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Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park Opens Friday for Drive-Through Visitors

Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska, will open for the season this Friday, March 27, with the daily hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the Wildlife Safari Park will be limited to a drive-through experience only until April 30, 2020. Several areas will not be accessible by guests on foot including the hiking trails, Visitor Center, the Hands-On Corral, Eagle Aviary, and the Bison Overlook and Nature Play Area.  “All of us at... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020

Membership Drive Continues and Virtual Trips to Zoo Are Available

The Zoo and Aquarium is currently closed to the public, but continues its commitment to animals, conservation efforts, and the Omaha community, like we hope you will do by renewing your membership today. As a non-profit, the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium exclusively relies on proceeds from community donations, membership sales, and ticketed programs to support the Zoo’s animals and operations. By putting your dollars into Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium now,... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Mar 23, 2020

Vote Now for Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park in 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has selected Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium as a contender for “Best Zoo” and Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park for “Best Safari Park” in America. Asian Highlands at the Zoo has also been nominated as “Best Zoo Exhibit” in the country. The public is being asked to cast their votes online to determine the winners.    The public has until Monday, April 12, at 11 a.m. to vote online. Each... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Mar 20, 2020

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Closes Due to COVID-19

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 16, through the end of the month. The decision was made based on the announcement yesterday by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts of the state’s first case of community spread and Nebraska’s publication of guidance on events and public gatherings. The Zoo is not aware of any guests or employees with positive Coronavirus tests. As the situation changes and decisions are made about the... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Sunday, Mar 15, 2020

Celebrating 125 Years

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is excited to announce that the Zoo is celebrating its 125th year anniversary in 2020.  Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium can track its history back to Riverview Park, which was founded as part of the park and boulevard system for the city of Omaha. This forward-thinking vision for the city set the stage for one of the world’s best zoos. With the 1895 completion of land purchases for Riverview Park and then the acquisition of... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020

How to Support Australian Wildlife and Their Habitats

"Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is greatly concerned about the devastating impact of the bushfires on Australian wildlife and their habitats," said Dr. Cheryl Morris, vice president of conservation at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. "We are committed to supporting Australia’s zoos working on the front lines of this fight to care for injured wildlife. Currently their needs are primarily financial to provide the emergency veterinary care required. We... Read More
Posted by Andrea Hennings at Thursday, Jan 9, 2020

Ring in the “Noon Year” at Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium invites guests to ring in the new year at its annual Noon Year’s Eve event on Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Noon Year’s Eve is a family-friendly event that allows guests of all ages to ring in the new year without staying up until the midnight hour. Have a wild time with entertainment from Joe Cole’s Magic Show, DJ music and an early crowd countdown to 2020, complete with a mini beach ball drop.  The... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Dec 27, 2019

Zoo Announces Tomorrow’s Day 12 Gift of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving

For the final day of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is giving the community the gift of free admission to children under the age of 12 beginning Thursday, December 26 through Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Up to six children can be admitted free to the Zoo with each paid adult.  This is the third year Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has offered this holiday gift to the community. The free admission for children under the age of 12 is an... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Dec 23, 2019

Zoo Announces Tomorrow’s Day 11 Gift of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving: Meet Marshall

As part of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, a Meeting with Marshall, an Indian rhinoceros calf born on Friday, August 30, is announced as the Day 11 Gift for tomorrow. One visitor to the Zoo on Monday, Dec. 23, will be randomly selected on Zoo grounds by Santa’s Squad to win this prize. Prizes will continue daily through Tuesday, Dec. 24, and are expected to range from special gifts to Behind the Scenes experiences. The next day’s prize... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Sunday, Dec 22, 2019

Zoo Announces Tomorrow’s Day 10 Gift of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving

As part of the 12 Doorly Days of Giving from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, an Aquarist Experience in the Scott Aquarium is announced as the Day 10 Gift for tomorrow. One visitor to the Zoo on Sunday, Dec. 22, will be randomly selected on Zoo grounds by Santa’s Squad to win this prize. Prizes will continue daily through Tuesday, Dec. 24, and are expected to range from special gifts to Behind the Scenes experiences. The next day’s prize will be announced to the media,... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Saturday, Dec 21, 2019