Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo Omaha
Where is it at?
Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo
3701 S. 10th Street
Tel: 402 733 8401
Where are we going today?
The thing we LOVE about zoos, is that you can travel around the world - without having to leave your state!
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo lets kids explore the animals of the world, all in the one place. It's pretty amazing! The zoo gives kids a chance to get face to face with some of the most weird and wonderful creatures we have on this planet, AND they can learn all about them as they go!
They can discover endangered and rare animals as they make their way around the various exhibits, such as the fascinating Expedition Madagascar. Ever wondered what lies at the bottom of the ocean? Check out the Scott Aquarium where you can walk on the bottom of the ocean and come face to face (well - nose to nose!) with some very curious creatures like the sea turtles.
It's pretty exhilarating to have the sharks circle above you!
From the ocean to the forest with the Hubbard Orang-utan Forest and Gorilla Valley. It's a magical place where the gorillas roam free, and kids can watch these amazing creatures in a natural habitat.
The whole family will love immersing themselves in the largest indoor rainforest...in the entire country (pretty impressive!), and Henry Doorly Zoo also has the WORLD's largest indoor desert! Desert Dome is an amazing experience where kids can transport themselves into a world of mystery and Arabian nights!
Of course, Henry Doorly Zoo has all the favorites - from lions, tigers, bears (oh my!), as well as giraffes, rhinos...the list goes on!
Choo Choo! What's that? A train at a zoo? You bet there is! The Zoo Railroad gives the family a chance to ride on a steam locomotive, and get a view of the zoo from a whole new angle! With a fun carousel as well, there is certainly enough at the zoo to fill your family day out - maybe even two!
Roaring good fun!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$13.95 to $16.95
- Children$9.95 to $11.95
- Free Under: 2 years.
When can we go?
10am - 4pm Nov to March / 9am - 5pm March to Oct.
All year round. Closed Christmas Day
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo offers a number of education classes and day camps. There are a number of outreach programs available as well, so why wouldn't you bring the students to have a great time! .
Durham's TreeTops Restaurant is a cafeteria-style option, while various concession stands are located throughout the zoo. Yum yum!.
There are two picnic areas so you can bring your own.
Any Top Tips?
Dress appropriately as there is indoor and outdoor exhibits! Wear comfortable shoes, drink plenty of water and take breaks where needed..
Doing our bit
The zoo have the animal's welfare as a priority, so they make sure they are well looked after and not stressed! .
Need a little extra help?
There are wheelchairs are available for rent, and the zoo also has a live steam train, tram and Skyfari, an aerial sky tram, that helps ease transportation throughout the Zoo. .
There is a nursing area in the first aid station. Strollers are also available to rent .
Can I get one of those?
They have a retail store which sells toy animals, craft kits, games and clothes...what would a zoo visit be without a item to take home! .
Pets aren't allowed on zoo grounds. .
What people are saying?
by April Jackson
Went to the zoo with my grandmother (78), my aunt, and my 3 boys and had a wonderful time. The Desert Dome and Kingdom of the Night is a great start to the zoo. The mist sprayers that line the park walkways make the heat bearable and gave the boys a fun way to cool off. The gorilla exibit was amazing as well as the cats and bears. We didn't quite make it to all the exhibits but hit a good majority of them. I have lived in Omaha for 2 years now and this was our first visit. I will definitely be taking my boys again and again.
by Tyler McNutt
Best zoo in the world! So many exhibits to look at. Penguins where probably the kids favorite. Bring your walking shoes because you will be sore by the end. We took a stroller and a collapsible wagon for our lunch cooler. The wagon was ok but got a little heavy towards the end. They will stamp your hand so you can come and go from the zoo at anytime. I would recommend packing lunch but leaving it in your car so you don't have to haul it around the entire zoo. Less is more because you will walk many miles. Wonderful place and great memories made....Read More
by Nikolas Mason
This is the best zoo I've ever been to. Exhibits aside, they are also extremely pet friendly. We had to leave our dog in a small kennel room in Guest Services, and they treated him awesomely.
by Travis S.
Extraordinary zoo! I'll get the bad out of the way first: they aren't open enough hours in a day, and like most zoos, the food is expensive (and not great). However, the presentation of habitats, atmosphere, and animal variety are all quite excellent. We especially loved the aquarium, the desert dome, and the prairie dogs that roam freely all over the hills. We want to go back because we missed a lot. Many attractions close at 4 or 5pm.
by Eric Shuford
Awesome... Definitely been worht the 2.5 hours drive all 3 times we've been since I moved to Iowa.
by Tyler McNutt
Best zoo in the world! So many exhibits to look at. Penguins where probably the kids favorite. Bring your walking shoes because you will be sore by the end. We took a stroller and a collapsible wagon for our lunch cooler. The wagon was ok but got a little heavy towards the end. They will stamp your hand so you can come and go from the zoo at anytime. I would recommend packing lunch but leaving it in your car so you don't have to haul it around the entire zoo. Less is more because you will walk many miles. Wonderful place and great memories made. Can't wait to go back.