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Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Announces Fourth Year of 12 Days of Giving as Holiday Gift to Community

In celebration of the Holiday season, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium announces the 12 Days of Giving. Visitors to the Zoo or the Zoo’s social media pages each day will be randomly selected to win the prize of the day beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 13, and continuing daily through Saturday, Dec. 24. Prizes range from Penguins and Pancakes tickets to same-day animal experiences. The day’s prize will be announced each morning at 7 a.m. CST on Facebook, Instagram and... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Monday, Dec 12, 2022

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Announces Birth of Four Cheetah Cubs

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium proudly announces the birth of four Cheetah cubs on November 4. 2022. The four cubs were born to mother Clio and father Refu at the Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park. “These cubs are a great example of the collaboration benefits among zoos,” said Dr. Jason Herrick, Vice President of Conservation and Animal Health for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. “Not long ago, cheetahs were considered one of the more difficult... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022

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 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

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 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

Wildlife Safari Park and Asian Highlands at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium Both Take First Place Spots in 2022 USA TODAY 10Best

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has selected Asian Highlands at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium as the Best Zoo Exhibit in North America in 2022 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. The Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park has also been named the Best Safari Park in North America by USA TODAY readers. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium moved up on the list and was named the second Best Zoo in the country, while the Lied... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Friday, Jun 3, 2022

Vote for Omaha's Zoo, Asian Highlands, Lied Jungle and Wildlife Safari Park in 10Best Readers' Choice

USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has selected Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium as a contender for “Best Zoo” and Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park for “Best Safari Park” in America. Asian Highlands and the Lied Jungle at the Zoo have also been nominated as “Best Zoo Exhibit” in the country. Supporters are being asked to cast their votes online to determine the winners.  The public has until... Read More
Posted by Diane Kohout at Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022