Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium – Nebraska


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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

My favorite thing about this zoo and aquarium is that it doesn’t feel large at 130 acres. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo is well planned and the exhibits are laid out in a way that is easy to constantly be seeing animals. It’s not a whole lot bigger then the St. Louis Zoo but has a very different feel. The indoor Desert Dome and Tropical Jungle are unique and a great stop in cold Midwest winters.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

The zoo is tailored to families and is kid friendly. It has all the amenities you would need. The zoo likes to boast that it is TripAdvisor’s number one ranked zoo in the world! ~ ~ ~ What stands out to me about the zoo is the diversity of animals and how easy it is for the kids to get up close to all the different animals.


Great Learning Opportunities for kids! We can easily spend a full day at the zoo. If you have any zoo membership then check the reciprocity program for deals and discounts.

I know families from central Iowa who will drive to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, visit and drive back home all in the same day. It’s definitely  doable, but we enjoy spending the night and making a little mini-vacation out of our trip.


The Alaskan Adventure is now open. If you go, PLEASE share photos and info about this new addition to the zoo! Anything to help fellow parents would be great!

 Here are two great blogs with TONS of ideas for family fun in Omaha! Check them out to plan your next trip!

Oh My Omaha & Family Fun in Omaha


Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium – Nebraska




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