As part of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, a Reptile Experience is announced as the Day 7 Gift for tomorrow. One visitor to the Zoo on Thursday, Dec. 19, will be randomly selected on Zoo grounds by Santa’s Squad to win this prize.
Prizes will continue daily through Tuesday, Dec. 24, and are expected to range from special gifts to Behind the Scenes experiences. The next day’s prize will be announced to the media, on Facebook, via Twitter and Instagram, and through an eNews email the day before. Each day’s winner will be announced via social media on the afternoon the prize is awarded.
“The Zoo is excited to offer these festive daily surprises as we celebrate the holiday season together as a community,” said Dennis Pate, president and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. “We hope people will use this opportunity to enjoy what our great Zoo has to offer and create memories with their loved ones.”
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.