Events at the Zoo

Lincoln Children's Zoo offers a variety of exciting and interactive events. Check back often as events get added throughout the year.


October 11: RendeZoo
7 p.m.

Garden Party, Lincoln Children’s Zoo’s annual gala, has been a celebratory fundraiser for the Zoo for years. As one of the Zoo’s largest fundraisers it is a critical event with funds supporting every aspect of the Zoo’s most urgent needs and operations. This year, for the safety of all, Garden Party will be transformed into RendeZoo, a virtual auction and Zoo celebration.

October 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30: Boo at the Zoo
5:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Boo at the Zoo is Lincoln's largest trick-or-treat event. The entire family will love stopping at 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.

The health and safety of our community, staff and animals is at the forefront of every decision made here at Lincoln Children's Zoo. With that in mind, we are pleased to present the safest way to trick or treat this year - Boo at the Zoo!  Lincoln Children's Zoo is prepared to offer a socially distant, trick or treating experience for the community. Our plan, approved by the Lancaster County Health Department, may look a bit different than it has in previous years, but we still intend to bring all the merry-not-scary fun this year! Please visit the Boo at the Zoo webpage to find out how we will ensure the safety and health of everyone at the event.

In preparation for Boo at the Zoo the historic portion of the Zoo will be closed October 21 - November 1. The Zoo will close at 3 p.m. October 23 - 30 for Boo at the Zoo.

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