Professional Learning

Professional Learning

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium provides high quality professional learning opportunities for both formal and informal educators.  Our aim is to develop a community of educators dedicated to professional growth in STEM and wildlife conservation.  We believe that science is learned through authentic experiences and real-world applications, and what better place than our Zoo!  All professional learning opportunities are aligned to the new Nebraska College and Career Ready Standards for Science and Next Generation Science Standards. Please call 402-738-2092 to register for upcoming workshops! 

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Teachers Night Out!

The Omaha Zoo Education Department is excited to host a night exclusively for educators on September 29th from 6-8pm.

Kick off the new school year with an evening at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium without students!

Join us for this free event that will feature educational programs, both here at the Zoo and those that can be brought to your classroom.

Guests will have the opportunity to encounter Animal Ambassadors, tour our education building and take pleasure in the Zoo after hours! We will have activity stations highlighting our educational programs with resources you can take back to your classroom. 

Food and beverages (beer, wine, and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase. 

Educators must pre-register and provide a valid school ID upon check in the day of the event. Educators can register one additional friend to bring with them to the event. Guests attending the event must be 18 or over. Attendance is limited, so register today!

Cost: Free, RSVP required

This event has sold out. No more registrations are being taken.