Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo is one of the best and most beloved
zoos in the country, with new exhibits opening all the time highlighting new
animals, areas of the world, and activities to help children and adults alike
expand their knowledge of the animal kingdom.
This year, the zoo has added or will add a range of new exhibits, like the Asian Highlands exhibit, which was partially opened in 2018 but won’t fully debut to the public until May 17, 2019. Finishing touches are being added now, and when it does open all the way, visitors will feel completely transported to Asia, walking past streams and up misty mountain paths past tigers, snow leopards, and sloth bears.
The zoo also announced recently that there will be new
behind-the-scenes experiences that offer more information and closer contact
with the animals. Backstage passes will be available for the zoo’s giraffes,
the Center for Conservation and Research, the aquarium, the octopus habitat,
You can even attend the Animal Art Experience, where one of
the zoo’s animals will create a one-of-a-kind painting with colors of your
choice. Each Friday a different animal artist will be featured, with artists
including snakes, turtles, small mammals, and lizards.
If you need a vehicle to transport your entire crew to the Henry Doorly Zoo, consider one of our vehicles here at Huber Chevrolet.
Summer is the perfect time to set out from home and explore the surrounding wilderness and wildlife of Nebraska. Rather than spending warm and lovely summer nights shut up indoors, pack up the family vehicle and hit the road. Here are a few spots we here at Huber Chevrolet recommend visiting while you explore the great outdoors of Nebraska.
Nebraska’s largest lake reservoir is a beautiful place to visit with your family. Spend a few nights camping there and enjoy the 100 miles of beachfront in the area.
Scotts Bluff National Monument
The prairies of Nebraska give way to the scenic Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering, Nebraska. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to take a family hike you’ll surely remember, take the steep walking trail up to the top of the bluff for 90-mile views.
Nebraska’s Wild West
Explore and experience our nation’s history by traversing Nebraska’s Badlands – such as venturing through Oglala National Grasslands – and the lush pine forests of the Sandhills. Perhaps you’ll want to hold off visiting Gibbon’s Rowe Sanctuary in the Sandhills until spring, so you and your family can witness the wonderous crane migration that takes place every year. In early spring, over 500,000 cranes land at the Platte River.
Henry Doorly Zoo
If you’re not feeling quite so compelled to set out on an outdoor adventure this summer, consider visiting Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. This exceptional zoo is home to the world’s largest indoor swamp and indoor desert, and the country’s largest indoor rainforest. With such marvelous exhibits, the whole family will enjoy their day at the zoo.
If you need a new vehicle to get you to your outdoor destination this summer, then be sure to explore our lineup here at Huber Chevrolet.