Bring your family or group to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for a WILD time! Sleeping Bag Safaris are available year-round. Children must be at least 4 years old, and 1 adult is required to attend with every 10 youth. Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance. All safaris run 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted. See below for more information.
Family Safari Tent Camping is a outside camping experince at our tent grounds near the lion exhibit. Tents include cots, an electrical outlet, nightstand with lantern, area rug, dining table, two director chairs and oscillating fan. Guests must bring their own bedding and comfortable shoes for walking. Cost is $100.00 per person with a two person minimum per tent.
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Family Tent Camping is pitching a tent and staying overnight at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and bringing the WILDS to your family. We will be staying outside near exotic exhibits around the Zoo and experiencing new sights and sounds all night. Family tent camping includes educational programming, paid admission, overnight stay, evening snack, a light breakfast and a visit from one of our experienced docents.
Children must be 4 years of age and accompanied by an adult. For health reasons, we ask that families provide their own tents. Call 402-738-2092 to register or visit our website. *Please note that this is an outside camping adventure.
*Please note that both Family Camping experiences are outside overnight experiences
Family Safaris are inside facility overnights limited to family groups and have a minimum ages of four years to participate. Both programs run from 7 p.m. - 9 a.m. and cost are $45.00 - $55.00 per person depending on what facility is being used. Family Safaris includes educational programming, paid admission, overnight stay, evening snack, a light breakfast and a visit from one of our experienced docents.
*Please note these overnights are not open to scout groups, youth groups, or groups in general. See Small Group Campouts for these overnights.
*Facility requires tents and guests must provide own tents for use.
Join us for an overnight program where adult guests spend the night at the Zoo's Safari Tent Camp site and experience the exhibits after-hours. Program includes an evening gourmet dinner and drinks, an evening hike, movie, snacks, breakfast, morning hike, free day at the Zoo and special volunteer experience.
Tents include one double cot or two single cots. Each tent is 10' x 12' spacious interior equipped with an electrical outlet, nightstand with lantern, area rug, dining table, two director chairs and oscillating fan. Guests must bring their own bedding and comfortable shoes for walking.
Cost is per person is $120.00. This overnight is for guest 21years old and over only. Single campers pay a minimum two-person tent price. There is a maximum two-person occupancy per tent.
Grown-Up Safari Guidelines
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Small Group Safaris are overnight programs designed for schools, churches, scouts or summer camps who cannot meet our 20-person Large Group Safari minimum. The program includes educational programming, overnight stay, paid admission, and evening snack. Groups will go on a night hike, play conservation games, watch a movie and go on a morning hike. Guests must be 4 years old or older.
Safaris run from 7 p.m. - 9 a.m. and are costs $35.00 - $45.00 per person.
*Denotes Facility requires tents. Please bring non stakeable tents to overnight.
Schools, church groups, scouts, summer camps, families can reserve a private safari date year-round. (Minimum numbers have been dropped to 15 for the summer instead of our normal 25). Overnights include educational programming, paid admission, overnight stay and evening snack. Children must be 4 years of age and accompanied by an adult. For health reasons, we ask that groups provide their own tents. Choose from multiple packages for a unique and memorable experience. Call 402-738-2092 for information and to register.
Campouts are overnight educational programs where guests spend the night in platform canvas tents and enjoy learning about what happens at the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari (Ashland, Nebraska) after dark.
**New for 2020 - Times have changed! Campouts at Wildlife Safari Park will start at 7:00 pm to accomodate drivers from Lincoln and Omaha. Please plan on joining us from 7:00 pm to 9:00 am and enjoying the country air.
The Campout includes educational programming, overnight stay, park admission, evening hike, and morning hike. Due to health guidelines we are currently unable to provide an evening snack or breakfast. However, guests are allowed to bring food and drink (non-alcoholic) into the park to enjoy. Please feel free to bring marshmallows and s'more condiments to make the ulitimate evening snack! Guests will spend the night at the campsite with platform canvas tents and cots. Groups are asked to bring their own bedding, flashlights, chairs and bug spray.
Please also note that drinking fountains are closed due to health restrictions so please bring extra water bottles during your visit.
Wildlife Safari Park allows food and non-alcoholic drinks to be brought into the Park especially during overnights. Groups are welcome to bring coolers and extra supplies as well as their own tents (if they choose). The Wildlife Safari Park practices "Leave No Trace" so please be aware of what you bring in you must pack out.
Cost is $40 per person (unless otherwise noted) with reservations made a minimum of three weeks in advance. One adult per tent is required and a minimum of 4 years of age to participate.
Wildlife Safari Park is located off Nebraska’s I-80, Exit 426.
16406 292nd Street
Ashland, NE 68003
Private Campouts are available for schools, churches, boy scouts, girl scouts, summer camps, families and more with a minimum of 15 people and can be reserved for any open date during the Wildlife Safari Park open season (April through October). Guests must be 4 years or older.
This family program focuses on families of all ages. We will discover what spending the night at the Park is all about without actually spending the night. Geared towards the beginner campers and young explorers. Event starts at 4:30 p.m. and concludes and 8:30 p.m. Guests will experience educational programming, paid admission, dinner, night hike, and evening snack.
Cost is $25 per person (children under 1 are free). Adult participation required.