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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

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Omaha’s Zoo

Children’s Partners with Douglas County Health, Omaha's Zoo to Protect Eligible Individuals 12 & Up. On June 9 and 16, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, Douglas County Health Department and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium are partnering to offer walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Zoo. A mobile van will be set up on site, and Children’s expert pediatric team will staff the effort, giving immunizations and helping people schedule their... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Jun 7, 2021

Asian Highlands and Wildlife Safari Park Both Take First Place Spots in 2021 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has selected Asian Highlands at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium as the Best Zoo Exhibit in North America in  2021 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. The Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park has also been named the Best Wildlife Park in North America by USA TODAY readers. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium ®  ranked near the top of the leader board and was named the third “Best... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jun 4, 2021

Omaha's Zoo Kicks Off Summer

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is ready for summer and happy to welcome visitors to the Zoo. Several exhibits and attractions will open this Friday, May 28, to celebrate Memorial Day, including the Alaskan Adventure Splashgrounds, Berniece Grewcock Butterfly and Insect Pavilion, Bay Family Children’s Adventure Trails, all rides, and the North Entrance. The Hawkins Giraffe Encounter and Meadowlark Theater will be open daily beginning on Saturday, May 29. “We are excited... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, May 27, 2021

Omaha's Zoo Announces Return of Late Nights This Summer Starting May 27

Join Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for a relaxed evening of wildlife, food trucks and drinks as it hosts the first Late Nights at the Zoo of the summer on Thursday, May 27, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. This series is for adults only, ages 21 and older, and will also be held on the following Thursdays: June 3 & 17, July 1, 8, 15 & 29, and August 5. Each ticket to Late Nights at the Zoo includes one complimentary drink ticket, access to select Zoo exhibits after-hours, and the... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, May 24, 2021

Vote for Omaha’s Zoo, Asian Highlands & Wildlife Safari Park in USA TODAY 10Best Awards

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has selected Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium as a contender for “Best Zoo” and Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park for “Best Safari Park” in America. Asian Highlands at the Zoo has also been nominated as “Best Zoo Exhibit” in the country. Supporters are being asked to cast their votes online to determine the winners.  The public has until Monday, May... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Apr 26, 2021

Apply Online Before and Then Attend Part-Time Job Fair

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is looking to fill almost 200 part-time Guest Services and Education positions at a job fair on Thursday, April 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. All who plan to attend the job fair must apply online at least 24 hours prior to the fair at OmahaZoo.com/WorkHere . Applicants must wear face masks at the job fair. The job fair will be conducted in the Zoo’s Durham’s TreeTops Restaurant. No appointments are necessary and immediate interviews will be... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Apr 23, 2021

Wildlife Safari Park Opens Saturday for the 2021 Season

The Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska, will open for the season on Saturday, March 27. All areas of the Wildlife Safari Park are open to the public except the Hands-On Corral. “After a record-breaking year in 2020, all of us are excited to welcome visitors back to the Wildlife Safari Park,” said Gary Pettit, superintendent of the Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park. “We are honored to be a safe respite for families to enjoy nature and the... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Mar 25, 2021

Omaha’s Zoo, Autism Action Partnership Launch New Sensory Mobile App Experience

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and the Autism Action Partnership have launched a free all-inclusive mobile app experience, Omaha Zoo 4 All, to help prepare, engage and inspire visitors with autism or sensory needs, as well as their families. While exploring the Zoo’s 160-acre property, app users will have access to the following at their fingertips: Sensory guides to preview exhibits. Sensory and audio versions are available in easy and advanced... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Feb 26, 2021