Henry Doorly Zoo

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Henry Doorly Zoo which includes zoo animals

Journey through the world’s biggest indoor desert, spot magnificent creatures in the aquarium and explore indoor rainforests and swamps in Nebraska’s premier zoo.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is a nationally renowned facility where you can embark on adventures through the desert, plunge into the shadows of the nocturnal world and explore the jungle, all in one day. Spot critters from around the world and take a ride on a carousel, a train or even a camel! The zoo has a wide array of habitats and exhibits, which showcase over 950 species of animals. Learn about the different creatures at one of the zoo’s daily presentations and classes provided for visitors of all ages.

Walk along trails that wind through the Lied Jungle, one of the largest indoor rainforests in the world. Peek through a waterfall into the foliage and you might see monkeys, tapirs and the bright-red flash of a scarlet macaw. Head to the aquarium to discover sea life from the polar regions to the tropics. See sharks circling above you and watch penguins from Antarctica.

Check out the pavilion for butterflies and explore the stunning aviary. Don’t miss the Desert Dome, an enormous glazed geodesic dome and desert environment that replicates the sandy habitats of Africa, Australia and the southwest United States. Beneath the dome lies the Kingdoms of the Night exhibit, a fascinating insight into the dark world of nocturnal animals.

Join a guided tour, attend a presentation or catch a documentary at the zoo’s IMAX Theater. You can meet zookeepers, watch animal shows or see the animals being fed. Get around the zoo easily via the train, tram and the Skyfari aerial tram. Choose from three different restaurants, including a treetop cafeteria overlooking the Lied Jungle, or grab snacks at the zoo’s concession stands.

The Henry Doorly Zoo grounds are located in Deer Park, between the Missouri River and the Durham Western Heritage Museum. Parking is available on-site for free. There are discounted admission costs for children under 12, as well as combination tickets for IMAX screenings. The zoo is open daily year-round, except for Christmas Day.

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My Place Hotel-Council Bluffs/Omaha East, IA
2.5 out of 5
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EVEN Hotels Omaha Downtown, an IHG Hotel
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My Place Hotel-Council Bluffs/Omaha East, IA
My Place Hotel-Council Bluffs/Omaha East, IA
2.5 out of 5
2281 South 35th Street, Council Bluffs, IA
The price is $67 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
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4.5 out of 5
1615 Howard St, Omaha, NE
The price is $130 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
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EVEN Hotels Omaha Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2220 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE
The price is $104 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
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Hotel Deco
4.5 out of 5
1504 Harney Street, Omaha, NE
The price is $119 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Council Bluffs I-29, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Council Bluffs I-29, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
2202 River Rd, Council Bluffs, IA
The price is $100 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
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Embassy Suites Omaha - Downtown/Old Market
3.5 out of 5
555 S 10th St, Omaha, NE
The price is $132 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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Comfort Inn At The Zoo
2.5 out of 5
2920 South 13th Court, Omaha, NE
The price is $69 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
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Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market
Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market
3 out of 5
540 S 12th St, Omaha, NE
The price is $122 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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ZOO Old Market CHI TD Ameritrade Cozy House
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The price is $136 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
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