Zoo Lights Powered by LES

Zoo Lights Powered by LES

December 10, 2020 - January 9, 2021 • 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Zoo Lights Powered by LES is back! We have been approved to host Zoo Lights Powered by LES with modifications.

What to Expect
• There will be no food or beverages served
• All indoor spaces will be closed
• The holiday train ride will be running with enhanced social distancing and sanitization methods.
• Please remain in your vehicle until your scheduled time
• All social distancing guidelines must be followed
• Masks must be worn at all times while on the Zoo grounds
• Read about our health and safety practices here

VIP Tickets
• We are pleased to be able to offer a modified VIP experience
• Take a ride on the ZO&O Railroad
• Souvenir hot cocoa cups with a hot cocoa packet will be given to take home and enjoy.

Reminder: Tickets may only be purchased at the member rate for those listed on your membership account. Additional tickets may be purchased, but the non-member option must be selected. 

Although the event might seem a bit different than last year, we are overjoyed to invite you back to Zoo Lights Powered by LES for more holiday magic! We are humbled by your support and enthusiasm for the event and are looking forward to showcasing the beautiful lights display the Zoo team has prepared for you. The responsibility to keep our community safe and healthy is not one that we take lightly. At this event you will see the highest level of safety protocols and procedures.


Tickets

General Event Tickets

Zoo Members
Lincoln Children's Zoo Members receive discounted ticket prices to Zoo Lights Powered by LES.
All guests 2 and older require a ticket.
To receive Zoo member pricing for the event please log in with your member number located on the back of your Zoo membership card. If you have any questions regarding your membership number please email or call 402.475.6741 ext. 0
Members may only reserve tickets at the membership rate for family listed on their Zoo membership. Any additional tickets reserved outside of the family members listed on your membership must be purchased using the non-member ticket option. Please have photo ID and membership card ready for membership verification. All tickets reserved outside of your membership will be null and void.

Non-members
• All guests 2 and older require a ticket.
• Members of other zoos, such as Omaha Zoo, do not receive any discounts.

VIP Tickets

Be the first to enter the event during the 5:30pm and 5:45pm entry times.
Receive a Zoo Lights Powered by LES souvenir hot cocoa cup.
A holiday train ride.
All guests 2 and older require a ticket.
To receive Zoo member pricing for the event please log in with your member number located on the back of your Zoo membership card. If you have any questions regarding your membership number please email or call 402.475.6741 ext. 0
Members of other zoos, such as Omaha Zoo, do not receive any discounts.
Members may only reserve tickets at the membership rate for family listed on their Zoo membership. Any additional tickets reserved outside of the family members listed on your membership must be purchased using the non-member ticket option. Please have photo ID and membership card ready for membership verification. All tickets reserved outside of your membership will be null and void.

General Event Ticket Price
Lincoln Children's Zoo Member $10.95
Non-member $13.95
VIP Ticket 5:30 & 5:45 entry times Price
Lincoln Children's Zoo Member $19.95
Non-member $22.95

Health & Safety Procedures

Attendance & Capacity

• Timed-ticket entry allowing a limited number of guests through the gates every 15 minutes
• Group sizes are limited to 8 individuals
• Guests are asked to remain in their vehicles until their ticket time

PPE/Health

• Masks required of all attendees ages 5 and older
• All staff and volunteers required to wear masks and gloves
• All Zoo staff and volunteers will have their temperatures taken before the event each night

Sanitization & Safety

• Train sanitized between each ride
• Hand sanitizer stations throughout the Zoo
• Visual markers throughout the Zoo reminding guests to follow social distancing recommendations
• Physical barriers throughout the Zoo, creating a safe one-way traffic flow
• No cash will be accepted at the event, credit and debit cards only
• Guests over the age of 60 and anyone with an underlying health condition or any person at a higher risk from COVID-19 is encouraged to consult their physician regarding the safety of attending this event.
• If a guest feels sick before their reservation, we ask that they not visit the Zoo.
• An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting the Lincoln Children's Zoo you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19

Mask Specifications

All guests ages 5 and older are required to wear a cloth face mask at all times, while attending Zoo Lights Powered by LES.  Guests will not be admitted without a proper face covering. 

At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings. 

If you arrive at the event without a proper mask, you may purchase a disposable option. If you are unable to wear a cloth face covering, a medical grade face shield is an acceptable alternative.

If neither a mask nor face shield can be worn due to a medical issue, please email the Zoo at contact@lincolnzoo.org to learn about event alternatives.

Face covering guidelines (disposable or reusable) must:

  • Be made with at least 2 layers of breathable material
  • Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or loops and allow the wearer to remain hands-free

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect at Zoo Lights Powered by LES?
• Zoo Lights Powered by LES is full of holiday fun for all ages! There are lights throughout the Zoo, a 40 foot tall dancing tree, hot cocoa and s'mores stations, walk through light tunnels, holiday train rides and more!

What does timed ticket entry mean?
• Zoo Lights Powered by LES is a timed ticket entry event. This means when you purchase a ticket, you will select the time you wish to enter the Zoo. While you must enter during your selected window, you are not limited to an amount of time in the Zoo, your experience can take as long as you would like.

What's included with the VIP ticket?
•VIP tickets include a commemorative cocoa cup, commemorative 3D glasses, and a train ride.

What's included with the General Admission ticket?
• General admission includes entry to the event and commemorative 3D glasses. Other items can be purchased as add-ons.

Will Zoo Lights Powered by LES be open on Christmas?
•No, Zoo Lights Powered by LES will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Can I purchase add-ons to my general admission ticket?
•Yes, train tickets can be purchased as an add-on.

Who needs a ticket?
• Everyone two years and older will need a ticket to the event. Guests two and older who wish to ride the train will require a train ticket. Train tickets on membership accounts are not valid at special events.

Will there be North Pole Express this year?
• Zoo Lights Powered by LES replaced North Pole Express. This holiday experience allows us to serve a larger part of the community and expand the holiday fun.

Will Santa be at Zoo Lights Powered by LES?
• Unfortunately Santa is very busy this time of year at the North Pole. There will still be tons of holiday fun and memorable moments including holiday train rides, a 40 foot tall dancing tree, walk through light tunnel and more!

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