Henry Doorly Zoo gives behind-the-scenes tour of new sea lion exhibit

Gemini, 9, and her pup, born Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (Courtesy of Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo...

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has resumed work on the sea lion exhibit. The Zoo was live to give an update.

The Zoo re-opened following pandemic concerns on

At the last report, the Zoo's state of the art sea lion exhibit was scheduled to be unveiled

Construction on the seal lion exhibit began in Fall 2018.

The sea lion's new home is a 27.5 million dollar oasis where the bears used to be. According to the Zoo, the new sea lion exhibit will offer a one of a kind, ocean simulated experience for the sea lions.

Progress on the exhibit has continued as expected by the zoo.

The goal was to create a stimulating experience for the animal's welfare. Additions like a pupping beach, realistic wave machines, warm and cool zones, and hunting-like fish feedings are all coming along.

Six sea lions currently reside at the Zoo and a seventh is on the way from California. The exhibit is designed for 10, the Zoo says they want room to grow.

Along with the animal's welfare, the Zoo also wanted to highlight the sea lion's to the public.

Director Dennis Pate says the sea lions are like underwater ballerinas and he hopes this exhibit will give them the attention they deserve.

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Behind the Scenes Tour is not worth it - Henry Doorly Zoo

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Behind the Scenes Tour is not worth it

Please know this review is only for the Behind-the-Scenes Elephant experience. The rest of the zoo is great. BUT, the Behind-the-Scenes tours have deteriorated terribly in the last year or so. I have taken houseguests 3-4 times before and had great experiences. The guides were enthusiastic and informative. Your rode in a nice golf cart with water bottles. Lots of fun, and always a hit. Our latest tour, we arrived at the entrance and were told to go to the new Education Center to meet our guide. Okay, but would have been nice to know as we parked a fair way away. We met our guide who did not introduce himself till I asked his name. It was 98 and muggy, and we are 4 senior citizens. No cart, no water. « Please get a drink here if you want, because we won’t have time on the tour. » Okay, Our guide walked us to the Elephant House. He gave a very brief talk on the elephants. Before, our guides had recognized each elephant (there are only 4, with 4 babies),their names, ages, origins and even personalities. He said nothing about the Elephant House, which is a marvelous place, built for their health and comfort. The Behind-the-Scenes part was interesting. We saw the room where cameras watch the elephants 24-7. We saw their schedules on a white board—very Impressive. The « training » consisted of watching keepers throw bits of carrot to a mama and her calf. Necessary and I’m sure important, but no interaction with us at all. On other tours and other zoos, I have safely and enjoyably fed moose, bears, etc. For $65 per person, I was disappointed. I emailed the Zoo with my thoughts with no response. I will continue to support the zoo—it does wonderful work. But I will stick to the free shows throughout the day.

We spent two days here to see it all. This is very well done, and earns its top marks for best zoo in USA. There's a nice little water park for hot days. A neat kids adventures area. Lots of space to move around. They allow outside food and beverages. The tram is very handy and informative for getting around. Lots of great exhibits. Didn't feel crowded, even on a busy weekend. Train ride was ok, could use some work or a lower price for what you get. Lots of parking available.

Zoo was amazing. Organized and clean. Staff was great. So much to do and see. We returned the next month.

We had read such wonderful things about this zoo, we were expecting great things. There is no comparison between this facility and the Bronx Zoo or the St. Louis Zoo. The zoo is certainly in a convenient location, only about 3 miles south of downtown Omaha. Although rain and thunder were predicted, we went anyway, as did many others; the zoo wasn't just busy, it was crowded with families. Attempting to house animals in environments that mimic what would be found in the wild is the goal of the modern zoo. In this case, many of the inhabitants were obscured from view. Possibly the impending storm affected them. We were introduced to a couple of species that were new to us: Takins and Pere David's Deer. When the heavy rain started we looked for an indoor restaurant, but were not successful in locating one.

My family has visited some of the best zoos in the country, including San Diego, Columbus and Cincinnati and this is the best zoo we've been to. Each of the exhibits were so immersive! Each and every one of them was very elaborate and beautiful. So many of them allowed you to walk around and see animals from all different angles. For instance, the jungle one we did the top loop, then went back to the bottom loop and saw them all from other locations. The nocturnal exhibit, which we almost didn't see was this enormous exhibit underground that went on forever! It looked like a swamp and was very amazing. Big, wide paths to walk on. Lots of animals, including some interesting, unique ones. Only downside was it was a bit crowded and not enough water fountains! We were probably not prepared enough and should have brought more food and drinks with us. But, agreement from my family it was the best zoo we've seen.

