The Greater Omaha Chamber marketing team is on the move – experiencing the sights, sounds, creativity and tastes that typify our region. We’re exploring our community and encourage you to check out these Greater Omaha gems – because best-kept secrets are best uncovered.
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium gave the Chamber marketing team a preview of their new Children’s Adventure Trails & Education Center. Here’s what we learned:
Children (and adults) have the chance to feed and brush the baby goats. ‘Choose Your Adventure’ signs throughout the area help facilitate physical, cognitive or social play.
Crawl through tunnels and look out the acrylic bubbles to take in an up-close view of the Prairie Dog Town habitat.
Children are encouraged to play and explore like it’s their own backyard. The exhibit features a waterfall and stream that runs down to the pond, complete with bridges, sandy banks and climbing logs.
The main feature is a three-story Treehouse with slides, climbing nets and bridges. Children can climb alongside small primates in nearby elevated tubes.
The Education Building has year-round programming for high school, kindergarten and after school programs. The building also includes seven classrooms, an administrative area and a small auditorium.
The windows feature 52 different animals and insects native to Nebraska. In addition to beautifying the space, the pattern helps prevent birds from flying into the windows and increases energy efficiency.
We think it’s safe to say, the World’s Best Zoo just got even better. Learn more at OmahaZoo.com.