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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

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

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Open Now
Fri 9a-5p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating

“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
Joel Schat

  • Photographer
  • 238 Reviews
  • 441 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
danhanna

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 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.

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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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Reviewed by
NeilChartier

  • 7 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 21, 2017
Rated 5.0

Best Zoo in America. I've been to many zoos, San Diego, Cincinnati, Memphis, LA, and more, but this one always impresses me the most. The dessert dome or the Lied jungle exhibits, either one on its own are worth the entry fee. I love the windows looking out on the jungle at the treetop cafeteria for lunch. They are now I. The process of building three new habitats which is great as the only down fall is the cat house and these new areas will rehouse the cats.

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sjc20077

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  • 101 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
June 08, 2017
Rated 5.0

Love this zoo SO much! The new renovations done in 2016 have made it even better! It is beautiful and the indoor exhibits are wonderfully done making a more "natural" looking habitat for their animals. We love the Jungle, Aquarium, and Desert Done including the Night Life downstairs in the dome! Camel rides, feeding the giraffes, train rides, ski lift, IMAX, and sting ray touch pool cost extra but are all available.

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Reviewed by
Felicity5

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
June 03, 2017
Rated 5.0

I absolutely love everything about this place, I have been a few times in my childhood and I will continue to go throughout my life, no matter how far away I live.

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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

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

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Open now until 5:00 pm
  • 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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