Bring the Zoo to You

Bring the Zoo to You

Bring the Zoo to You 

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.

Assemblies

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. 

Pricing: 

  • Assemblies are $350. A travel fee is applied for schools over 20 miles away from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. 
  • Looking to go virtual? We offer our assemblies virtually for $250 for up to 300 students. 
  • Book your program today by calling the Education Department at 402-738-6905. We require at least 3 weeks' notice to book.

 

Summer 2021 Assembly Programs:

 

Zoo Tales and Tails

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!

Zoolympics

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!

I Love Animals 

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!

 

Classrooms

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.

Classroom Programs

Libraries

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.

Library Programs

Afterschool and Summer Programs

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

Senior Outreach

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

Guest Speakers

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.

Zoo Trunks

Contact the Education Department at (402) 738-2092 or classes@OmahaZoo.com to reserve your Zoo-To-You trunk.

Includes the following:

  • Interactive activities
  • Hands-on lessons
  • Animal artifacts (examples: sea shells, replica shark jaw, or penguin egg replicas)
  • Life-size animal prints (example: sea turtles or penguins)
  • Videos and books

Topics Available:

  • Penguins
  • Oceans

What You Need To Know

  • Trunk materials are free with a refundable $50 security deposit and contract due upon checkout.
  • Shipping costs are due upon checkout. To avoid shipping costs you can pick up and drop off your trunk directly at the Zoo.
  • Can be used up to one week in the classroom. Please call for extended time periods.
 

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