Zoo Happenings & Updates

Zoo Hours

The Zoo is closed for the 2014 season and will reopen April 1 of 2015.
Visit the events page for this year's special events!

Open Daily (April 1 through October 18)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Open daily, including holidays

Admission & Ticket Prices

Admission Tickets

13 - 61
$9.75 +tax
2 - 12
$8.75 +tax
62 and over
$8.75 +tax
Children 1 & Under


Zoo Members


Ride Tickets
Price (includes tax)

Individual Train Ride
(Children 1 & Under Ride FREE)

Individual Horse Ride
10 Punch Train Pass
20 Punch Train Pass
10 Punch Horse Ride Pass

Field Trips and School Admission Prices

Bring your school group of 30 or more students to the Zoo for a day full of exploration, learning, and fun. Reserve your date below. There is no fee to reserve a date. Payment is due day of the field trip.


Field Trip and School Admission

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does the Zoo have a cafe?
A. The Safari Cafe is open daily and offers a variety of meals and snacks. Choose from signature grilled items, gourmet sandwiches or fresh pizzas and grab a delicious ice cream cone for dessert!

Q. Is outside food and beverage allowed in the Zoo?
A. Guests are allowed to bring food items such as snacks or foods that do not require heating. Coolers larger than personal handbags are not allowed.

Q. Are there opportunities to feed the animals?
A. Food for certain animals can be purchased. Please do not feed any animal "people food."

Q. Can strollers be rented?
A. Strollers are available to rent. Strollers are $5 +tax.

Q. Are wheelchairs available?
A. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first come first serve basis.

Q. What times are train and horse rides?
A. Train and horse rides are available anytime the Zoo is open.
(Severe weather or maintenance may delay or cancel rides)

Zoo Contact Information

The Lincoln Children's Zoo is located at:
1222 South 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502

Phone: 402.475.6741
Fax: 402.475.6742

Click here to email the Zoo

Hotel Partner

Comfort Suites East
331 N. Cotner | Lincoln Ne. 68505
Receive 15% off your stay with ticket stub from Zoo, visit by clicking here.

Country Inn & Suites, By Carlson-Lincoln Airport
1301 West Bond Circle | Lincoln, NE 68521
Receive 15% off your stay by clicking here.

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lincoln North Hotel and Conference Center
5353 N. 27th Street | Lincoln, NE 68521
Receive 10% off by clicking here or calling.

Courtyard by Marriott Lincoln Downtown/Haymarket
808 R Street l Lincoln, NE 68508
Receive 10% off your stay by clicking here.

Prairie Creek Inn Bed and Breakfast
2400 S. 148TH St. | Walton, NE 68461
Receive 15% off your stay when noting you are attending Zoo, visit by clicking here.

The Residence Inn by Marriott
5865 Boboli Lane (56th & Pine Lake Rd) | Lincoln, NE. 68516

Hilton Garden Inn Lincoln Downtown/Haymarket
801 R Street | Lincoln, NE 68508

New Victorian Inn & Suites
225 North 50th Street | Lincoln, NE 68504

Zoo Map

Download Map:
Lincoln Children's Zoo map

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