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We visited on a HOT day (real feel was 117)! We still spent 6+ hours to see it all. There were water misters available along the paths which we used. The Desert Dome was a favorite but so was the Lied Jungle. As expected our lunch for three was a bit over $50.00. We did see people bring in coolers with their own food. It was an amazing day at this zoo and we were so glad to include it in our vacation.

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Riverbanks Backstage

Each tour is a private experience for your group. Check out the descriptions below to learn more about select opportunities.

Backstage Encounters

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Galapagos Tortoise Backstage

Meet some of the oldest and youngest Riverbanks residents! Walk out on to their habitats to say shello to each of these individuals and learn about their amazing history. Each guest will also have the opportunity to touch and feed these giant tortoises.

Each ticket is for a private tour for up to 6 participants ages 8 and up. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Closed toe shoes are required for all Backstage Experiences.

This Backstage opportunity is not ADA-accessible due to uneven terrain.

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Giraffe Backstage

Meet some of the tallest mammals in the world! Discover the distinctive characteristics of giraffes and learn about the care they receive at Riverbanks. Each guest will have the opportunity to get a giraffe’s eye view of the world and even feed one of our gentle giants a leafy lunch.

This Backstage opportunity is not ADA-accessible due to uneven terrain and will involve climbing a flight of stairs.

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Grizzly Bear Backstage

Head behind the scenes for an im-paws-ibly fun afternoon. Meet our grizzly, Butch, as the animal care staff demonstrate how they safely train this incredible animal. Help prepare an afternoon snack for Butch and snap some photos of this unforgettable experience.

This Backstage opportunity is not ADA-accessible due to uneven terrain and a few stairs.

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Penguin Backstage

Join Riverbanks’ penguin colony for a chilly backstage encounter. Learn all about our different penguins before bundling up to head behind the scenes. Get a cool view of these flightless birds while our keepers feed them their midday snack.

Each ticket is for a private tour for up to 5 participants ages 8 and up. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Closed toe shoes are required for all Backstage Experiences.

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Radiated Tortoise Backstage

Looking to get out of your shell? Join us on an adventure full of shell scratches as we meet Riverbanks Radiated Tortoise residents face-to-face. Make sure to bring along a camera to capture this memorable experience.

Each ticket is for a private tour for up to 6 participants ages 5 and up. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Closed toe shoes are required for all Backstage Experiences.

This Backstage opportunity is ADA-accessible.

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Rhino Backstage

Join us behind the scenes to meet the second largest land mammal in the world! On this rhino-riffic tour, you’ll get the opportunity to explore our rhino barn, come face-to-face with our rhino residents, and learn all about how Riverbanks cares for these gentle giants.

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Sea Lion Backstage

Experience Sea Lion Landing like never before — and maybe get your feet a little wet. See the inner workings of the habitat, help our keepers prepare the morning diet, and then join the animal care staff for a training demonstration. This memorable tour will definitely get your seal of approval.

This Backstage opportunity is not ADA-accessible due to uneven and slick terrain.

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Backstage Tour Gift Certificates

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Each ticket is for a private tour for up to 6 participants — up to 5 participants for Penguin Backstage — ages 8 and up. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Closed toe shoes are required for all Backstage Experiences.

Some Backstage opportunities are not ADA-accessible due to uneven terrain.

Registration Information

  • Pre-registration is required for all Riverbanks Backstage experiences; visit Riverbanks’ e-ticket store to register.
  • Admission to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is not included but is required.
  • Only guests ages 8 and up are permitted on any Riverbanks Backstage Experience.
  • All guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult during the entire experience.
  • Closed-toe shoes are a requirement for all experiences.
  • ADA-accessibility is limited for many experiences. Please contact the education department at 803.602.0803 for more information.
  • Due to the unpredictability of the animals, Backstage experiences are subject to change or cancellation. Participants must abide by all staff instructions.

Cancellation and Refunds

  • Cancellation or date change requests must be received ten days in advance of the event to receive a refund of your registration. Requests must be received in writing at [email protected] . Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable should the cancellation or need to change a date occur within ten days of the scheduled program. Times, prices, and tour components are subject to change.
  • In the rare event that Riverbanks Zoo and Garden must cancel the scheduled event, all deposits or money received will be reimbursed or an option to reschedule will be provided. Notification of cancellation will be provided as soon as possible.
  • Refunds and reschedules will not be provided for individuals who do not show up for the event.

Questions about Riverbanks Backstage?

Please call the Education Department at 803.602.0803 or email us .

