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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium


Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo has four primary objectives: conservation, research, recreation, and education. In promoting these objectives on a local, regional, national, and global scale, the Zoo provides exciting recreational opportunities that simultaneously enhance our visitors’ knowledge of the natural world.

Education & Recreation:

The Henry Doorly Zoo has many innovative facilities and exhibits to not only preserve a broad array of species, but also vividly present them to the public. These facilities are exemplary to zoos throughout the country and the globe.

The Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom Pavilion, Lozier IMAX Theater, and Cat Complex showcase fascinating wildlife and exotic places. The Scott Aquarium and Lied Jungle, Desert Dome, Kingdoms of the Night, Hubbard Gorilla Valley and Hubbard Orangutan Forest provide immersive environments that display animals in their natural habitats.

Conservation & Research:

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo is a leader in animal conservation and research. The Bill and Berniece Grewcock Center for Conservation and Research provides state of the art medical and research capabilities in the following fields: animal care and management, reproductive physiology, nutrition, genetics and genome resource banking.

The Zoo also has an aggressive undergraduate, graduate, and post doctoral student program to provide valuable educational experience to North American and overseas students alike.

Wildlife Safari:

The Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari displays Nebraska’s wild as it once lived. Prairies, meadows, and wetlands create living classrooms for the curious naturalist and budding biologist. Click here to go to the Wildlife Safari webpage.

Zoo History:

The Henry Doorly Zoo has evolved from the small Riverview Park zoo, established in 1894, into a world class tourist attraction and a leader in environmental education. Click here to review the history of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

Contact Information:

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo®

3701 S 10th Street

Omaha, NE 68107