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Banana Slug String Band Coming to the Zoo

Registration is now open for the second conservation-based program in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Nancy Armitage Wildlife Lecture Series. The Banana Slug String Band will perform on Saturday, November 3 at 10:30 a.m. (doors open at 10 a.m.) in the Zoo’s Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Pavilion Auditorium. The Banana Slug String Band is a group of musicians, songwriters and educators who blend music, theater, puppetry and audience participation to create a... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Oct 22, 2018

Spooktacular at the Zoo

Guests are invited to bring their little ghouls and goblins to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium® for Spooktacular presented by Veridian Credit Union on October 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Zoo offers Spooktacular as a safe, not-so-scary way for families to have fun with Halloween. This fun-filled evening includes admission to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium after-hours, trick-or-treating and fun activities! During Spooktacular,... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Oct 12, 2018

Fall Programming at the Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Wildlife Safari Park are offering up fun fall programming, including day camps and Zoo Troop programs for the kids and exploration events for the entire family.  Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium •    Endangered Animals and Conservation – October 20 and November 17, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Through activities and investigation, participants will learn about threatened species from around the globe and... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018

Zoo President Joins Board of Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Staff at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s passion for conservation extends beyond its gates and into their free time through volunteer work. Most recently, Dennis Pate, president and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, has been elected to sit on the board for the prestigious Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGF).   DFGF, whose mission is dedicated to the conservation, protection and study of gorillas and their habitats in Africa, was founded in... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Oct 4, 2018

Zoo Partners with United Way of the Midlands and 2-1-1 Hotline for Third Year

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is partnering with United Way of the Midlands and the 2-1-1 Helpline to provide free household memberships to eligible families for the “Bring Your Family to the Zoo” program. This is the third year of the program.  The “Bring Your Family to the Zoo” program is focused on creating family and community engagement in hopes of improving academic achievement. This year, third grade students in 44 area Omaha-Council Bluffs... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Oct 1, 2018

Second Beer in Zoo Brew Series to Focus on African Elephant Conservation

The second of four beers in Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Zipline Brewing Co.’s Zoo Brew Series, African Elephant XPA, will make its debut in Zipline’s tasting room on  Friday, September 28 and select retail outlets by Saturday, September 29.  African Elephant XPA, an extra pale ale, is brewed and dry-hopped exclusively with Southern Star hops from South Africa. Drinkers can expect a crisp, bright taste with tangy berry notes. Proceeds generated from... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Friday, Sep 14, 2018

Zoo Plants Two Millionth Tree in Madagascar

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, in partnership with Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership (MBP), planted its two millionth tree in Madagascar today. Since 2012, the organizations’ reforestation efforts have been focused on providing habitat for lemurs, the most threatened group of mammals in the world.  Nearly all species of lemurs, which only live on the African island of Madagascar, are threatened due to habitat loss caused by deforestation. In 2012, the Zoo and MBP... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018

Zoo Announces Nancy Armitage Wildlife Lecture Series

For the first time ever, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will host the Nancy Armitage Wildlife Lecture Series, a series of three lectures created to honor the memory of Nancy Armitage. The free lecture series will feature various speakers focusing on informative topics facing wildlife today.  “Throughout her life, Nancy had such a strong passion for wildlife and conservation, as well as a zest for life experiences,” said Dr. Jim Armitage. “When she got... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018

Sea Lion Exhibit Next Step in Master Plan

Exciting things are happening at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium as it continues to move forward with the next phases of its master plan. Owen Coastal Shores, a new habitat for the Zoo’s sea lions is scheduled to open in spring 2020. The sea lions will be in a Pacific Northwest coast inspired area with brown pelicans.  Design development for the new sea lion habitat is underway with construction slated to begin in late fall. The approximately one-acre site will be... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

The Omaha Zoo Railroad Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

The Omaha Zoo Railroad is celebrating its 50th anniversary today and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be celebrating all week long.  The Railroad’s official Golden Spike dedication ceremony took place on July 23, 1968. Mayor A.V. Sorenson and Edd H. Bailey, Union Pacific’s president at the time, drove the brass-plated “golden spike” at the ceremony that officially marked the completion of the Omaha Zoo Railroad. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Monday, Jul 23, 2018