Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving Day

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Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving Day

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25. 

“It is with great pleasure that we announce Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. This decision was made to promote a healthy work/life balance and to show our appreciation and gratitude for our hard-working employees,” said Dennis Pate, President and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. “2020 and 2021 have shown us that time with the people you love is what matters most.” Mr. Pate continued, “Enjoy the holiday and we hope to see you and your family at the Zoo over the Thanksgiving weekend.”

The Zoo has seven acres of indoor exhibits to enjoy when it is cold outside. In the Lied Jungle, visitors are transported to the hot and humid climate of a rainforest while viewing species such as Malayan tapirs, monkeys and macaws. The Desert Dome, the largest indoor desert in the world, offers 42,000 square feet of desert native plant and animal species. The Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium allows visitors to come nose-to-nose with sea turtles and sharks in its 70-foot shark tunnel.

The Durham TreeTops Restaurant offers hot and cold food options, as well as indoor seating. The Lozier Giant Screen Theater is free for members or $6 per person for non-members. Films currently playing are:

  • Great Barrier Reef 2D – 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
  • Sea Lions – Life by a Whisker 2D - 12 p.m., and 2 p.m.

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium is currently open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Lied Jungle closes at 3 p.m. and the other exhibit buildings close at 5 p.m. The Zoo is closed on Christmas Day.

Posted by Diane Kohout at 5:08 PM