Events at the Zoo

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

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October 4: Sensory Safari
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Presented by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Visually and sensory impaired guests will have the opportunity to touch, feel, hear, and smell at interpretative stations located throughout the Zoo. Nature experts from organizations across Nebraska will engage visitors at each station. Sensory Safari is possible through a partnership with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

October 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30: Boo at the Zoo
Presented by Lienemann Charitable Foundation
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.

In preparation for Boo at the Zoo the historic portion of the Zoo will be closed October 24 - November 1. The Zoo will close at 3 p.m. October 26 - 30 for Boo at the Zoo.

November & December

November 24 - December 30: Zoo Lights Powered by LES
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Get in the holiday spirit with Zoo Lights Powered by LES! The Zoo will be transformed into one of the largest lights displays in the midwest. This experience will include a 40 ft. Christmas tree, over 30 lit animal silhouettes, holiday train rides, a tree canopy light walk, a 60 foot light tunnel and more!

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