Events at the Zoo

Lincoln Children's Zoo offers a variety of exciting and interactive events for the whole family!

Events get added throughout the year. Sign up for our email newsletter to make sure you never miss an event announcement. Sign up here. 
*Event schedule is subject to change due to COVID-19.


July

July 2-4: 4th of July Weekend
Saturday & Sunday • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday • 4th of July • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Zoo is open all weekend! Come visit all of your favorite animals, feed a giraffe, watch a cheetah run, ride the train, play in the Play Stream, and more!

July 6, 13, 20, 27: Wild Wednesdays
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
| Presented by Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry
The Zoo opens at 10 a.m. and stays open late 'til 8 p.m. every Wednesday in June, July & August.

July 17-23: National Zookeeper Week
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We are celebrating National Zookeeper Week! All of the Zookeepers at the Zoo spend countless hours giving our animals the best care. Next time you see one of them, be sure to tell them thanks!

July 16: Brews at the Zoo
6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
| Presented by Nebraska Lottery
It's time for adults 21 and over to enjoy some delicious craft beers and amazing music at the Zoo! Listen to live music by The 402 while enjoying local craft beers from Zipline Brewery, Empyrean Ales, White Elm Brewing, Lucky Bucket Brewing and more! Plus, a variety of food will be available for purchase during the event.

July 30: Brews at the Zoo
6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
| Presented by Nebraska Lottery
It's time for adults 21 and over to enjoy some delicious craft beers and amazing music at the Zoo! Listen to live music by Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal while enjoying local craft beers from Zipline Brewery, Empyrean Ales, White Elm Brewing, Lucky Bucket Brewing and more! Plus, a variety of food will be available for purchase during the event.

August

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Wild Wednesdays
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
| Presented by Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry
The Zoo opens at 10 a.m. and stays open late 'til 8 p.m. every Wednesday in June, July & August.

September

September 2-6: Labor Day Weekend
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Zoo is open all weekend! Come visit all of your favorite animals, feed a giraffe, watch a cheetah run, ride the train, play in the Play Stream, and more!

September 10: Brews at the Zoo
6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
| Presented by Nebraska Lottery
It's time for adults 21 and over to enjoy some delicious craft beers and amazing music at the Zoo! Listen to live music by AM/FM while enjoying craft beers from Zipline Brewery, Empyrean Ales, White Elm Brewing, Lucky Bucket Brewing and more! Plus, a variety of food will be available for purchase during the event.

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    Visitors in 2021

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    CAMPERS IN 2021

    1,864

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    CREATURES CARED FOR

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