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 3-5: 4th of July 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!

July 7, 14, 21, 28: 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 18-24: 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 24: 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 Loose Affiliation 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.

August

August 4, 11, 18, 25: 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.

August 21: 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 Flannel Channel 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.

September

September 4-6: 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 12: Grandparents Day
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
| Presented by Complete Hearing
Celebrate Grandparents Day with one free admission for grandpa and grandma all day! Grandparents must be accompanied by a grandchild to receive free admission.

September 18: 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 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.

October

October 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30: Boo at the Zoo
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Boo at the Zoo is Lincoln's largest trick-or-treat event. The entire family will love stopping at over 40 trick-or-treat booths to get candy, coupons, and more. All of the money raised during Boo at the Zoo directly supports the Zoo and its animals.

  • Visitors in 2019
    Visitors in 2019

    345,915

  • CAMPERS IN 2019
    CAMPERS IN 2019

    2,140

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400