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If you can’t make it around the entire zoo in one day, you’re not alone! Let us take you to some of our most popular exhibits on the far side of the zoo in the comforts of a golf cart. (This tour will include some walking.)
Offered daily May - October.
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m.
$55 per person, $40 per member (limit five guests, includes Zoo admission) Pre-registration required
$55 per person, $40 per member (Limit 15 guests, includes admission)
Ages 8 and up, Pre-registration required
Cost: $130 per person, $115 members (Limit 2 guests, includes admission)
For ages 8 and up, Pre-registration required
Join us as we visit exclusive behind-the-scenes areas at the Wildlife Safari Park where you'll meet some of the animals we're caring for there! A visit to our Cheetah Breeding Center is a once in a lifetime opportunity you won't want to miss among others.
All animal encounters are weather and staff-dependent and their hours change seasonally.
Come hand to fin with cownose, Southern and Atlantic stingrays at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's interactive exhibit Stingray Beach, located up the hill from the Omaha Zoo Railroad's Omaha Depot. Touch, feed and interact with these aquatic creatures as they glide through an 80-foot-long pool. Interpreters will be nearby to answer all of your questions and more.
Closed for the season.
All rides will not operate if there is rain, snow, ice or if the temperature will not reach 50 degrees by 1 p.m.
The Giraffe Encounter is a dedicated area that provides visitors with eye-to-eye viewing and an opportunity to feed the giraffes.
Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weather permitting.
$3 to feed
The Dick and Mary Holland Meadowlark Theater features a Birds in Flight Program highlighting 15 of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s bird species, including Harris hawks, Guinea fowl, red front macaws and blue and gold macaws. All 35 birds participating in the program are fully flighted birds that fly specific paths or demonstrate specific behaviors for the audience.
Free with an Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium membership or general Zoo admission
Experience small birds flying overhead or from the palm of your hand at the Budgie Encounter, located inside of Children's Adventure Trails near the North Entrance of the Zoo.
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. weather permitting.
$1 per feeding stick
Cross the boardwalk to walk among red ruffed lemurs on Lemur Island, located in front of Expedition Madagascar.
Brush and play among African pygmy goats in the African Grasslands. This area also provides viewing of the giraffe and rhino exhibit.
Free for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members or with general Zoo admission
All animal encounters are weather and staff-dependent.