Programs & Day Camps

Programs and Day Camps

Play, explore and discover the great outdoors of Nebraska by going on one of our many adventures! Please contact the Education Department at (402) 738-2092 for more information. 

Family Safari Explorers

Discover and practice adventurous outdoor skills, such as beginning camping, nature photography, citizen science, nature art and astronomy. 

These two-hour classes cost $10 for Wildlife Safari Park members and $13 for non-members. Open to all ages. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies are provided with the exception of cameras. 

Pre-registration is required. Offered to ages 4 or older unless noted otherwise. 



Telescopes and Prairie Skies

Geminid Meteor Shower Star Party - Thursday, December 13, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. 

The Geminids are considered to be one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, with the possibility of sighting around 120 meteors per hour, at its peak, which is Thursday Dec.13th.  Gather with Safari Park Education Staff, Omaha’s Astronomical Society Members and Wildlife Photographer, Mike Benkis, as we experience nature’s fireworks in the sky, learn about astronomy, discover what a meteor shower is and how we can best photograph the night sky.

Pre-Registration and payment in advance is required, cost $10 for Wildlife Safari Park members and $13 for non-members. Open to all ages. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  

Guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars and portable telescopes.  However, larger telescopes will be available for viewing the night sky.  The event will be outside, so bring anything that will help make you comfortable and warm — coats, hats, mittens, blankets, bag chairs, pillows, and warm beverages.  Don’t forget your camera. 


Nurture your young child's love for wildlife and the great outdoors with Wildlife Safari Park's newest Early Learning Kids Klub (E.L.K. Klub). The E.L.K.Klub uses the Park as a classroom to encourage young children ages 3 to 4 years old to investigate, play, and learn about Nebraska native wildlife through hands-on activities and exploration.

Programs are for children ages 3-4 years old. All classes are from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at our Education Base Camp near Wolf Woods and our Pawnee Creek Trailhead Parking Lot. Pre-registration and payment of $13 per child per session is required. An adult must accompany the participant. The registration cost covers one adult and one child. Prices reflect the discount member rate. 

Coming Soon - New 2019 Dates



Wildlife Ranger Day Camps                                          

Become a wildlife ranger and join us on a North American expedition. Start the excursion travailing from the Zoo to Wildlife Safari Park.  Learn about animal conservation and gain field work experience. End the day by winding though bison plains and then head back to the Zoo. Campers will meet at the Zoo and be transferred to Wildlife Safari Park near Ashland, Neb. via bus. Camp starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $85 per camp (unless otherwise noted) for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and Wildlife Safari Park members and $90 for nonmembers. For ages 12-14 and occur rain or shine. 

Coming Soon - New 2019 Dates