Zoos & Wildlife

Lincoln Children's Zoo

Lincoln, NE

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Address: 1222 S 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68502, USA Number: (402) 475-6741 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Why spend all that time and money traveling around the world to see all the different animals our planet has, when you can just visit Lincoln Children's Zoo - where the animals of the world come to you!

Lincoln Children's Zoo is where kids can explore over 350 animals up-close and personal, and have amazing animal encounters. Not only that, they can meet over 40 animals that are on the endangered list, which means they get an invaluable education too as they learn all about why we should be protecting them!

Are you excited to hear all about the animals at Lincoln Children's Zoo? Perhaps you might be looking to meet your favorites, such as the Llama, or Galapagos Tortoise, or the Dromedary Camel? Or perhaps you might be looking to meet creatures you have never heard of before, such as the White-Handed Gibbon, or the Fossa!

Let's not forget about those creatures in the Animal Kingdom section, where you can watch the cheeky Panther Chameleon at work, or the adorable Golden Lion Tamarin play! Are you feeling brave? Then head on over to look at the Boas, Pythons, and even Tarantula!

Don't miss a trip to the aviary too, where those colorful birds are waiting, from the Snowy Egret to the Scarlet Ibis. Even the names sound pretty!

Think the Lincoln Children's Zoo is JUST about the animals? Nope! Did you know that kids can actually enjoy horse rides at the zoo, as well as a train ride? Choo Choo - sounds amazing!

So are you ready for a WILD time in Nebraska's capital, where the animals are waiting for you, and the fun has already started!

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How much does it cost?






$12.95 (Ages 2-12). Train ride $3. Pony ride $5



Seniors $12.95


Free Under

12 months


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Additional Information

The train and horse rides are available during the regular opening hours

Any top tips?


As soon as you arrive, check out what animal shows are on so you can plan your day around them!

I'm Hungry!


The Safari Cafe has hot and cold meals as well as snacks where you can re-fuel before heading out again for more animal fun! From grilled items, gourmet sandwiches, pizzas and even ice cream!

Healthy Eating You can bring in food and snacks that don't require heating. No coolers larger than a personal handbag size.

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Where is it at?

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They have the WILDEST school trips in the area! Just bring 30 or more students for a full day of exploring and learning! They have some great programs for you. If you have under 30 students, just shoot them an email

Can I get one of those?


Bring that pocket money because Treetops Toys is where you can pick up some animal-related fun and gifts!

Need a little extra help?


Wheelchairs are available on a first come basis!

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in Nebraska

Baby Facilities

Strollers are available to rent for $5 + tax

When can we go?

10am - 5pm daily. 8pm close Wednesdays June - Aug

March to October

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