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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

3701 S 10th St., Omaha, Nebraska 68107-2200 USA

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Closed Now
Opens Tue 9a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating
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“one heck of a cat complex”

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s mission is to promote and encourage recreational and educational activities, research and conservation. The Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is a zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, located at 3701 South 10th Street. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Its mission is conservation, research, recreation, and education. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is nationally renowned for its leadership in animal conservation and research. Evolving from the public Riverview Park Zoo established in 1894, today the Zoo includes several notable exhibits. It features the largest cat complex in North America; "Kingdoms of the Night" is the world's largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp; the Lied Jungle is one of the world's largest indoor rainforests, and the "Desert Dome" is the world's largest indoor desert, as well as the largest glazed geodesic dome in the world.

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Reviewed by
nikki.cox.946

  • 1 Review
  • 5 Helpful
June 30, 2014

The jungle dome is really freaking amazing! I would have loved to spend a whole day in there, but unfortunately we didn't get there until 2 or 3 hours before closing. We will definitely have to come back again(even though it's 8 hours away!) at some point with the kids. I wish we had had time to see the aquarium..

5 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Kathleen Oanes

  • 103 Reviews
  • 72 Helpful
August 13, 2014

I have been here several times already. But this zoo never fails to amaze me! There's always something new whenever I go back. The biomes were really awesome. The desert, rain forests and oceans seemed so real. It's like being outdoors, but you're indoors! Now, how cool is that? And there were even animals walking right next to us. If you have a favorite animal, chances are they have it here. Expect a lot of walking, though. On the other hand, I personally believe that at the end of the day, all the walking is definitely worth it. Giving this place a visit is definitely a must!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
danhanna

  • 2 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
April 17, 2018
Rated 5.0

It's been said here already and it's true. This is the best zoo in the western hemisphere. I've been to other big zoos and most tend to have more shops than animals. That is NOT the case at Henry Doorly. The number of exhibits is just unbelievable. It's even worth a trip even in the winter as there is the Lied Jungle building, the Desert Dome with Kingdoms of the Night underneath, the huge aquarium, a gorilla enclosure with adjacent primate buildings, and a big cat complex that are all inside (and more inside also). This is a must see if you are close or just driving through. Give yourself some time, there is a lot to see.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Joel Schat

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  • 237 Reviews
  • 453 Helpful
September 30, 2014
Rated 5.0

It is absolutely massive! They even have a chairlift to get from one side to the other. All in all I would highly recommend stopping in here but make sure you spend a full day as it is a lot to take in!
I was dive bombed by bats in one of the buildings!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
alextfreeman

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 15, 2018
Rated 5.0

We have traveled the country by car several times and this zoo is worth a day’s stop. One of the best stops in the country! This time we discovered the kingdom of the night under the desert dome and found a female sloth. My 5 year old was ecstatic!

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Reviewed by
sgafford

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 25, 2018
Rated 4.0

Overall it was pretty expensive, however, the kids loved it. The domes were both very cool, as was the ski lift.

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Reviewed by
RandallBen

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 11, 2018
Rated 5.0

Probably the coolest zoo I have ever been to, and we have traveled all over the west coast and central states. The dome was amazing, the aquarium was awesome as well. Tons of animals and neat little attractions. We spent 5 hours at this zoo and my daughter did not want to leave yet even though she was exhausted. If we had more time we would have stayed longer but we got there around noon and they close at 5.

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Reviewed by
oliverboltovski

  • 13 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 16, 2017
Rated 5.0

Really nice zoo. A whole lot to see, though it's better to visit during summer time as there are more activities that way and more animals outside. With 15 dollar entry it's basically a steal as to how much you can explore and see.

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Reviewed by
jlreynolds

  • 11 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 19, 2017
Rated 5.0

Amazing zoo!!!! Must see!!!! We live 6 hours away and this is our 4th trip!!! Love it!!

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Reviewed by
mommajules81

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 23, 2017
Rated 5.0

Awesome zoo! Almost too much too see in one day. Bring your own water bottles to refill throughout the day and save tons of money. Lots of hills so be prepared. Lots of air conditioned buildings too. Weekends in the summer are crazy busy, plan on sitting in traffic just to get into the zoo.

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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

3701 S 10th St.
Omaha, Nebraska
68107-2200 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Private Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Yes Parking
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