Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Passes

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, opens a new window and Omaha Public Library developed a partnership to offer free zoo tickets to library patrons. 

“We’re thrilled to offer access to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium to OPL cardholders,” said OPL Executive Director Laura Marlane. “These tickets provide local families with an opportunity to enjoy one of Omaha’s most beloved attractions.”

Zoo tickets are not currently available. They will return sometime in fall 2024.

Adults ages 18+ who are Douglas County residents or have a non-resident paid membership to OPL are eligible to check out the tickets. Accounts with outstanding balances greater than $50 may start a payment plan in order to obtain a ticket. Expired accounts must be renewed and outstanding fees must be paid in order to obtain a ticket. Due to the great demand and limited supply, tickets cannot be held or reserved. Tickets are good for one-time use. Only one ticket per library card and patron can be issued, admitting up to two adults and six children. An OPL library card must be presented to the zoo at the time of redemption.

Douglas County residents who do not have a library card, but would like to receive one may sign up for a new account with identification and proof of residency. New patrons may sign up for a library card online at, but the card will not be activated without in-person identification.

For more information, call or visit your neighborhood OPL branch location.

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