Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

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Facility:Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Description:Highlights of what is available at The Henry Doorly Zoo include: The Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom Pavilion, Lozier IMAX Theater, and Cat Complex showcase fascinating wildlife and exotic places. The Scott Aquarium and Lied Jungle, Desert Dome, Kingdoms of the Night, Hubbard Gorilla Valley and Hubbard Orangutan Forest displaying animals in their natural habitats. If you are a teacher see the website for educator guides as well!
Address 1:3701 S. !0th Street
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Zip Code:68107
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Hours:Open daily from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open year-round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Admission:Children (4 and under) FREE; Children (ages 5 to 11) $6.75; Adults (ages 12 and over) $10.50; Seniors (ages 62 and over) $9.00
Telephone:(402) 733-8401
Website:Visit Website
Teresa S., Co-op Member
Last time we were in Omaha, we visited the Henry Doorly Zoo. All I can say is WOW-what a fun zoo! The Scott Aquarium is a walk through with wall to wall and ceiling saltwater fish that you can literally see swimming around you. The Exploration Center gets you started on your way to all the wonderful things at this zoo. The Lied Jungle is awesome to walk among the animals of the tropical jungle. The Desert Dome is spectacular-don't think I have ever seen anything like it! They have an IMAX theatre as well-WOW! This is a sensational place and the admission is verrry affordable!
Laura M., Co-op Member
Once again, an EXCELLENT price (or free) with reciprocal zoo membership.

Fun place to take lots of fun, colorful, family photos.

We brought our lunch to eat at the car because we wanted to spend all day here. The aquarium was a nice, peaceful place to see fish, sharks, turles, sting rays,...

We liked the gorilla and orangutan exhibits, lions, penguins, etc. They do teach evolution (as many, or most, zoos teach) but it gives you the opportunity to discuss what you believe and why you believe it.

My favorite place was the nursery. It's hard to drag me away from the baby gorilla in it's little diaper! (there is not always a gorilla there, but it sure is cute when it is).
Terri W., Co-op Member
We live about an hour away from Omaha and used to make two trips a year to this zoo. One trip in the fall to kick off our school year and one in the spring to end our school year. For families it may very well be economical to join the Friends of the Zoo club for a fee that will give discounts on trips through out the year.

Be sure to have your walking shoes on because this is a very large zoo. Even in the case of foul weather, there are enough inside exhibits to make the trip worthwhile.

Some of our favorite exhibits are: the Budgie exhibit where you can feed the birds from a stick and hold them, indoor jungle, the gorilla display, and the nursery.

When our children were younger, the Kingdom of the Night scared them. It is very dark and the growling of the crocodiles is magnified via the sound system. Parents of sensitive children might be careful with this exhibit.

There are many places to eat a sack lunch throughout the zoo as well as snack bars around the zoo.

There is a gerat carousel conveniently located near the childrens zoo but there is an additional fee for rides.

We have taken sketchpads in the past and found places to sit in or near the glass observation bubbles in gorilla valley. This was a very fun art lesson for them as they were encouraged to sketch the gorillas. The ones that sat for awhile provided great models for my children's drawings.
Carmen D, Co-op Member
The Henry Doorly Zoo is the best zoo I've ever been to in many different states. The zoo is beautiful and has so many different animals, fish, reptiles, etc. You could spend the entire day there and never see every animal. The IMAX theater also has great movies that you can learn from. It is a MUST SEE many times over!
Allison, Co-op Member
One of the great blessings of growing up in Omaha was the Zoo. I knew it was wonderful, but never realized how fantastic until I moved away. Living in five other states and traveling to many others, this is, by far, the best zoo around.

I had a membership to this zoo all of my childhood and into adulthood. While in graduate school, I would go to get a great walk in (there are hills), and continue to be amazed at God's creatures.

Now, as a Creation Science Teacher and Home Educating Mom, I know that my initial interest in the wonder of creation grew at the zoo in Omaha. Can't wait for our next trip to Omaha to get back to the zoo!
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