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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 or with paid regular Zoo admission. The Zoo will also offer early, one-day access to purchase the Black Friday Membership Deal onsite during the Holiday Market.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is again offering a Black Friday membership sale beginning at 12 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and ending at 11:59 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Shoppers receive 20 percent off when they purchase or renew a Zoo Household or Grandparent Membership in combination with a Lee. G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park Membership (discount offer valid for Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park combination memberships only). A renewal now adds 12 more months of Zoo fun to your current membership.

A special coupon code must be used online to receive the discounted price during the sale. The coupon code will be released Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 12 p.m. Memberships can be purchased on the Zoo’s website any time or at Guest Services during Zoo business hours. For more information, please visit our website at or call 402-733-8401.

There will also be a Black Friday Sale in the Omaha’s Zoo Gift Shop on Friday, Nov. 25, offering 25 percent off merchandise (not including books, animal paintings, calendars, and gift cards).

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be closed on both Thanksgiving and Christmas Days, Nov. 24 and Dec. 25, this year. Normal hours are currently 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every other day of the week. The operations of the Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park in Ashland, Nebraska are currently at its end of season and weather dependent. As weather allows, the Park will be open Saturdays and Sundays in November from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please check the Zoo’s website at, the Wildlife Safari Park’s website at, and social media channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the most current schedule.

Posted by Diane Kohout at 17:24