Dec. 31 Noon Year’s Eve Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., FREE w/ membership and for ages 2 and under/$7.75 ages 3-11/$11.50 ages 12 and over/seniors $10, omahazoo.com For those with children, the days of going out on New Year’s Eve may have long since passed. Few places offer events for families of all ages to come together and celebrate the coming of the new year. With an early countdown and beach ball drop, Henry Doorly Zoo offers a new alternative for you to ring in the new year with the little ones, parents, grandparents … and a few members of the animal kingdom. No long drink lines, crowds or figuring out your way home; this gives you an opportunity to be with loved ones and get to bed at a decent hour. Sounds like a great way to start off 2011.