub now calls Riverside Discovery Center home. The male Puma cub was first found by Nebraska Game & Parks abandoned in Northeast Nebraska. Trail cameras showed that the cub was underweight and had been without a mother for an extended period of time. The cub was initially taken to Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska. Veterinary staff from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium examined the cub and Wildlife Safari Park staff cared for him while in... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Celebrates Milestone Year for Amphibian Conservation Area

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium’s Amphibian Conservation Area staff celebrates a milestone year with involvement in their first-ever repatriation effort for Western boreal toads and the release of their 100,000 th amphibian into the wild. The Zoo sent off 3,847 Western boreal toad tadpoles, metamorphs, and adults to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources for release in the Paunsaugunt Plateau area near Bryce Canyon National Park on Wednesday, August 18, and Thursday, September 9.... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Oct 15, 2021

Join Us at the Howl-O-Ween Safari at Wildlife Safari Park

Wildlife Safari Park is kicking off the Halloween season with Howl-O-Ween Safari on Friday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 16. Join us around the campfire for dinner, a marshmallow roast, a ride on a straw-filled hayrack ride, and to play Halloween-themed games in the great outdoors at Wildlife Safari Park after-hours. This event also includes your very own treat bag and don’t forget to wear your Halloween costume! This Halloween event is suitable for all ages. VIP passes are available... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Announces Ghouls & Glow Return for the Halloween 2021 Season

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium proudly announces the return of Ghouls and Glow presented by  Veridian Credit Union . Experience a light-time adventure for the whole family this Halloween at Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium. This fun and not-so-frightening event is an illuminated spectacle for all ages being held October 8 – 10 and 15 – 30, 2021. Over 400 larger-than life lanterns, custom-made for the Zoo, will illuminate the Bay Family’s... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Sep 8, 2021

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Opens Lee G. Simmons Aviary After Renovation

On Friday, July 23, the Lee G. Simmons Aviary will open at 9 a.m. to the general public after being closed for renovations. An elevated and on ground boardwalk takes visitors through the Aviary with a special section dedicated to flamingo viewing. Easier walking and viewing provide a great bird watching experience with more than 250 birds calling the Aviary home. “We now have a beautiful 1.3 acre renovated outdoor space for our birds and new learning opportunities for guests as we... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Jul 22, 2021

Omaha's Zoo Celebrates World Snake Day with First-Time Birth

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium made history of its own with the Zoo’s first-time birth of four endangered eastern indigo snakes on Wednesday, July 14, and Thursday, July 15. The offspring, whose eggs were laid on Wednesday, April 14, with the first one pipping on Tuesday, July 13, emerged just in time for World Snake Day, which is today. Once they are able to successfully feed on their own, they will be moved to a habitat visible to the public in the Desert Dome’s... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jul 16, 2021