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Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium nearing return to normal operations

Posted at 10:14 AM, May 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-30 18:37:59-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - If the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is on your list of activities this weekend, you may notice things are starting to look like they did before the pandemic.

The Bay Family Children's Adventure Trails, along with the zoo's rides, are now open.

During the height of the pandemic, many of these contact attractions were closed.

The Alaskan Adventure Splashgrounds will also be opening once the weather warms up.


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“We're back almost to the zoo you remember from a year and a half ago,” said Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium President & CEO Dennis Pate.

The Memorial Day weekend usually is a very busy time for the zoo.

As of Saturday, the zoo has opened the Hawkins Giraffe Encounter and Meadowlark Theater.

The zoo encourages you to wear a mask if you have not been vaccinated.

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