For the final day of the 12 Doorly 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 Thursday, December 26 through Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Up to six children can be admitted free to the Zoo with each paid adult.
This is the third 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 culmination to the 12 Doorly Days of Giving that every visitor can enjoy.
For the past 12 days, prizes were randomly awarded to visitors ranging from gift cards to Behind the Scenes experiences with Giraffes, seeing how the Aquarium works, and meeting baby Rhino Marshall. Each day’s winner has been announced via social media.
“We hope the community enjoyed the 12 Doorly Days of Giving as much as we did! The joy it brought was contagious.” said Dennis Pate, president and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. “The Zoo is now even more excited to offer this final gift to all the children in our community. We hope people will use this opportunity to enjoy our Zoo and create memories.”
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 – 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 pm.
• Superpower Dogs 2D – 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
• Backyard Wilderness 3D – 12:30 p.m.
Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium is currently open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibit buildings close at 5 p.m. The Zoo is closed on Christmas Day.