Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Promote and encourage recreational activities for the public in the context of wild animals and their habitats.
Promote, establish and maintain educational activities and programs to enhance the knowledge of the general public and the Zoological staff in all areas relating to the natural world.
Promote conservation of rare and endangered species of plants, animals and their natural ecological systems.
Promote and undertake research programs related to the goals of zoos.
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is an amazing zoo. They have just opened the children's adventure trails which, if you have kids or are still a kid at heart you absolutely have to come check it out. Then you can explore the many amazing environments they have here like the dessert dome, the swamp lands or creatures of the night, the lied jungle, the African pride lands and the splash zone which both just opened last summer, the butterfly exhibit, bear canyon, and the aviary and if the temperature is getting to you come check out the large cat enclosure, the orangutans, the gorillas or the aquarium all of them have air conditioning. There are also lots of other interactive and educational events going on all over the zoo. Just go online check out their schedules and plan to have a blast throughout the entire zoo.
This zoo is rated number 1 in the world for a reason. So much to do it's really hard to see it all in one day. Staff is amazing. Plenty of food and drink options. You can also bring your own food/drink to save a little money or have a picnic lunch. There is some construction going on but that's common as the zoo is constantly improving and adding more exhibits. Absolutely one of my favorite places in Omaha. Did I mention admission is beyond reasonable for what you get
Great place with lots of activities and animals. Hands down the best zoo we have been to! A few of notice: Train ride took 45 minutes wait time (they only had one train running) and wish we would have known beforehand you can buy tickets inside the zoo instead of buying the upgraded pass at the front gate. We unfortunately didn't do all the rides included in the upgraded price. Nevertheless, great experience.
Every year as, my son's school year is about to begin, we have visited this zoo as a farewell to summer. This year my daughter joined us for the first time, as she's about to begin kindergarten. What a perfect day! The parking is easy, entering is convenient, and there are knowledgeable and pleasant staff members available everywhere. Bathrooms are clean and treats, while not cheap, are easily found, and taste good. Sir conditioning works inside buildings, and outside areas have plentiful misters to cool hot visitors as they sightsee. A world-class facility, this is no warehouse of forlorn animals waiting to die, this is a zoological park dedicated to humane study and conservation.
A delightful experience. We visited on our trip to the Grand Canyon in March of 2017. It was one of the best laid out zoo's I've ever been to. The cat sanctuaries/exhibits were the best I've ever seen. Indoor and outdoor viewing. Priced reasonably as well. The only downside was the Desert Dome, while a great concept, traffic control should have been instituted, there was way too many people on the small path.