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Behind-the-Scenes Experiences

Omaha’s henry doorly zoo and aquarium® offers three new behind-the-scenes experiences.

Omaha, Neb. (March 15, 2019) – Registration is now open for three additional behind-the-scenes experiences at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. 

Giraffe Backstage Pass Meet the Zoo’s herd of reticulated giraffes as you tour exclusive behind-the-scenes areas in the Syd and Betty Cate Family Giraffe Herd Rooms. This experience will be offered on the second and fourth Tuesday beginning April through September from 1 to 2 p.m. Cost is $45 for Zoo members and $60 for non-members (includes Zoo admission). Participants must be eight years or older.  

Center for Conservation and Research Backstage Pass Enjoy a private tour of the Bill and Berniece Grewcock Center for Conservation and Research where Zoo scientists are working to help animals and plants all around the world. This experience will be offered every Thursday beginning in April from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is $45 for Zoo members and $60 for non-members (includes Zoo admission). Participants must be eight years or older.

Animal Art Experience These unique painting sessions feature an animal artist and a one-of-a-kind masterpiece (each group can choose between one 16” x 20” canvas or four 8” x 10” canvases). Animal Art Experiences will be offered every Friday beginning in April from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is $140 for a Zoo member group of four and $180 for a non-member group of four (includes Zoo admission).

The pre-assigned animal artist schedule is as follows:

  • First Friday of the month: Snake Artist
  • Second Friday of the month: Turtle Artist
  • Third Friday of the month: Small Mammal Artist
  • Fourth Friday of the month: Lizard Artist

Other Backstage Pass experience areas include the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium, Kingdoms of the Night, Lied Jungle® and octopus habitat.

Registration is required for all experiences. All participants must sign a waiver prior to the program. Guests 17 and younger must be accompanied by a participating adult. Participants should wear non-slip shoes. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. For more information or to register visit OmahaZoo.com/VisitorExperiences.

Consistently ranked as one of the world’s top five zoos, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is an independent not-for-profit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Zoo is recognized nationally for its conservation, animal care and exhibit design. As a leader in conservation, the Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research focuses on areas to benefit animal husbandry and species conservation including conservation genetics, conservation medicine, rare plant conservation, reproductive sciences and comparative nutrition.

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What You Can Expect At The Omaha Zoo This Summer (Phased Reopening)

Like everything else in the world, summer 2020 at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is going to look a lot different than normal. Reopening June 1 with several measures in place, I asked the zoo to share what’s different so you know what to expect:

Zoo areas that are currently closed

The zoo is reopening in phases. Phase 1 is pretty cautious with the following closures and restrictions in place:

  • All buildings are closed, including exhibits like the aquarium, Desert Dome, and the indoor rainforest. Other buildings that house restaurants and the gift shop are closed, too.
  • The Lozier Giant Screen Theater will be closed.
  • Outdoor areas that are closed include the Bay Family Children’s Adventure Trails or Scott Alaskan Adventure Splash Park.
  • Animal feeding opportunities will not be available.
  • There are no behind-the-scenes tours.

Children's Adventure Trails at Omaha's zoo will not be open during Phase 1 of the zoo's reopening.

Things to know about admission to the zoo

Don’t expect to waltz in with a wave of your membership this summer.

  • Reservation for a time to enter the Zoo must be made online before visiting. Make a reservation here . IDs and online reservation receipts will be checked. Members will not be able to transfer their membership to non-members.
  • Reservations can be made up to two days in advance of visit. There don’t seem to be any exceptions.
  • Admission tickets are discounted at $20.95 for guests ages 12 and over, $13.95 for children ages 3 to 11, and $19.95 for seniors ages 65 and over.
  • AZA reciprocal zoo admission program is suspended at this time.
  • Timeslots are available every half hour between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. Good news for members: From June 1-7, there is a Members Only hour from 8 to 9 a.m.
  • There is a separate entrance for entering the zoo and exiting the zoo. Park accordingly. The Main Gate is for entrance to the zoo. The North Gate for exiting the zoo.

Lagoon at the zoo

What it’s going to be like at the zoo in Phase 1

  • With buildings closed and a single entrance point and a single exit point, the zoo has created a walking path that’s about 1.8 miles.
  • The walking path is one-way traffic only . No backtracking is permitted.
  • You have to be prepared to walk it, as there is no tram service available. You can rent strollers, wagons, ECVs, and wheelchairs, though (limited supply).
  • Drinking fountains and water refill stations will not be available. Bring your own water.

