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Lincoln Children's Zoo, Lincoln

4.4
#2 of 11 in Parks in Lincoln
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lincoln Children's Zoo

1222 S 27th Street

Lincoln, NE 68502

402.475.6741

For more than 50 years, the Lincoln Children’s Zoo has been connecting children with the wonders of the natural world through playful interaction. It is here that our visitors discover new animals as they explore their way through the natural landscape of the Zoo. Every day, the Zoo strives to fulfill its mission of “enriching lives through firsthand interaction with living things”.

The Lincoln Children’s Zoo is one of five zoos in the country that does not receive any funding from city, county or state entities. We are supported by the sale of admissions, memberships, rides, and vending fees. But we also depend on the generous gifts from individuals like you. These donations have made the Zoo the fantastic family-friendly place it is today.
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  • The Children's Zoo in Lincoln is an incredible experience for kiddos and for adults. My husband and I have gone by ourselves and we have taken kids. My favorite area is the giraffes. I could watch....  more »
  • The recent upgrades are great. The giraffes are worth visiting for sure. It isn’t like the Omaha zoo, but easy to visit and you can enjoy just a few hours there.  more »
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  • Well laid out. Lots to do. Perfect for small children. With all the new additions, we could easily spend an entire day there. It also makes a membership a no brainer. We can stop by for just an hour or 2 after church or after school & play in the indoor playground & splash around a little. All screen free!
  • I love to take the kids here. My toddler enjoys exploring the paths and sandboxes and my 12 year old loves the classes and exhibits and it's small enough that she can venture on her own on uncrowded days. All of the animals seem in excellent health and are very well cared for. The staff is always great, and so are the "zoo crew" kids that help out with pony rides and the such. Every time I go we learn something new so it's always a great experience.

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