Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo

Omaha, NE

Where are we going?

Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo
3701 S 10th St
NE 68107

402 733 8401

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 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

Discount: Seniors and military. Combo tickets with IMAX available

Free Under: 2 years.


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.


When can we go?

10am - 4pm Nov to March / 9am - 5pm March to Oct.

All year round. Closed Christmas Day


Any top tips?

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

I’m Hungry!

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 - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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