Did you know that Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer can swim?
Angels, along with Santa Claus, reindeer and elves will dive in the Scott Aquarium’s shark tunnel at the Henry Doorly Zoo this Saturday and swim among sharks, stingrays and sea turtles.
The holiday dive will be at 10:45 a.m. If you miss this one, don’t worry, you can also catch the holiday characters diving on Dec. 15 and 22. Free to members or with paid admission.
Other special enrichment gifts will be held throughout the day!
Here is the schedule:
10 a.m. — Lied Jungle
10:30 a.m. –Desert Dome
11 a.m. — Bears
1 p.m. — Hubbard Orangutan Forest, Indoor Display
1:30 p.m. — Cat Complex
2:30 p.m. — Expedition Madagascar
3 p.m. — Kingdoms of the Night
More holiday happenings at the zoo include:
Supper With Santa will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium during Supper With Santa is held Dec. 20-23 from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring supper, crafts, pictures with Santa and more. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $15 per person for Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium members, $20 for non-members and children 2 and younger are free. Pre-registration is required.
Penguins and Pancakes will be held Dec. 27-29 from 8:30 to 10 a.m., with pancakes from The Pancake Man, crafts and animal visits from the African penguins. Cost is $12 for members, $15 for non-members, children 2 and younger are free. Price includes a pancake breakfast, plush penguin toy and admission to the zoo. Tickets are non-refundable. Event is rain or shine. All children must be accompanied by a paid adult. Pre-registration is required and will be available December 2012.
Noon Year’s Eve Party is Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with activities, entertainment and an early countdown to 2013 complete with a beach ball drop at noon. Free to members or with paid admission.
Event activities are free to Omaha’s Zoo and Aquarium members or with regular paid Zoo admission.
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