Experience the Zoo through a different view: behind the scenes or on four wheels. Reservations are required.
Backstage Experiences are back! Now is your chance to join us on a backstage tour to see what it takes to run one of the best zoos in the world. See you behind the scenes!
Cost is $65 per person, $50 per member. Price includes admission to the Zoo. Tickets are non-refundable.
All participants must be at least 8 years old. Participants 17 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.
For the safety of our staff and animals all participants must wear a mask during the backstage experience.
Participants should check-in at the Robert B Daugherty Education Center at least 15 minutes before their tour begins.
Now's your chance to see these magnificent marine mammals up close! Head behind the scenes of our Sea Lion Care Quarters to find out how we take care of our resident pinnipeds, then head out to the Sea Lion Amphitheater to assist our keepers in a Sea Lion Training Session.
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 sharks and rays who call the aquarium home? Join us behind the scenes to explore the aquarium from the other side of the glass.
Get to know the Zoo's herd of reticulated giraffes during a tour of the Syd and Betty Cate Family Giraffe Herd Rooms. Learn how we care for animals that stand 15 feet above the ground, and how our herd rooms are specially designed for the Zoo's tallest residents.
Head behind the scenes in our Center for Conservation and Research, where you will learn about the work Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is doing to help protect animals both in the wild and in Zoos and Aquariums around the country.
Don't see what you're looking for? Call today to book a private Backstage Experience! Special arrangements can be made for an additional fee of $20 per person by contacting the Education Department at email@example.com or 402-738-2092. Groups must have at least 6 participants and contact the Education Department at least 3 weeks in advance.
Looking to go behind the scenes virtually? Book one of the above experiences for your group by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-738-2092. See you virtually behind the scenes!
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 how we care for over 30,000 animals at the Zoo.
This tour is available for visitors of all ages and will include some walking.
Offered daily (April through October) 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Off season bookings taken upon request.
Cost is $65 per person, $50 per member. Price includes admission to the Zoo. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are free for children under 2 years old.
As you're going about your day, happen upon the animals going about theirs. See how the animals are fed, sit in on a training demonstration or experience the different ways the animals explore their environment with enrichment.
Penguin Feeding at the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium: Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Shark Feeding at Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
Flamingo Feeding at Simmons Aviary: Daily at 11:30 a.m.
Amur Tiger Enrichment/Training at Asian Highlands: Daily at 11:30 a.m.
Sloth Bear Enrichment/Training at Asian Highlands: Daily at 1:30 p.m.
Sea lion Training Demonstrations at Owen Sea Lion Shores: Daily at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Lion Enrichment/Training at African Grasslands: Daily at 2:30 p.m.
Have a hand in the lives of some of our animals with an up-close and personal experience on your next visit. Open Daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Sea Star Touch Pool at the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium
Giraffe Encounter at Scott African Grasslands
Goat Hills at Bay Family Children's Adventure Trails
Goat Kraal at Scott African Grasslands