A New Way To Be Part of the Zoo Family
Oct 20

A New Way To Be Part of the Zoo Family

For the past 25 years, families, organizations and individuals have supported Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium through our Adopt-an-Animal program. Their generous sponsorship has been invaluable to the zoo’s mission of animal care, conservation and education.

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Oct 13

Celebrating Dr. Simmons' 50 Years of Service

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will kick off the "50 Days of Doc" on October 13 in celebration of long-time former Zoo director and current Omaha Zoo Foundation chairman Dr. "Doc" Lee G. Simmons’ 50th anniversary.

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Sep 23

Putting Education Front and Center

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is fortunate to have many jewels in its crown. But one of the things that sets us apart from other zoos and makes us a global leader in conservation and education has always taken place a little behind the scenes.

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Sep 23

A New Era of Learning and Interacting at the Zoo

Most of us who grew up going to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium have fond memories of engaging with the animals in the Red Barn. Over the years, as the zoo expanded, so did the opportunities visitors had to get up close and personal with its residents.

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Aug 05

Making Omaha a Leader in STEM Education

STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning is a hot button in modern education, and for good reason: Projections indicate a need for several million new college graduates with degrees in the STEM disciplines by 2018, and so far it looks the U.S. will have a shortfall.

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Jul 27

An Elephant Plaque Never Forgets

Dorothea Brady, who has been a longtime patron of the Omaha Zoo Foundation, had never had her name displayed near an exhibit before. That all changed, though, when the elephants came.

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Jul 26

Thyme To Shop For The Zoo

On Tuesday, August 16, from 4-7 p.m., Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market will be hosting a Cultivate the Community event to support the Omaha Zoo Foundation. Any shopper who spends more than $75 at either the Omaha or Lincoln store during that time will receive two complimentary tickets to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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Jul 01

Dreams Come True At The Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is for everyone, but unfortunately there are some children who aren’t able to visit because of a disability or medical 

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May 18

Omaha Gives to the Zoo

“Omaha Gives! is such a unique and fun way for people and businesses to come together to support our city’s nonprofits,” says Tina Cherica, executive director of the Omaha Zoo Foundation, of the citywide 24-hour event.

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Apr 28

Introducing Omma and Friends

"She thinks she’s all that and a can of tuna,” says Ellen Wright of one of the young, female elephants that have recently arrived at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. When Wright, a longtime patron of the Omaha Zoo Foundation and zoo volunteer, was given the opportunity to sponsor and name an elephant through the capital campaign for the African Grasslands project, she immediately went online to find a suitable moniker. “It needed to be short for training purposes, and I wanted it to be African."

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Apr 28

Prairie Dogs Setting Off For Greener Pastures

For as long as anyone can remember, prairie dogs have been a free-roaming natural attraction at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, but soon they will have a new home at the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.

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Apr 25

A Photo Archive Worth Billions of Words

Most Omaha families have dozens, if not hundreds, of videos and photos from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Now, multiply that number by a few thousand and you’ll begin to understand how much media the zoo has archived over the years.

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