Programs & Day Camps

Programs and Day Camps

Play, explore and discover the great outdoors of Nebraska by going on one of our many adventures! Please contact the Education Department at (402) 738-2092 for more information. 

Family Safari Explorers

Discover and practice adventurous outdoor skills, such as beginning camping, nature photography, citizen science, nature art and astronomy. 

These two-hour classes cost $10 for Wildlife Safari Park members and $13 for non-members. Open to all ages. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies are provided with the exception of cameras. 

Pre-registration is required. Offered to ages 4 or older unless noted otherwise. 

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September

Telescopes and Prairie Skies - Moon Gazing

Wildlife Safari Park Education Staff and Omaha Astronomical Society members will be on hand to show you how to use a telescope and spot constellations at the nighttime event. Activities will take place from 8-10 p.m. to take advantage of the night sky in the prairie. Pre-registration is requested. 

  • Saturday, September 14

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Monarch Tagging on the Prairie

Be a part of Citizen Science and help Wildlife Safari Park Education Staff tag migrating monarch butterflies as they return to Mexico for the winter. Fun for all ages and a true learning experience that you can take to your own backyards for the coming years. Staff will be tagging from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the event is free with paid admission or Wildlife Safari Park membership. No registration is necessary.  

  • Sunday, September 15
  • Sunday, September 22

 

Family Photography Experience - One with the Trees

How hard can trees be to photography? Well come and learn the secrets to a perfect picture of our green friends.  Class open to all ages.  Youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.  All supplies provided exept please provide your own camera and equipment. This is an outdoor activity so please dress appropriately.  This is also a rain or shine event.  Class is held 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost is $10 for members and $13 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. 

  • Saturday, September 21  

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October

Photography for Adults - Raving about Raptors

October 12, 2019 - 7:00am - 9:00am 

Early birds rise and join us as we search for our Raptor friends and catch sight as they strech out in the early morning sun.  We hope to catch some great angles on the prairie before the Park opens so bring your coffee and dress accordingly.  Cost is $10 for members and $13 for non-members.  

 

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Family Explorers - Howling Wolves

October 26, 2019 - 8:00am to 10:00am  

Start your date at the Wildlife Safari Park before the Park opens and visit our wolf pack.  We will have a special keeper talk and learn about conservation of these magnificant species and other activities. Cost is $10 for members and $13 for non-members.  

 

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Nurture your young child's love for wildlife and the great outdoors with Wildlife Safari Park's newest Early Learning Kids Klub (E.L.K. Klub). The E.L.K.Klub uses the Park as a classroom to encourage young children ages 3 to 4 years old to investigate, play, and learn about Nebraska native wildlife through hands-on activities and exploration.

Programs are for children ages 3-4 years old. All classes are from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at our Education Base Camp near Wolf Woods and our Pawnee Creek Trailhead Parking Lot. Pre-registration and payment of $13 per child per session is required. An adult must accompany the participant. The registration cost covers one adult and one child. Prices reflect the discount member rate. 

2019 Dates

  • September 11 - Marvelous Mammals
  • October 9 - Beneficial Bats

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