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
 
May 21st   8-10 am - Endangered Species Photography Class
 
There are over 41,400 species listed on the IUCN Red List, with the number growing every day. Help us celebrate Endangered Species Month by highlighting the beauty of endangered species through photography. Our Zoo is home to many different endangered animals from the African Elephant to the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle. As part of this experience you will take a tour through our Center for Conservation Research and learn about how the Omaha Zoo aids in the survival of endangered species. The first hour of this class will be before general admission hours to ensure a private viewing of our exhibits. Space is limited and registration is required.  
 
Date: Saturday, 5/21/22
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
Photo by Mike Benkis
 
June 4 & June 5  8:00-10:00 am - Master Photography Class (Adult Class - 18 yrs and older)
 
Join us for a 2-day workshop where guests can learn from our Wildlife Photographer at the Zoo. The first day will be spent going over technical photography considerations, shooting lineups, thought processing for taking pictures of wildlife, stills, and outside elements. Day two will be for guests to bring their pictures in for feedback and live post processing of some of the images. We will be demonstrating how Mike turns some of his images he takes into a fine art pieces. 
 
Date: Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5  8:00 am to 10:00 am
Cost: $150.00 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.
 
 
 
 
**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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