Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium#2 in Best Things To Do in Omaha
From the peccaries in the Desert Dome to the cute Rockhopper penguins and the 70-foot shark tunnel in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium to the Western lowland gorillas in Hubbard Gorilla Valley, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo affords a well-rounded animal experience. And did you know that it also features the world's largest indoor rainforest? Plus, the zoo's IMAX Theater plays documentaries that the whole family will enjoy. The zookeepers also hold daily animal presentations, which are a particular hit among children.
Recent visitors said it's obvious that the animals are cared for and treated well, and recommend wearing good walking shoes, as you'll easily spend hours traversing the large zoo.
You'll find Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo south of downtown, near the Nebraska-Iowa border. It's open daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with shortened hours during the winter. Admission prices range from $9.95 to $19.95, depending on age and season. There are additional fees for admittance to the Lozier IMAX Theater, the Reciprocal Zoos and Skyfari, plus the railroad and carousel. For more information, visit the website.
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