Virtual Camps

Virtual Camps

Virtual Camps & Family Programs

We are very excited to present Virtual Zoo Camps as a new way to learn! The Zoo has been offering virtual learning experiences to classrooms around the world for nearly two decades. We are excited to now bring this experience to families from the comfort of their own homes, or backyards, from the lake, or wherever you may choose to connect with us!

How Do Virtual Zoo Camps Work?

  • Zoo staff and campers meet in a video chat session.
  • Connection is easy.  Learners at home only need a computer or mobile device, audio and internet connection or cellular service. (a webcam and microphone are optional)
  • Programs will be delivered through a secure platform. Zoo staff will deliver a live program and will answer questions from our virtual participants! Campers may meet animal care staff, get unique views of our animals, participate in engaging activities and more. 
  • Cost is $12 for ages 3-18 (member rate) or $20-$25 for Family programs.
    • Fee is per device. If you would like to call in on more than one device, please purchase an additional ticket. Only those with reservations will be let into the virtual camp.
    • Virtual Zoo Camps are intended for households. Daycares, schools and other large groups please visit our Virtual Field Trips page for programs designed for your group type. If you are unsure or see a virtual camp you would like your students to participate in, please email for pricing. 
  • Class Duration: 45-60 minutes depending on age and program type.
  • Zoom links will be sent 24-hours or less prior to program start time. Please check your spam or junk folders for this email.

Ages 3 - 8

Through science-based exploration and outdoor play, children and their families will experience Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium using their senses. Each adventure may include an opportunity to explore learning activities based on the adventure theme, meeting one of the Zoo's animal ambassadors and engagement with Zoo staff. Participants can practice sensory investigation, creativity, and math and literacy skills. Cost is $12 per device (member rate). Program length is approximately 50-60 minutes.

1-Day Virtual Camps (ages 3-8)

These virtual camps run at either 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) and are approximately 60-minutes in length. Cost: $12 per device (member rate), unless otherwise noted. Program length is approximately 1-hour.

Online registration for camps closes 24-hours in advance. If you would like to register within the 24-hour deadline, please call (402) 738-2092 and we are happy to take your registration over the phone.

Check back soon for more Virtual Zoo Camp Adventures!

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Ages 9 - 12

1-Day Virtual Camps (ages 9-12)

These virtual camps are approximately 60-minutes in length. Cost: $12 per device (member rate), unless otherwise noted. 

Online registration for camps closes 24-hours in advance. If you would like to register within the 24-hour deadline, please call (402) 738-2092 and we are happy to take your registration over the phone.

Check back soon for more Virtual Zoo Camp Adventures!

Register for a Virtual Camp

Virtual Family Zoo Adventures

The Zoo Animals' Santa - December 23 at 2:30 p.m. (ticket sales open December 14)

Join us for a virtual visit to the Zoo. Learn how Santa and our amazing zookeepers provide special holiday gifts for the Zoo's animals. Santa will share stories and show kids how to create their own special presents for animals in their own backyards.

This program will take place via Zoom. A link will be emailed to all participants approximately 12 to 24 hours prior to the event. One ticket purchased will allow one device into the program. If you wish to call in on multiple devices, you must purchase a ticket for each device.

Online registration closes 24-hours in advance. If you would like to register within the 24-hour deadline, please call (402) 738-2092 and we are happy to take your registration over the phone.

Reservations

  • $20 for Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Members
  • $25 for Non-Members
  • Fee includes call-in from one device. If you would like to call-in from another device, you must purchase additional tickets.

*An important note about your email and Zoom: the Zoom link will be emailed to the address you provided upon registration. We are not able to change this email address once registration is completed. Please make sure you are able to access this email account on the day of the virtual program. If you do not see a link emailed to you within 12-hours of the program, please call the number above after checking all spam folders. We are not able to trouble-shoot technical or connectivity issues. Please make sure Zoom is updated on your device. This program is non-refundable.

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Virtual Breakfast with Penguins - December 31 (sold out) or January 2 at 9:00 a.m.

Roll out of bed, grab your family and favorite breakfast item, and get ready to learn about life at the South Pole. You will get a live, early morning peek at the penguins that call Scott Aquarium home. Learn all about our fancy, feathered-friends from the southern hemisphere!

This program will take place via Zoom. A link will be emailed to all participants approximately 12 to 24 hours prior to the event. One ticket purchased will allow one device into the program. If you wish to call in on multiple devices, you must purchase a ticket for each device.

Online registration for camps closes 24-hours in advance. If you would like to register within the 24-hour deadline, please call (402) 738-2092 and we are happy to take your registration over the phone.

Reservations

  • $20 for Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Members
  • $25 for Non-Members
  • Fee includes call-in from one device. If you would like to call-in from another device, you must purchase additional tickets.

*An important note about your email and Zoom: the Zoom link will be emailed to the address you provided upon registration. We are not able to change this email address once registration is completed. Please make sure you are able to access this email account on the day of the virtual program. If you do not see a link emailed to you within 12-hours of the program, please call the number above after checking all spam folders. We are not able to trouble-shoot technical or connectivity issues. Please make sure Zoom is updated on your device. This program is non-refundable.

Register for a Virtual Program