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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

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

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

Vote Now for the Zoo, Asian Highlands, and Wildlife Safari Park in 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice 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. The public is being asked to cast their votes online to determine the winners.  The public has until Monday, July... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Jun 29, 2020

Wildlife Safari Park Opens Bison Overlook, Walking Trails and More

Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska, is opening more areas for visitors today after being a drive-through experience only this season due to coronavirus. Guests are now able to leave their vehicle to do some exploring.  Areas opening today to visitors include the walking trails, the Bison Overlook, the Pelican Wetlands Overlook, the Eagle Aviary, the Prairie Dog viewing, the Pawnee Creek Food Trailer, and the base deck of the Crane Meadows Viewing Tower (all other... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Jun 15, 2020

Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park Opens Friday for Drive-Through Visitors

Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska, will open for the season this Friday, March 27, with the daily hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the Wildlife Safari Park will be limited to a drive-through experience only until April 30, 2020. Several areas will not be accessible by guests on foot including the hiking trails, Visitor Center, the Hands-On Corral, Eagle Aviary, and the Bison Overlook and Nature Play Area.  “All of us at... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020

Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Wins USA TODAY 10Best Awards

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Wildlife Safari Park ranked at the top of the leader board in the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium ® was named the second “ Best Zoo ” in the country, while its Lied Jungle ® won “ Best Zoo Exhibit .” Wildlife Safari Park was awarded with “ Best Wildlife Park ” in America for the second year in a row.  The... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, May 3, 2019

Vote for Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium for Best Zoo in America

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards has selected Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium ® as a contender for “Best Zoo” and Wildlife Safari Park for “Best Wildlife Park” in America. The Lied Jungle ® at the Zoo has been nominated as “Best Zoo Exhibit” in the country. The public is now being called upon for their votes.  The public has until Monday, April 22 nd  at 11 a.m. to vote... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Mar 25, 2019

Moon Gazing at Wildlife Safari Park

Enjoy views of the full moon from the prairie at Wildlife Safari Park for its Moon Gazing Telescopes and Prairie Skies event from 7-10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19. Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the moon with the Omaha Astronomical Society and enjoy moon-themed treats, including Moon Pies and Tang. Telescopes will be available for viewing the night sky, however, guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars and portable telescopes. This is an outdoor event.... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019