Map of Omaha Zoo during Phase 1 of reopening in 2020

Things you can do at the zoo during Phase 1

  • You can purchase tickets to ride Sue’s Carousel (with appropriate spacing and sanitizing).
  • You can buy concessions, but menu offerings will be limited to expedite lines. The Souvenir Cup refill service will not be available.
  • There will also be vending machines available, which will be cleaned hourly.
  • There will be retail items available for purchase at outside venues.
  • You have access to outside restrooms.
  • There is an outdoor nursing area.
  • Know that there will be signs throughout as reminders and help keep 6 feet between groups in lines.

Tusker Grill at Omaha Zoo.

Precautions you can take while at the zoo this summer

  • This goes without saying: Wash your hands frequently. This wasn’t on the zoo’s list.
  • Face mask usage by guests is strongly encouraged.
  • Guests are strongly encouraged to remain in their vehicles until their reservation time. Officials request guests not stand at the entrance plaza to meet others.

My thoughts on Phase 1

I was disheartened to read so many negative comments to their social media announcement on reopening. It is what it is, friends.

Have patience. These are strange and uncertain times.

I’m glad they’re able to open in a responsible manner. It’s not going to be business-as-usual for many months.

The view in front of the Desert Dome in the winter

Will I be going any time soon? Maybe not right away. Many of my favorite places, and certainly my kids’ favorite places, will not be open. Nor should they be – they’re popular for a reason (and therefore draw a crowd).

But I miss the zoo. I want the zoo to continue to grow and succeed. So I will be back.

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Friday 19th of June 2020

We went today at 9:30. We were back in the van by 11:30, which was just right for our energy and enthusiasm levels. It may not be what we're used to but it's more interesting than our house or a walk around our neighborhood... and less of a risk than school will be! Most groups were wearing masks, at least around us. A cool overcast morning and not crowded - perfect for me! With lots of improvements underway, next summer looks to be pretty cool.

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

I too am glad of the reopening however I won’t be going for awhile. I bought the season pass for a reason so I could go to different areas then leave. Walking 2 miles is not an option for myself or my husband. Very sad that this is what our world has become

I love visiting just a few exhibits at the zoo, too. The current precautions are understandable, though, so I'll just roll with it.

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Share an experience like no other when you go behind the scenes at the Saint Louis Zoo!

Book one of our Zoo Tours or Day Programs to get to know the animals up close and see what it's like to be a zookeeper. Or, book a Specialty Tour to explore the inner workings of facilities such as our veterinary hospital, research laboratories and administration areas.

What to Know Before You Book

  • All tours are walking tours. No transportation is provided.
  • There is a fee for parking. More information on parking and directions is available here .
  • Some tours take place in temperature-controlled environments or outside. Please dress accordingly.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required for all tours.
  • Tours are not guaranteed to be private unless your group fills the maximum capacity.
  • Due to the unpredictability of animals, tour experiences may vary.
  • All guests must abide by staff instructions at all times.
  • Each tour and program has a specific age requirement listed in the description.
  • For safety reasons, children under 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult adult on Zoo Tours and Specialty Tours. Day Programs do not require an adult, however, if a parent or guardian wishes to accompany the participant, they may do so by purchasing an additional ticket.
  • While all of our public spaces and guest amenities are fully accessible, some of the behind-the-scenes areas visited through our tours and programs may not be. If there are any physical, cognitive or behavioral needs within your group, please call our Tours Department at (314) 646-4840 so our staff can be prepared to make any reasonable accommodations.
  • In compliance with best practices for zoo animal welfare — and the quarantine protocols outlined by federal regulations and the Association of Zoo and Aquarium accreditation standards — service animals are not permitted in our behind-the-scenes animal areas.
  • Zoo Tours, Specialty Tours and Day Programs are non-refundable. If it becomes necessary to reschedule your tour or program, please contact Guest Relations at [email protected] or (314) 646-4797 . Zoo Tours, Specialty Tours and Day Programs must be rescheduled within 30 days of cancellation. No refunds or rescheduling opportunities will be given for no-call/no-shows.
  • The Saint Louis Zoo reserves the right to cancel any tour due to unforeseeable animal health, weather or staffing issues. In case of such an event, the Zoo will contact you to reschedule.
  • Want to give a tour as a gift? Purchase a Zoo gift card here: https://stlzoo.org/services/gift-shops/zoo-merchandise/zoo-gift-cards

Schools (high school level and above) are welcome to book tours, but space is limited. Call our Tours Department at (314)-646-4840 for school tour accommodations.

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Get a backstage pass to explore our animal care facilities, or take a deep dive into the Zoo's business operations, conservation initiatives and more!

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