Before we made our trip to the Omaha zoo in March the ONLY thing we knew about Omaha we learned from Counting Crows. It’s “somewhere in middle America.” Really though, they should have sung about their zoo. It’s this little hidden gem and was one of the most fun places we’ve ever been! If you EVER get the chance to go, DO! This zoo won’t disappoint you!
It’s a 3 hour drive from is, and they opened at 9, so we did the math and left at 6 am with Momo and Jason (“Mr Momo”)
Hand out some iPads and they are good to go!
Most of the zoo is inside bio-domes. You feel like you are in the animal’s natural habitat. First up is the dessert. It was a little stinky. I’m not sure what was up, but apparently that’s not normal.
Berkley was pretty dramatic about the smell.
Then we got over it and enjoyed living with the animals!
We gave the Bigs cameras, they loved this!
Berkley was a slow adopter to this bio-dome thing and stayed in her wagon most of the first one
Tree hugging gone bad
Then you go underground where all the nocturnal animals are, but they have switched them up so they are all awake!
This is how close you are to the crocodiles, they are right over that fence! It weirded me out some.
Berkley did NOT love this part! She’s not a fan of “scary”
That there is the blood. That they have for the vampire bats. That they drink. That you get to watch.
Lots of bats!
Stop at anything you can ride to get a picture.
That’s our family motto.
I love this pic!
Sadie called this the “disco ball!” That’s the dessert.
There’s a butterfly room too! The girls were hoping to get one to land on them.
Oh! And they had an aquarium!
How did God make these to not get all tangled up?!
Next was the Rainforest/Jungle bio-dome. It was our favorite! It’s Houston humid in this place. You feel like you stepped into a jungle, the environment is spot on.
See how you just walk around and it’s like the wild and not cages??
Love my monkeys!
You get to walk on ground level but also a few stories up to see the animals that live high up. Again, no cages
Really really cool bridge! I don’t do heights so I was the photographer!
It’s good to be a Hough girl…
Really fun petting zoo
Milking a fake cow
Getting eaten by a fake hippo
Our lunch spot doubled as a dinosaur dig
Haha! I forgot about this! This was at the bears. We had gotten so used to being so close they wanted to be closer!
And 5 seconds after I took this Berkley (of course it was Berkley) got her head stuck. Like for a few minutes! Drama follows that little one.
Gorillas were really cool! Everything was just so close up without it feeling cage-y.
We had such a great day with Jason and Momo and love love loved this zoo!