Want to purchase a Backstage Experience for a loved one?
Purchase a Gift Experience
$180 per group of four, $140 per member group of four (Includes admission)
$60 per person, $45 per member (Includes admission)
Ages 8 and up, pre-registration required
If you can’t make it around the entire zoo in one day, you’re not alone! Let us take you to some of our most popular exhibits on the far side of the zoo in the comforts of a golf cart. (This tour will include some walking.)
Offered daily May - October.
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m.
$60 per person, $45 per member (limit five guests, includes Zoo admission) pre-registration required
Cost: $135 per person, $120 members (Limit 2 guests, includes admission)
For ages 8 and up, pre-registration required
Join us as we visit exclusive behind-the-scenes areas at the Wildlife Safari Park where you'll meet some of the animals we're caring for there! A visit to our Cheetah Breeding Center is a once in a lifetime opportunity you won't want to miss among others.
All animal encounters are weather and staff-dependent and their hours change seasonally.
Come hand to fin with cownose, Southern and Atlantic stingrays at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's interactive exhibit Stingray Beach, located up the hill from the Omaha Zoo Railroad's Omaha Depot. Touch, feed and interact with these aquatic creatures as they glide through an 80-foot-long pool. Interpreters will be nearby to answer all of your questions and more.
Hours are weather-permitting.
All rides will not operate if there is rain, snow, ice or if the temperature will not reach 50 degrees by 1 p.m.
The Giraffe Encounter is a dedicated area that provides visitors with eye-to-eye viewing and an opportunity to feed the giraffes.
Open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily May 11 - September 30; October 1 - November 3 (weekends only). Hours are weather-permitting.
$3 to feed
The Dick and Mary Holland Meadowlark Theater features a Birds in Flight Program highlighting 15 of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s bird species, including Harris hawks, Guinea fowl, red front macaws and blue and gold macaws. All 35 birds participating in the program are fully flighted birds that fly specific paths or demonstrate specific behaviors for the audience.
Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily May 24 - September. Programs are held weather permitting.
Free with an Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium membership or general Zoo admission
Experience small birds flying overhead or from the palm of your hand at the Budgie Encounter, located inside of Children's Adventure Trails near the North Entrance of the Zoo.
Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily starting May 11 - September. Open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in October.
$1 per feeding stick
Cross the boardwalk to walk among red ruffed lemurs on Lemur Island, located in front of Expedition Madagascar.
Open for the season.