Zoos & Wildlife

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

Omaha, NE

5 (5 reviews)

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Address: 3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107, USA Number: 402 733 8401 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

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! 

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How much does it cost?

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Adults

$17.95 to $29.95

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Children

$11.95 to $22.95 (Ages 3 to 11)

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Discount

Seniors and military. Combo tickets with IMAX available

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Free Under

2 years.

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Last Updates

2022

Additional Information

Pets aren't allowed on zoo grounds.

Any top tips?

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Dress appropriately as there is indoor and outdoor exhibits! Wear comfortable shoes, drink plenty of water and take breaks where needed.

I'm Hungry!

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Durham's TreeTops Restaurant is a cafeteria-style option, while various concession stands are located throughout the zoo. Yum yum!

Healthy Eating There are two picnic areas so you can bring your own

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Where is it at?

Directions

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo is located off Nebraska’s Interstate I-80, Exit 454

Teachers corner

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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!

Can I get one of those?

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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!

Need a little extra help?

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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.

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Baby Facilities

There is a nursing area in the first aid station. Strollers are also available to rent

When can we go?

9am - 5pm April 1 to October 31 / 10am - 4pm rest of year

All year round. Closed Christmas Day

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