Glacier Bay Landing features many public amenities near Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s North Gate. The area, inspired by Alaskan coastal towns, offers unique food choices, a variety of seating options, new restrooms with changing areas and two family restrooms, a rental picnic area, a new ticket booth, a semi-private nursing mom area and a lighthouse-themed play structure for kids.
The architecture and landscape of Glacier Bay Landing continues the surrounding area’s Pacific Northwest theme seen in Alaskan Adventure and the upcoming Sea Lion Shores. Perhaps the highlight of the area is a sea plane that welcomes visitors into the area. Sea planes are commonly used in Alaska for taxi service, ambulance, sightseeing and wildlife viewing. The sea plane in Glacier Bay Landing has had its engine removed and is for viewing only.
Concessions and Seating Areas
Throughout Glacier Bay Landing, Zoo visitors find a variety of seating options: 276 chairs placed around tables in the public plaza, 240 seats in Fisherman’s Landing at Stinson Pier and seating for 165 along 330 linear feet of benches. Seven large fixed shade covers over the public plaza along with numerous umbrellas create abundant shaded seating areas.
The concessions building at Glacier Bay Landing is equipped with ten service windows. Visitors can order from a variety of new menu items, including a Crab Cake Slider, Alaskan Cod Sandwich, Garlic Parmesan Fries and a Glacier Bay Signature Cheeseburger.
A Sweet Shop with three service windows offers dessert options also new to the Zoo, such as edible cookie dough, loaded sundaes and a variety of frozen beverages.
Fisherman’s Landing at Stinson Pier
Fisherman’s Landing at Stinson Pier is a rental area that can accommodate daytime picnics as well as evening events. The completely covered pavilion has two large fans, 15 skylights and pathway lights throughout the space. The pavilion has an open kitchen concept for catering use. Capacity for Fisherman’s Landing at Stinson Pier is seating for 240.
Children’s Play Area
An interactive lighthouse is the centerpiece of the children’s play area in Glacier Bay Landing. Play features include two slides, a climbing wall, a soft-landing zone and various interactive elements.
Restroom and Nursing Area
Glacier Bay Landing offers a new restroom and changing area for Zoo guests. The area includes 11 stalls in the women’s restroom, three stalls and three urinals in the men’s restroom and two family restrooms, each equipped with a child-sized toilet. A privacy fence and umbrellas create a semi-private and shaded area for nursing mothers to utilize during their visit.
A new three-window ticket booth allows visitors to purchase tickets to all Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium attractions and limited merchandise.