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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo:
Home of Many Large Things

This zoo features the world's largest indoor desert, the Desert Dome, located under the world's largest glazed geodesic dome. The Desert Dome features plant and animal life from three deserts: the Namib Desert of southern Africa, the Red Center of Australia, and the Sonoran Desert of southwest United States. The dome contains 84,000 square feet on two levels (42,000 square feet on each level).

Located beneath the Desert Dome exhibit is the Kingdoms of the Night, the world's largest nocturnal exhibit.

The zoo's Lied Jungle contains the World's Largest Indoor Rainforest. It has 123,000 square feet of floor space with 61,000 square feet of planted exhibit space, 35,000 square feet of display management area, and 11,000 square feet of education space. The Lied Jungle is 80 feet tall, about the same as an eight-story building.

Address: Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 South 10th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68107 (off Interstate 80, Exit 454 near Omaha); 402-733-8400; Fax: 402-733-7868. Web:


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