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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

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Widely considered one of the best zoos in the world, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is dedicated to the education of the public and the preservation of earth’s priceless biodiversity.


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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

We step inside the World’s Largest Indoor Desert for this engaging program. Look up to see the world’s largest glazed geodesic dome, look down and see cactus, birds, mammals and reptiles. Learn about this unique ecosystem with fun, engaging...


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Elephants LIVE!

Join us live from North America’s largest indoor elephant quarters, home to six African elephants. After an enormous rescue operation brought them from Swaziland, these elephants found refuge in Nebraska. Discover what makes these giant animals...


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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


Peter Brunette
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