Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Promote and encourage recreational activities for the public in the context of wild animals and their habitats.
Promote, establish and maintain educational activities and programs to enhance the knowledge of the general public and the Zoological staff in all areas relating to the natural world.
Promote conservation of rare and endangered species of plants, animals and their natural ecological systems.
Promote and undertake research programs related to the goals of zoos.
This is by far one of the best zoos in the country. There is so much to do and see here. The diversity of the animals kept here is amazing, from the aquarium to the center of the zoo where the larger animals are, to the large desert dome. We spent 2.5 hours there wandering around, and I feel like we didn't even see all of it. There's plenty of places to eat throughout the zoo, a little on the pricey side. The indoor exhibits were among the best of what was there. I would definitely recommend going in the summer months, as some of the animals are moved during the colder months.
Best zoo on the planet. Period. And if you live in the Midwest its in your backyard. World class exhibits. If its your first time, bring good shoes, as the size of the zoo is enormous. Its also quite hilly in places. If mobility is an issue, the zoo has scooters and wheelchairs to make a trip easier. If you miss the Scott aquarium, you've committed a crime.
Costly, but worth it for me. Alone/group, long walk/just stuff near the door, family with toddler/senior, I don't think anybody would be disappointed. Educational. Beautiful. Peaceful. Exciting. And home in time for dinner. Why not?
Great for the family... We visited on a particularly hot summer day but found plenty of areas of refuge including air conditioning and "misters" along walking paths. The exhibits are fantastic and unique. This is an award winning world-class zoo for a reason.
This is, by far, the best zoo I have ever been to. For starters, the zoo is HUGE! Other zoos I have been to are only a small fraction of the size. In addition, there are so many different types of animals here and they are all in very detailed and realistic exhibits. We spent an entire day here and still felt like we wanted more time. We actually drove about 8 hours to see this zoo and it was well worth the drive. I can’t wait to go back.