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Category: Wildlife Safari Park

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

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

Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park Extends 2022 Season

The Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska, will remain open daily through Sunday, November 6, 2022. After that, the Wildlife Safari Park will be open on Saturdays and Sundays as weather permits. All areas of the Wildlife Safari Park are available to drive through and open to the public. Hours will change to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning November 1. “The mild fall is allowing all of us to enjoy the Wildlife Safari Park a bit longer this year,” said Gary Pettit,... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Oct 31, 2022

Join Us for Fall Fun at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium and Wildlife Safari Park

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is welcoming fall with something for everyone from a family outing to a night out with friends (21 and older). Eat, drink and be scary! Join us on  Thursdays, October 13 and 20,   from 7 to 10:30 p.m. for a frightfully fun version of Late Nights at the Zoo: Halloween Edition.  Adults 21 and over can sink their teeth into local food truck cuisine and drinks at the most interesting cocktail hour in town. New for the... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022

Lee G. Simmons Aviary at Zoo and Bird Exhibits at Wildlife Safari Park Reopen

The Lee G. Simmons Aviary at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is now open to guests after being closed since March 3, 2022, due to concerns regarding the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) virus. The birds who live at the Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park have also returned to their outside habitats. “The Avian Influenza virus has affected birds all over the country, including millions of chickens in Nebraska and Iowa alone. It was incredibly important that... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jun 24, 2022

Asian Highlands at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium and the Wildlife Safari Park Both Take First Place Spots in 2022 USA TODAY 10Best

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 2022 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. The Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park has also been named the Best Safari Park in North America by USA TODAY readers. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium moved up on the list and was named the second Best Zoo in the country, while the Lied... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jun 3, 2022

Vote for Omaha's Zoo, Asian Highlands, Lied Jungle and Wildlife Safari Park in 10Best Readers' Choice

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 and the Lied Jungle at the Zoo have 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... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022