Omaha Zoo or Children's Museum in two weeks

Old Nov 9th, 2007, 05:38 AM
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Omaha Zoo or Children's Museum in two weeks

My family (me, DH, DD age 5) is planning to stop in Omaha for the afternoon to break up the Thanksgiving car trip from Iowa to Boulder (overnight in Kearney).

We would like to visit either the Henry Doorly Zoo or the Omaha Children's Museum. (Obviously we'd skip the zoo if the weather was uncooperative.) So any advice on picking between the two? Any estimates of time needed for each?
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Old Nov 9th, 2007, 06:11 AM
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It's a great zoo, and if you are spending time in a car getting outside in the fresh air will be a good idea.

Give it as much time as you want. You could spend the better part of a day depending on your interests.
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Old Nov 9th, 2007, 07:28 AM
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The zoo is a standout. One of the best anywhere.

If the weather is poor, there are many indoor areas: largest indoor rainforest I have ever seen, fantastic desert and nocturnal dome, large aquarium, others.

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Old Nov 9th, 2007, 08:14 AM
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Have to agree that the zoo is wonderful -- a real credit to Omaha. I don't know anything aobut the Children's Museum, though.
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Definitely the Zoo. It's got exhibits you won't find any place else. Plan at least 4 hours--and you still probably won't see everything.
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Old Nov 9th, 2007, 02:35 PM
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The Henry Doorly Zoo is amazing--your daughter will love it.
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We haven't taken the grandkids to the childrens museum since they remodel but the zoo is almost always a good choice. You can do the other on your return.
The Arch Museum over I80 just before Kearney is pretty good to.
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