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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

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Consistently ranked as one of the world’s top five zoos, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is an independent not-for-profit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Zoo is home to the world’s largest indoor desert, the world’s largest indoor swamp, North America’s largest indoor rainforest, the largest aquarium within in a zoo and is recognized nationally for its animal care, exhibit design and conservation.


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Programs by Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

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Desert Adaptations: Live from the World's Largest Indoor Desert

Join us on a quest to find adaptations among the plants and animals of the World’s Largest Indoor Desert! From under the biggest glazed geodesic dome on earth, we find adaptations to survive this dry habitat. As we search the desert for...


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Elephants LIVE!

Join us live from North America’s largest indoor herd room, where we observe a herd of African Bush Elephants. After an enormous rescue operation brought them from Swaziland, this hefty elephant herd found refuge in Omaha, Nebraska. Discover what...


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Ocean Life - Aquarium Tour for Lifelong Learners

Visit the Scott Aquarium, the world's largest aquarium within a zoo. During this program we take an in depth tour of a 900,000 gallons tank system and discover numerous species of sharks, fish, stingrays, sea turtles, and more! Continuing on our...


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Ocean Life and Conservation - Sharks, Sea Turtles, Jellyfish, and Invertebrates

Sharks, and Sea Turtles, and Stingrays, OH MY! With the backdrop of our 900,000 gallon salt water shark tank, everyone’s favorite ocean creatures are up close and personal. With everything from seven-foot sandbar sharks, to 300 pound sea...


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Penguins LIVE!

Go nose-to-nose with over 75 Antarctic penguins. Say hello to Gentoo, Rockhopper, and King penguins. Witness their unique behaviors and discover their amazing adaptations from a front row seat at one of the premier penguin exhibits in the world.


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Rainforests LIVE!

Join us live from inside North America’s largest indoor rainforest. Learn the structure of this complex ecosystem, how plants and animals survive, and how the rainforest benefits us from thousands of miles away.


More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo


Brian Priesman
3701 South 10th Street
Omaha NE 68107
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium cover:

Career Education
Special Education
Title I
Gifted & Talented
Special Needs

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

You did such a great job with our kids! You had the energy to keep their attention, plus you came up with little ways to keep them engaged. You kept all of the terminology on their level, and the teachers were totally thrilled with your presentation. We are looking forward to meeting with you again soon!
- Sandra Delezell – Norris Elementary, NE

I was so pleased to be able to observe your dynamic lesson on the Rain Forest. The students were having a blast with your activities and we were ALL – students and staff – constantly looking at each other mouthing the words, “I did NOT know that!” You demonstrated the VERY BEST in after school programming practice – it was fun! You were so enthusiastic! And everyone learned a ton of information about the rain forest.
- Sandra Day, Ed.D

Your presentation was fantastic!
- Mrs. Magana - Principal Walt Disney Elementary School

We had discussed how chocolate grows on trees, but it was a different experience for them to actually see the cocoa bean. They were also able to see fun and unusual animals in their natural habitat. For example, we've read a lot of stories about monkeys, but they've never seen one in its natural environment. This was a great opportunity for my students. Peter kept them engaged and the program was developmentally appropriate for them. A lot of my students come from low income families and will probably never have the opportunity to experience a trip to the zoo. This is a way for them to do that. I would love to do another e-field trip. Thank-you!
Mrs. Kelley – Boone Central Schools, NE