Daytime Venues


Daytime venues are available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.  Some tables and chairs are included in the rental fees depending on the space selected.  Other items needed may be rented through AAA Rents and Event Services. For daytime rentals and events, all food and beverage needs will be fulfilled by Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium®'s TreeTops Catering Department. Outside catering is not allowed for daytime events. Please call (402) 738-2088 for details. 

**Zoo admission is included with all indoor daytime venues.
 

Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium Education and Conference Center        


Rental Fee: $2,000
The uniquely designed venue transports guests to a world under the sea with special features including a 24-foot acrylic tropical reef aquarium and 75-foot modular arts wave-like wall that can be illuminated by a variety of colored lights. The conference center has 5,302-square-feet of conference space and seating for up to 325 guests available. The Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium's Education and Conference Center can be divided into smaller spaces to best accommodate your group's size. Tables and chairs as well as Wi-Fi and audio visual equipment are included in the rental of this space. Three-hundred admission tickets included with rental.

Venues Located in the Education and Conference Center


  • Entire Education and Conference Center (Rounds: 325; Business Rounds: 214; Classroom-style: 258 ): 300 admission tickets; $2,000
  • Queen Angel Fish A (Rounds: 40; Business Rounds: 30; Classroom-style: 24): 20 admission tickets; $500   
  • Queen Angel Fish B (Rounds: 40; Business Rounds: 25; Classroom-style: 24): 20 admission tickets; $300   
  • Queen Angel Fish A/B (Rounds: 80; Business Rounds: 65; Classroom-style: 66): 60 admission tickets; $750  
  • Grand Reef (Rounds: 112; Business Rounds: 85; Classroom-style: 90): 100 admission tickets; $1,500
  • Clown Trigger Fish (Rounds 80; Business Rounds: 65; Classroom-style: 63): 60 admission tickets; $750

Durham Lodge and Birthday House  

                                            
Rental Fee: $600
(Banquet-style: 60; Classroom-style: 54)
Let your imagination run wild!  With a large private deck and fireplace, this building is perfect for corporate retreats.  Located near the Lied Jungle, it can also be rented by small groups in the evening. Tables and chairs as well as Wi-Fi and some audio visual equipment are included in the rental fee. 60 admission tickets included with rental.

Desert Dome Classroom

                                                                                                                                             Rental Fee: $300
(Banquet-style: 30; Classroom-style: 30)    
Located inside the Desert Dome, this is the perfect space for a small social gathering or meeting. Tables and Chairs are included in the rental of this space. Thirty admission tickets included with rental.

Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Pavilion Auditorium  


Rental Fee: $750
(Seats: 312)
Located in the Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Pavilion, this is the perfect place for a speaker, presentation or awards ceremony. Tables, Chairs and some audiovisual equipment are included in the rental of this space. 312 admission tickets included with rental.

Garden Classroom  


Rental Fee: $500
(Banquet-style: 40; Classroom-style: 36)
Newly opened in the spring of 2014 and located in the Garden of the Senses, the Garden Classroom is a quaint indoor space featuring murals of the African Grassland. This space is available daily in June and July, and available weekends only August through May. Tables and chairs, as well as some audio visual equipment are included in the rental fee. Forty admission tickets included with rental.

Add a wild twist to your event with an up close and personal educational encounter with one of the Zoo’s Animal Ambassadors!