Locked Zoo

Locked Zoo

Locked Zoo

Saturday, March 25, 2023 | 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

In this digital puzzle experience, players will work in small teams to solve clues and unlock the mystery of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. Can you escape?

This month’s theme: Cryptic Cats. Nature’s biggest cats use strength, speed, and smarts to survive in the wild. During a 2-hour window, players will do the same as they prowl through select Zoo exhibits solving cat-themed puzzles.

This event is not a race or competition – the game is meant to be completed at your own pace.

Now for all ages! This is an after-hours, family-friendly event. Locked Zoo puzzles are best suited for ages 12 and up, but all are welcome. From date night to family game night, this unique experience is only offered at the Zoo!

Select Zoo concessions will be available, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase.

Purchase Tickets

Event Admission

  • Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Members
    • Children (ages 3-11) - $12
    • Adults (ages 12+) - $18
  • Non-Members
    • Children (ages 3-11) - $16
    • Adults (ages 12+) - $22

Ticket purchase includes access to select Zoo exhibits after hours and access to the Locked Zoo game. Zoo members must log in with their member number or card number to receive member pricing. 



Drink Tickets

Drink tickets are $8 each. 1 drink ticket = 1 alcoholic beverage OR 2 non-alcoholic beverages.

Drink tickets can be pre-purchased online with your event admission AND must be picked up from our new ticket kiosks. Here’s how it works:

  1. Purchase your event admission now at OmahaZoo.com (see links below).
  2. When at the event, visit a ticket kiosk at the main entrance of the Zoo. Scan your emailed event ticket barcode.
  3. The kiosk will print any drink tickets that you pre-purchased. You also can purchase more drink tickets onsite at this time, or at another kiosk once inside the Zoo.
  4. Take the drink tickets and enjoy the event! All drink tickets expire the same day they are printed and cannot be used for a later event date.

Alcoholic Beverages: Coors Light, White Claw and Glacial Till.
Non-Alcoholic Beverages: Root Beer, Fanta, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Bottled Water.

Event Details and Itinerary

Please note: This is not a virtual game series. Locked Zoo can only be played in person at the Zoo. A mobile device is required to play.

Event Details

  • Mobile device required – this event requires a mobile device with internet capabilities to participate. Only one mobile device per team. There will not be charging stations available.
  • There will be timed entry at 4:30 and 5 p.m. The game will take approximately 2 hours to complete.
  • Teams are allowed up to 6 players.
  • Team members must check-in at the same time.
  • Event is rain or shine – tickets are nonrefundable.
  • Drink tickets will be available for purchase at kiosks on-site. 

Event Itinerary

  • 4:30 and 5:00 p.m.
    • Players admitted to the event. Time selected at registration. Please see ticket for admittance time.
    • Players will receive their game packet, instructions and writing utensil upon check in.
    • Players may begin the game at any time.
  • 4:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Bars open until 7:00 p.m.
    • Concessions open for on-site sales until 7:30 p.m.
  • 6 p.m.
    • Last event admission.
  • 6:45 p.m.
    • Drink Ticket Kiosks close at 6:45 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m.
    • Event concludes.