Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium 5.0 (reviews)

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About Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

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 and Aquarium lets kids explore the animals of the world, all in the one place. It's pretty amazing!

This award winning zoo also 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!

Family Days Out recently visited USA Today's #1 zoo in the whole country, and we had an incredible time. We even got to see the newly born elephant calf, Sonny, who was ADORABLE!

Sonny is the fifth African elephant born at the zoo and its these conservation and breeding efforts that make the zoo stand out, as well as the incredible enclosures and dedication to wildlife.

During your time at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, the whole family 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, rays and HUGE fish!

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, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquariums 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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Adults $19.95 to $31.95

Children $13.95 to $24.95 (Ages 3 to 11)

Free Under 2 years.

Last Update 2024

Discount Seniors and military discounts. Two Day passes also available

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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium FAQ’s

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!

Do they have baby facilities?

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

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium?

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

Any top tips when visiting?

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

Does Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium have a gift shop?

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!

Teachers corner

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!

Do they have baby facilities?

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

Does Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium have healthy eating or Vegan options?

There are two picnic areas so you can bring your own

Is Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium fully accessible?

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.

Any additonal information?

Pets aren't allowed on zoo grounds.