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Get Quizzical During Trivia Nights at Omaha’s Zoo

Back by popular demand, Trivia Night events return in 2021 to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on select Thursday nights during the months of January through April. New this year, guests have the option play virtually from home or in person at the Zoo. Capacity for in-person attendance is limited and the “Healthy You, Healthy Zoo” guidelines are in place to protect event attendees. From television shows to superheroes, there is a trivia theme everyone will enjoy.... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jan 15, 2021

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

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

Two More Late Nights at Zoo Will Feature New Hours and Access to the New Owen Sea Lion Shores

Two more Late Nights at the Zoo have been added on September 10 and 17 with the new hours of 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Gather your friends and enjoy the Zoo while relaxing with wildlife, food trucks and drinks. New with these evenings will be the opportunity to visit the Owen Sea Lion Shores Exhibit, opening Labor Day weekend. Late Nights is for adults only, ages 21 and older. “We thank our wonderful Omaha community for coming out to the summer Late... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020

Enjoy Late Nights at the Zoo On Thursdays This Summer

Late Nights at the Zoo continues Thursdays through August 20 at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Gather your friends and make it a weekly event to relax with wildlife, food trucks and drinks at the Zoo. The series continues this Thursday, July 30, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. and is for adults only, ages 21 and older. Late Nights at the Zoo also occurs on the next three Thursdays, August 6, 13, and 20.  “During this unpredictable and ever-changing time, we hope the Omaha... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020

Zoo Changes Operating Hours

The Zoo is changing the last ticket admission time to 3 p.m. daily beginning on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Buildings will remain open until 5 p.m. and the Zoo grounds until 6 p.m. Guests can make a reservation for a time to enter the Zoo up to three days in advance of their visit at OmahaZoo.com/Hours-and-Admission . These schedule changes are intended to generate financial savings for the Zoo. “A closer look at our guests’ attendance patterns suggests that only approximately 5... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jul 24, 2020

Asian Highlands Takes First Place as Best Zoo Exhibit in 2020 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. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Wildlife Safari Park also ranked at the top of the leader board in the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was named the third “Best Zoo” in the country, while Wildlife Safari Park ranked as the second... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jul 17, 2020

Zoo Mourns Conservation Leader and Former COO Danny Morris

The Zoo is mourning the passing of Danny Morris, former chief operating officer and long-time employee. Danny was a fierce advocate for wildlife conservation efforts and dedicated his life to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for over four decades.  Danny Morris was instrumental in the growth of the Zoo, not only in his roles, but also through his assistance in the design and construction of major exhibits including the Lied Jungle, Desert Dome, Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium,... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Jul 16, 2020