Events at the Zoo

Lincoln Children's Zoo offers a variety of exciting and interactive events. Check back often to see what the Zoo has in store for 2016!

December 1-4, 9-11 & 16-18: North Pole Express 
More dates than ever before! Presented by Lincoln Pediatric Group
The North Pole Express is Lincoln's only train offering services to Santa's Village!

After departing the train, your travels will take you through Candy Cane Lane where you'll stop at The Hive to write your official letter to Santa and see some of his favorite animal friends. Continue down Candy Cane Lane to meet the Big Man himself! After visiting Santa, enjoy treats made by the Elves, hot chocolate and candy canes. Be careful not to fill up on candy canes because your next stop is Mrs. Claus's Bakery to decorate your very own cookie! Next, head to the Gumdrop Stage and Rudolph's Animal Kingdom Building to encounter more of Santa's animal and zookeeper friends. Santa and his elves can't wait to see you! NEW! Lincoln Children’s Zoo members receive exclusive early access to purchase tickets beginning Nov. 8. General public ticket sales begin Nov. 22. Tickets may sell out. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended.