Hours & Admission

Zoo Hours

The Zoo is open daily through October 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, including holidays.

Wild Wednesdays
Open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesdays in June, July and August*
*Excluding Wednesday, July 4, 2018 when the Zoo will be open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

To see the daily schedule for the Animal Encounter Stage schedule click here.

For upcoming events click here.

For information about education programs click here.

Admission & Ride Prices

Admission Tickets Ages Price
Zoo Members All Ages FREE
See Membership Options
Adults 13 - 61 $9.95
Children 2 - 12 $8.95
Seniors 62 and over $8.95
Children 1 & Under
FREE
Ride Tickets Price
Individual Train Ride
Children 1 & Under Ride FREE
$2.75
10 Punch Train Pass $26.00
20 Punch Train Pass
BEST VALUE
$49.00
Individual Horse Ride $5.00
10 Punch Horse Ride Pass
BEST VALUE
$45.00

Field Trips and Group Admission Prices

Bring your group of 10 or more 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.

Zoo Gift Cards

Zoo Gift Cards can be purchased for admission, memberships, Zoo Camps, train rides and more! Gift cards may be purchased by calling 402.475.6741 ext. 0 or at the Zoo's gift shop.

Zoo Gift Cards Price
Zoo Gift Cards $10 - $100

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Zoo have a cafe?
The Safari Cafe is open daily and offers a variety of meals and snacks. Choose from signature grilled items, gourmet sandwiches or breaded chicken strips and grab a delicious ice cream cone for dessert! Some gluten friendly options available.

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

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

Can strollers be rented?
Strollers are available to rent. Strollers are $5.

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

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


Contact Information

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

Call: 402.475.6741

Email


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  • Visitors in 2017
    Visitors in 2017

    240,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2017
    CAMPERS IN 2017

    3000

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