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Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park Extends 2022 Season

The Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska, will remain open daily through Sunday, November 6, 2022. After that, the Wildlife Safari Park will be open on Saturdays and Sundays as weather permits. All areas of the Wildlife Safari Park are available to drive through and open to the public. Hours will change to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning November 1. “The mild fall is allowing all of us to enjoy the Wildlife Safari Park a bit longer this year,” said Gary Pettit,... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Oct 31, 2022

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Closes Simmons Aviary, Lied Jungle and Desert Dome Due to Avian Influenza Death

The Simmons Aviary, Lied Jungle, and the Desert Dome at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be closed to guests beginning Saturday, October 15, 2022, due to the death of a Pink backed pelican from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). These exhibits will be closed for at least 10 days. The rest of the Zoo, including Mahoney Kingdoms of the Night, will remain open. The pelican died yesterday, October 13, and was tested as part of the Zoo’s continued surveillance... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Oct 14, 2022

Join Us for Fall Fun at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium and Wildlife Safari Park

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is welcoming fall with something for everyone from a family outing to a night out with friends (21 and older). Eat, drink and be scary! Join us on  Thursdays, October 13 and 20,   from 7 to 10:30 p.m. for a frightfully fun version of Late Nights at the Zoo: Halloween Edition.  Adults 21 and over can sink their teeth into local food truck cuisine and drinks at the most interesting cocktail hour in town. New for the... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Announces Late Nights at the Zoo: Halloween Edition

Eat, drink and be scary! Join us at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Thursdays, October 13 and 20, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. for a frightfully fun version of Late Nights at the Zoo. Adults 21 and over can sink their teeth into local food truck cuisine and drinks at the most interesting cocktail hour in town. Tickets for all dates are now available. To guarantee admittance, reserve your tickets now. Save $5 per event admission by purchasing online ahead of... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Sep 23, 2022

Omaha's Zoo Announces a Larger Ghouls & Glow Event Returning for the Halloween 2022 Season

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium proudly announces the return of Ghouls & Glow presented by  Veridian Credit Union . This light-time adventure for the whole family is bigger than ever this Halloween at Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium. This zero frightful and all delightful event is an illuminated spectacle for all ages being held October 7 - 9, October 14 - 16, and October 21 - 30, 2022. Over 400 larger-than life lanterns, custom-made for the Zoo, will illuminate... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Sep 16, 2022

Join Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium for Locked Zoo: Rare Breeds Edition

Can you crack the code on animal matchmaking? Join Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for Locked Zoo on Tuesday, August 23, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. to find out! Work in small teams to find clues and solve puzzles to escape the mystery of reviving endangered animal populations (just like zoos do) with Locked Zoo: Rare Breeds edition.  This digital escape room-themed experience is for adults 21 and older. Pair macaws, trade tigers, and get to know gorillas as you discover how zoos... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Aug 19, 2022

Join Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium for the Last “Zoorah” of the Summer: Late Nights at the Zoo

Join Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for the last Late Nights at the Zoo of the summer this Thursday, August 18, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. It’s an evening of wildlife, food trucks, drinks and fun. To celebrate this last “Zoorah” of the summer, the give-away gang will be golf-cart cruising through the Zoo with prizes varying from free beverages to admission tickets for the Zoo and Aquarium. This extra-special night of fun celebrates all our attendees and their support... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Announces New President and CEO

Omaha’s Zoo & Aquarium announces Luis Padilla, DVM Dipl. ACZM, as its next President and CEO. Dr. Padilla will succeed Dennis Pate after his retirement in late 2022. Dr. Padilla is currently the Vice President of Animal Collections for the Saint Louis Zoo, where he is responsible for the overall oversight of the Saint Louis Zoo’s Animal Division, including the animal collection, facilities and the animal care teams. He also serves as an accreditation commissioner for the... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Aug 11, 2022

Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Welcomes One Millionth Visitor of 2022

This year’s millionth visitor to walk through the redemption gates at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was Jeanina Hunt of Papillion, Nebraska. Hunt, a Zoo and Aquarium member, entered the Zoo at about 10:50 a.m. today with her daughters Camila, 7, and Juliana, who turned 4 today. Juliana had asked to come to the Zoo for her birthday to ride Sue’s Carousel.     As the Zoo’s special guest, Hunt and her family were greeted by a... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Aug 4, 2022

Join Us for Membership Appreciation Week at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium invites all members to celebrate Membership Appreciation Week beginning Monday, July 25, and continuing through Friday, July 29.  The Appreciation event has been redesigned this year and includes daily events focusing on different areas of the Zoo each day. Daily themes include African Safari, Primate Party, Aquarium Adventure, Air and Sea Voyage, and Asian Highlands Trek. You can find the week-long schedule of events at OmahaZoo.com/Member-Days... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jul 22, 2022