Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquariumopens a new window, and Omaha and Council Bluffsopens a new window public libraries have a partnership to offer free zoo tickets to library members.
“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.”
The next distribution of zoo tickets will begin on October 1, 2019.
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 $25 may start a payment plan in order to obtain a ticket. Expired accounts must be renewed and outstanding fines 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 customer 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 omahalibrary.org/get-a-library-card, but the card will not be activated without in-person identification.