Size of the Zoo. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo sits on 53ha (130 acres) of land. History. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo began life as a collection of animals in Riverview Park which was founded in 1894. This grew to 120 animals by 1898. These included bears, bison and deer. The WPA built new cat and bear exhibits at the zoo during the 1930s.
Dennis Pate, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo Director and CEO, presented the Zoo’s Master Plan at a press conference held June 4 at 10 a.m. The Master Plan is the culmination of many months of work. It incorporates visitor experiences and amenities, state-of-the-art animal habitats that reflect the latest husbandry knowledge, and a place to instruct the next generation of wildlife biologists.
Omaha, Nebraska, is a long way from Washington, DC! But we had read that the Henry Doorly Zoo was the best in the country.Really? I was skeptical. I grew up going to the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, and my favorite zoo had been the San Diego Zoo for all of my adult years. So was it worth it, especially for my “big” kids, tweens ages 10-12?Read More
Walking or hiking the trails of Fontenelle Nature Association is an experience unlike any other within the Omaha metro area. FNA owns and manages 2,000 acres of conservation land and 26 miles of marked trails. These unique areas have been protected s. 167 Miles from Sioux Falls.Read More
PLAY; PRESS ROOM; TEAM; INQUIRE; BACK. Omaha At A Glance. Omaha’s rich history has contributed to the vibrant and diverse metropolitan area it is today. Its location in the heart of the country makes it an opportune home for national businesses and retailers and the perfect host to national events. The city of Omaha comes in well under the average cost of living index, giving its population.Read More
Omaha is surrounded by charming smaller cities, including La Vista, Papillion and Ralston. Bellevue dates back to the 1830s and is situated nearby the leafy trails of the Fontenelle Forest. See the Malcolm X Birthsite in North Omaha. Venture into the city’s surrounding scenery to visit Wehrspann Lake and the Chalco Hills Recreation Area.Read More
Omaha is the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, which includes Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha. According to the 2010 Census, Omaha's population was 408,958, making it the nation's 42nd-largest city. Including its suburbs, Omaha formed the 60th-largest metropolitan area in the United States in 2010, with an estimated population of 865,350 residing.Read More
Hilton Garden Inn Omaha Downtown-Old Market Area - Hilton Garden Inn Omaha Downtown-Old Market Area is an elegant 3-star venue, overlooking Td Ameritrade Park. The property comprises 178 rooms.Read More
Zoo Theme Ideas to Transform Your Dramatic Play Area. The Nursery- With a zoo theme twist! Thank you to Christina B. for this idea! Add stuffed animals to the area with baby bottles, blankets, pretend food. Also, ask the parents for donations of diapers so the children can practice diapering their babies! The children are the parents caring for.Read More
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium announced Thursday its newest exhibit for sea lions is set to open spring 2020. Owen Coastal Shores will be a new habitat for the Zoo.Read More
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's Children’s Adventure Trails is an interactive exhibit that highlights kids’ learning through play in nature, and is located near the North Entrance and the Dick and Mary Holland Meadowlark Theater. Open daily starting March 16. This children’s area sits on five acres of land and combines outdoor adventure with hands-on learning opportunities. The.Read More
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