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Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Extends Black Friday Membership Sale In Response to Jurassic Adventure Announcement

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is extending its Black Friday Membership Sale in response to the exciting announcement of Jurassic Adventure at Lee. G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska. The Sale is now available until 11:59 p.m. CST on Friday, Dec. 2. “Due to the popularity of the sale and the recent announcement of Jurassic Adventure at the Wildlife Safari Park, we are happy to extend the Black Friday Membership Sale through Friday, Dec. 2,” said... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Announces Dinosaur Experience at the Wildlife Safari Park

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is excited to announce the Jurassic Adventure at Lee. G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska. This experience will include some of the world's largest and most life-like robotic dinosaurs roaming the Park beginning May 5, 2023. The dinosaurs coming to Ashland will be scattered throughout the Wildlife Safari Park to give an authentic dinosaur safari feel as guests enjoy their visit. The exhibition is created by Dino Dan, Inc.,... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Nov 28, 2022

Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Announces Code for Black Friday Membership Deal

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is offering a Black Friday membership sale beginning at 12 p.m. CST today, Wednesday, Nov. 23, that will end at 11:59 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Shoppers receive more than 20% off when they purchase or renew a Zoo Household or Grandparent Membership in combination with a Lee. G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park Membership - a $270 value for the cost of $215 (discount offer valid for Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park combination memberships only). A... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Nov 23, 2022

Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Announces New Holiday Market and Black Friday Membership Deal

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is hosting its first ever Holiday Market and offering a Black Friday Membership Deal this November. The Holiday Market is Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Pavilion. Visitors can shop sustainable gifts from 15 local artists and makers who have handmade and one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list. Access to Holiday Market is free to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022

Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park Extends 2022 Season

The Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska, will remain open daily through Sunday, November 6, 2022. After that, the Wildlife Safari Park will be open on Saturdays and Sundays as weather permits. All areas of the Wildlife Safari Park are available to drive through and open to the public. Hours will change to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning November 1. “The mild fall is allowing all of us to enjoy the Wildlife Safari Park a bit longer this year,” said Gary Pettit,... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Oct 31, 2022

Join Us for Fall Fun at Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park and Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is welcoming fall with something for everyone from a family outing to a night out with friends (21 and older). Eat, drink and be scary! Join us on  Thursdays, October 13 and 20,   from 7 to 10:30 p.m. for a frightfully fun version of Late Nights at the Zoo: Halloween Edition.  Adults 21 and over can sink their teeth into local food truck cuisine and drinks at the most interesting cocktail hour in town. New for the... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022

Join Us at the Howl-O-Ween Safari at Wildlife Safari Park

Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park is kicking off the Halloween season with Howl-O-Ween Safari from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15. Join us around the campfire for dinner, a marshmallow roast, a ride on a straw-filled hayrack ride, and to play Halloween-themed games in the great outdoors at Wildlife Safari Park after-hours. This event also includes your very own treat bag and don’t forget to wear your Halloween costume! This Halloween event is suitable for... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Sep 23, 2022

Join Us for Membership Appreciation Day at Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park

The Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park invites all members to celebrate Membership Appreciation Day this Saturday, August 13.  In conjunction with the Pollinator Party, which celebrates pollinators like bees, butterflies, and bats that are an important part of our ecosystem, additional events are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate the Park’s members. There will be family activities in the Darrald Harsh Wildlife Education Center at the Pawnee Creek Trailhead and Visitor... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Aug 12, 2022

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Announces New President and CEO

Omaha’s Zoo & Aquarium announces Luis Padilla, DVM Dipl. ACZM, as its next President and CEO. Dr. Padilla will succeed Dennis Pate after his retirement in late 2022. Dr. Padilla is currently the Vice President of Animal Collections for the Saint Louis Zoo, where he is responsible for the overall oversight of the Saint Louis Zoo’s Animal Division, including the animal collection, facilities and the animal care teams. He also serves as an accreditation commissioner for the... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Thursday, Aug 11, 2022

Lee G. Simmons Aviary at Zoo and Bird Exhibits at Wildlife Safari Park Reopen

The Lee G. Simmons Aviary at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is now open to guests after being closed since March 3, 2022, due to concerns regarding the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) virus. The birds who live at the Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park have also returned to their outside habitats. “The Avian Influenza virus has affected birds all over the country, including millions of chickens in Nebraska and Iowa alone. It was incredibly important that... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jun 24, 2022