Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo


Established in 1894 by the City of Omaha as Riverview Park, The Henry Doorly Zoo sits on 112 acres and houses over 12,800 animal specimens. The newest major exhibit, the Bernice Grewcock Butterfly and Insect Pavilion, opened in May 2008. During 2008, more than 71,500 family memberships were sold and 1,388,014 people visited the zoo. The Henry Doorly Zoo Center for Conservation and Research engages in extensive conservation oriented scientific investigation in the areas of veterinary medicine, reproductive physiology, molecular genetics, nutrition, and rare plant propagation. More than 3,675 educational programs were conducted in 2008. This programming, which included day camps, classes, distance learning classes, and campouts, reached more than 150,000 students.

How Your Donation Helps

92.8% of your car donation will go toward helping Omaha Zoological Society Inc. with their project: Operation of Zoological and Botanical Garden.

3.8% will go toward the project: Education.

3.4% will go toward the project: Conservation and Research.



  • Other school related activities

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1953

Your donations to Omaha Zoological Society Inc. are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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