Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

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Consistently ranked as one of the world's top 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 North America's largest indoor rainforest, the world's largest indoor desert, the world's largest indoor swamp, the largest aquarium within a zoo, and is recognized nationally for it's animal care, exhibit design, and conservation work.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has been providing distance learning for nearly 20 years and prides itself on creating dynamic and educational programs for all ages.


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Programs by Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

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Desert Life: Adapt to Survive

Join us on a quest to find adaptations among the plants and animals of the World’s Largest Indoor Desert! From the biggest glazed geodesic dome on earth, participants will learn about the amazing adaptations needed survive this dry habitat....


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Elephants: Animal Architects

Join us live from North America’s largest indoor elephant herd room and meet Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo’s herd of African Elephants. Discover what makes these animals unique and why it is important that we work to protect them in the wild.


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Endangered Species: A Global Crisis

Join us live from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium as we look at some of the endangered species that call the zoo home and just what is endangering their life in the wild. We will look at the inter-connectivity of all plants and animals...


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Giraffes: A Silent Extinction

Giraffe populations have shrunk at an alarming rate due to habitat loss, human population growth, poaching, disease, war and civil unrest. Participants will learn about the “silent extinction” facing these majestic creatures as well as...


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Ocean Life & Conservation: Sharks, Stingrays, Sea Turtles and More!

Sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, and more ocean animals come to life as you join us live from the Scott Aquarium at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo! Participants will explore the different layers that make up the Ocean Ecosystem as well as the...


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Penguins Live!

Go nose-to-beak with over 80 Antarctic penguins. Become a penguin expert and 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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Tails & Tales: Animal Storytime with Omaha's Zoo!

Join us live from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium for a virtual storytime! We’ll share stories and songs, along with amazing animals from all over the zoo. Teachers will work with zoo staff to choose the perfect animal and the perfect...


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
Health/Physical Education
Problem Based Learning
Problem Solving
Social and Emotional Learning( SEL)

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 of Walt Disney Elementary School

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... 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