Programs and Camps

On-Site Programs and Camps

Programs and Camps

Explore our programs and camps options below.

Day Camps

Have a WILD time with Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's day camps! Certified teachers will guide students through camps from one-half to five days in length with educational activities, tours, games and much more.

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Classes

Get WILD with us as we help children gain a deeper connection with the Zoo wildlife through fun, engaging, and inspiring experiences and programs. 

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Travel With Us

As a student, you can travel the world with Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium!

Travel Opportunities

Scout Programs

What better way to work toward a badge than to go on an adventure at the Zoo? Join us on a quest to answer questions like: How does the Ocean affect weather and climate? How do animals adapt to habitat loss? And what can we do the help the environment? Scout classes are two hours long and can be booked on Saturday or Sunday at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. with a minimum of five people. Classes are geared toward meeting badge requirements while engaging students in hands-on learning.

The cost is $20 per person for adults and Scouts. Cost is $18 per scout if booked with an overnight experience. Zoo admission is included. All classes must be booked a minimum of three weeks in advance.

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Photography Workshops

Photo by Mike Benkis
Photo by Mike Benkis
 
August 27th   7-9 am - Birds of a Feather Photography Class
Newly renovated, our Simmons Aviary is 1.3 acres of perfect space for birds and bird watchers. Join us on Saturday, August 27th at 7:00 am as we wake with the waterfowl and take advantage of the early hours (before the Zoo is open) to photograph these amazing animals. The Aviary is beautifully landscaped by our Zoo’s Horticulture Department so whether it is birds or buds you are looking for this is the class for you! Space is limited and registration is required. 
 
Date: Saturday, 8/27/22
 
Cost: $40 per person
 
This class will be taught by the talented Mike Benkis who will teach you how best to photograph these amazing animals. For more information about your instructor see below.
 
 
 
 
Photo by Mike Benkis
 
October 1  9:00-11:00 am - Zoo Fall Portrait Photography Class (Adult Class - 18 yrs and older)
 
Portrait photography, or portraiture, is a type of photography aimed toward capturing the personality of a person or group of people by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses. We will be experimenting with chosen models in the natural backgrounds of the Asian Highlands. Mike Benkis, our Professional Photographer, will instruct you on some camera techniques that will work with your set-up. Space is limited and registration is required.  
 
Date: Saturday, October 1 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Cost: $40.00 per person
 
 
 
Photo by Mike Benkis
 
Photography Classes also available at Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, NE.
Check out available photography classes.   
 
 
Photographer - Mike Benkis 
Mike is a Nebraska native that started in Wildlife photography back in 2014 and has had his work published by the Omaha World Herald, Nebraskaland Magazine, Omaha Audubon Society, Nebraska Games and Parks, and various other publications.  He has always been passionate about wildlife, especially birds.  A clean, bold, dramatic, artistic photographic style has become the hallmark of his work.

Zoo Troop Programs

Nuture your child's love for animals and nature with Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's Zoo Troop programs. With the Zoo as their classroom, teachers encourage children to investigate, play and learn through hands-on activities and exploration.

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