Henry Doorly Zoo – Children’s Adventure Trails and Robert B. Daugherty Education Center
- Located in Omaha, NE
- 5-acres of trails and nature
- 40 ft wide, 3-story treehouse
- Education Center
Photo credit: Edge Concrete, LLC
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Materials Testing and Special Inspections
The Interactive Treehouse within the Children’s Adventure Trails exhibit is an outdoor learning and adventure space for children located next to the Robert B. Daugherty Education Center. It blends outdoor adventure with direct hands-on learning opportunities. The state of the art building accommodates the year-round programming and provides educational space to more than 9,000 students annually. The education center is home to zoo’s full-time high school, kindergarten, and after school programs.
Thiele Geotech, Inc. performed the geotechnical exploration during the design of the exhibit and The Robert B. Daugherty Education Center. Auger cast in place piles were used to support the multi-story structures. During the construction phase, Thiele Geotech, Inc. observed reinforced concrete, retaining wall installation, structural masonry, and welded and bolted connections. Materials testing was performed on soils, concrete, masonry and shotcrete.