The Lincoln Children's Zoo, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, is a beloved institution known for its family-friendly environment and emphasis on interactive learning. Founded in 1965, the zoo has expanded significantly and is now home to more than 400 animals from over 40 species. With a focus on hands-on experiences and education, the Lincoln Children's Zoo provides an engaging environment where children can connect with nature.

Visitors to the Lincoln Children's Zoo are treated to an engaging, child-centric experience. The zoo provides an array of interactive exhibits and close-up animal encounters that foster learning and appreciation for wildlife. Children can ride on the ZO&O Railroad, visit the Butterfly Pavilion, or engage with domestic farm animals at the Critter Outpost. With its naturalistic habitats and numerous daily animal demonstrations, the zoo aims to create a fun and enriching environment for visitors of all ages.

The Lincoln Children's Zoo is deeply committed to wildlife conservation and education. The zoo participates in various Species Survival Plans (SSP), a program overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to manage and conserve a select group of threatened or endangered species. In addition, the zoo hosts educational programs that raise awareness about wildlife and conservation, inspiring the next generation to become stewards of the environment.

  • Zoo Size:
    10 acres
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  • Key Exhibits:
    Laura's Butterfly Pavilion || Hive 360 || Animal Encounter Stage || Tortoise Exhibit || Critter Outpost || Humboldt Penguin Exhibit || Primate Complex || Giraffe Feeding Experience
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    (402) 475-6741
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