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Henry Doorly Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Always a great visit!

I’ve been going to this zoo for 36 years and it only gets better! Many of the new exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kimberly K
Omaha, Nebraska
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We went to the zoo on a snowy December day, so not a lot of people were there. It was so awesome... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rosanna P
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This world-class zoo is famous for its involvement with breeding endangered species from around the world.
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3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107-2200
+1 402-733-8401
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve been going to this zoo for 36 years and it only gets better! Many of the new exhibits are large and allow the animals to wander similar to their natural habitats. We recently had an overnight and slept in the aquarium and it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kimberly K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the zoo on a snowy December day, so not a lot of people were there. It was so awesome, because there were lots of zoo keepers to answer our many questions! One zoo employee joined us for an hour or more, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rosanna P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great zoo, great exhibits and had a great time! Centrally located right off the interstate so easy to visit. We go to this zoo at least 10 times a year! Love taking family and friends to the zoo with us. We have family that come...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sharlene H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Henry Doorly Zoo is by far the best zoo in the America! So much to see, kid friendly and admission is very reasonable. The aquarium is awesome as well the indoor forest! Kept clean and such a variety of animals. Truly a must see!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wrencher52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour book said to plan on 5 hours at the zoo which we thought was too long. This zoo is wonderful, easy to follow the map, and docents to explain things in the indoor arenas. The animals are in natural settings and look quite...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank showmemo61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the entire day from open to close here and still didn't see it all! My daughter is an animal lover and she had a blast - especially watching the cheetah cubs. The theming throughout the door is fabulous. Worth a trip to Omaha.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trace7000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to multiple very nice zoos out there (I like San Diego, Milwaukee County, and Toledo, etc). The zoo is great and right up there with them. The dome really sets it apart from the others, though. It gives the zoo a very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tim G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the weather was good on the November day we went, so much of the zoo was shut down, yet we were charged full price. The “World Class” label is overused, as are the sponsors’ names and piped in music. The apes area is excellent,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom too my wife and me to the museum today. I felt like I was traveling around the world. The jungle and desert exhibits were built to look like the natural terrain. Animals were plentiful and easy to see. It is 1000 times better...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kurt G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many zoos things get quiet in the late fall, with many displayed animals in their inside quarters, understandably. Still by midday there were many young families there seeing the animals. We were so impressed by the zoo layout, many zoo interpreters available to visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 25, 2018|
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Response from O736AQpauls | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Animals are sent to other zoos from time to time When I was there, all the polar bears were in KC
August 30, 2018|
Response from GailA221 | Reviewed this property |
The lady in front of us asked before paying if they had any available. So maybe you can do that also or call in advance.
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August 18, 2018|
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Response from luvgoofy4064 | Reviewed this property |
This is what we saw on their website when we wondered the same thing. And many people did have backpacks and coolers with snacks/lunch. The Zoo allows outside food and beverages on grounds. These items can be brought with... More