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Lincoln Children's Zoo, Lincoln

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The Lincoln Children's Zoo is a children's zoo located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Designed specifically for children to experience interactive, up-close encounters with all of the zoo's animals, Lincoln Children's Zoo has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
With nearly 200,000 visitors each year, Lincoln Children's Zoo is the third most attended arts and science attraction in Nebraska. The Lincoln Children's Zoo is a privately funded, 10-acre zoo and is the largest attended zoo per acre in the United States. The zoo is open year round as of March 2019. Currently, the zoo is home to over 400 animals and over 40 endangered animals, including the Amur leopard and Matschie's tree-kangaroo.

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  • Took two grandchildren for about 3 hours and had a great time. Recent updates make this one of the best zoos for kids you can find. Clean, well organized, lots of shade, and decent snacks and...  more »
  • We had some extra time waiting for friends and thought we'd give it a try. We were blown away! Just big enough to be enjoyable and not to big to worn out trying to see everything. Price very...  more »
  • 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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