Our Backstage Experiences will be returning soon! Stay tuned!
Cost is $60 per person, $45 per member. Price includes admission to the Zoo. All participants must be at least 8 years old, participants 17 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.
If you can’t make it around the 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 from the comfort of our golf cart. Visitors will have the chance to journey behind-the-scenes during their tour and learn about how we care for over 34,000 animals at the Zoo.
This tour is available for visitors of all ages and will include some walking.
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Cost is $60 per person, $45 per member. Price includes admission to the Zoo. Tickets are free for children under 2 years old.
Now is your chance to join us on a VIP virtual backstage tour and see what it takes to run one of the best zoos in the world! Book one of the below experiences for your group by contacting email@example.com or 402-738-2092. See you virtually behind the scenes!
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Have you ever wondered how much water is above your head as you walk through the tunnel of the Walter Scott Aquarium, or how we feed the multiple species of sharks and rays who call the aquarium home? Join us for a virtual behind the scenes experience to explore the aquarium from the other side of the glass. Participants will hear from aquarium staff, who will dive into topics of animal care and ocean conservation.
Take a virtual behind the scenes tour of the largest family herd room in North America to meet our African elephants. Learn what it takes to transport a 7,000 pound elephant from one place to another, and hear from our animal care staff about how we train and enrich the lives of our elephants.
Get to know the Zoo's herd of reticulated giraffes as you virtually tour the Syd and Betty Cate Family Giraffe Herd Rooms. Experience what it is like to care for animals who reach heights over 15 feet, and learn about how giraffes use their prehensile, purple tongues to reach and grab their food.
With the exception of Stingray Beach, all other animal encounters have been suspended at this time. 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.
Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily weather-permitting.
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. - 5 p.m. daily through September 30. In October, open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only.
$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.
Closed for the season.
$1 per feeding stick
Cross the boardwalk to walk among red ruffed lemurs on Lemur Island, located in front of Expedition Madagascar.