Zoo Announces 2nd Year of 12 Days of Giving as Holiday Gift to Community

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Zoo Announces 2nd Year of 12 Days of Giving as Holiday Gift to Community

In celebration of the holiday season, the Zoo announces the 12 Days of Giving. Visitors to the Zoo or the Zoo’s social media pages each day will be randomly selected to win the prize of the day beginning Sunday, Dec. 13, and continuing daily through Thursday, Dec. 24.

Prizes are expected to range from gift cards to Lozier Giant Screen Theater® packages to baskets from the Gift Shop. The day’s prize will be announced each morning at 7 a.m. CST on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; and also through an eNews email. The winner will either be a visitor to Zoo grounds that day or selected via the Zoo’s Facebook or Instagram pages. The details of how to win will be explained in the 7 a.m. social posts and email.

“2020 has been a challenge, but as we end the year, we are excited to offer these festive daily surprises to help celebrate the holiday season together,” said Dennis Pate, president and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. “Whether virtually or in person, all of us at the Zoo are so grateful for the continued support of our community and hope this adds a bit of joy to your day.”

The Zoo has seven acres of indoor exhibits to enjoy during the winter months. 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:

  • Turtle Odyssey 2D – 11:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
  • Sea Lions – Life by a Whisker 2D - 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3:30 pm.

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.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo continues to operate by our "Healthy You, Healthy Zoo" guidelines and is committed to the safety and well-being of our guests, animals, and employees. Changes will be made as needed based on actual operating conditions and COVID-19 guidance from public health experts and elected officials. Please check the Zoo’s website at OmahaZoo.com and social media channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest details and the most current schedule.

Posted by Diane Kohout at 4:38 PM