One of the world's best zoos is on the road! Bring the Zoo to your school, library, senior center or event. We offer unique educational experiences that are fun, interactive, memorable and engaging for children and adults. Our animal experts deliver programs that will educate, inspire and engage your group.
Our programs bring zoo artifacts and sometimes even live animals from our Zoo to you! View our offerings below.
Contact the Education Department at (402) 738-6905 or zoo2you@OmahaZoo.com for more information or to make a reservation.
When you have a BIG audience you need BIG education! Our assemblies are offered for Pre-K to 12th grade, and are the perfect way for large groups to learn about animals and conservation. Assemblies are presented by our Zoo educators, who take their audience on an exciting learning journey full of audience participation and visits from our Zoo's Animal Ambassadors. Check out the assembly programs being offered below.
Join us as we explore some of our favorite tales of animals and nature. Participants will learn how animal stories have inspired us to care for animals at the Zoo and promote conservation of animal homes around the world. Whether it's tales of pirates and sea monsters inspiring a love of the ocean and marine animals, or early exposure to Aesop's Fables and the mischievous Anansi the Spider teaching us valuable life lessons, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will bring interactive storytelling, hands on experiences with amazing biofacts, and animal ambassador visitors to help inspire a love of stories and a respect for the greater world around us!
Match your leaping skills against a tiger or your balance against a flamingo. Zoo educators will challenge participants to run, jump, race, and more as they learn all about the amazing animal athletes in our world! From the opening torch relay to the medal ceremonies, this program redefines “active learning” as kids test themselves against the abilities of animals from different habitats around the world. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will bring hands on experiences with amazing biofacts and animal ambassador visitors to help inspire a love of animals and a respect for the greater world around us!
From polar bears in the Arctic to turtles in Nebraska, the future of the world’s animals is in our hands! Learn amazing facts about animals and discover what you can do to help your favorite animals at home and far away. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will bring hands-on experiences with amazing biofacts and animal ambassador visitors to help inspire a love of animals and a respect for the greater world around us!
Our STEM experts are coming soon to a classroom near you. We provide hands-on educational experiences that make science come alive and foster a lifelong love for conservation. These programs are correlated to Nebraska and Iowa Standards. We have programs perfect for every level from Pre-K through Grade 12.
Our library programs are a perfect addition to your schedule. When you bring one of the world’s best zoos to your site, you can count on a great educational program that will fit your theme. These presentations provide a lasting memory as they inspire and educate children and adults.
Whether you have the zoo as a long term provider, or for a single visit, the Zoo is the perfect mix of education and fun for your afterschool program.
“You demonstrated the VERY BEST in after school programming and practice” – Sandra, Ed. D.
Afterschool and Summer Programs
When we visit your community, it is like a visit to the zoo for those who cannot attend. We will provide an update on the exciting new things at the zoo. The engrossing presentation uses pictures, videos, pelts and even live animals.
Senior Outreach Programs
If your event is looking for a guest speaker, call us to see if a zoo expert is available. Contact the Education Department at (402) 738-6905 or zoo2you@OmahaZoo.com for more information or to make a reservation.
Contact the Education Department at (402) 738-2092 or classes@OmahaZoo.com to reserve your Zoo-To-You trunk.