ZOOBILEE Celebrating 50 years of Lincoln Children's Zoo 

Date: 8.8.2015
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Place: Pinnacle Bank Arena
Tickets are not needed for entry

See below for a schedule of the day's event.

Celebrate 50 years of Lincoln Children's Zoo with Zoobilee a free community event at Pinnacle Bank Arena on August 8. The event will feature Larry the Cable Guy, The Okee Dokee Brothers, Recess Monkey and other world class entertainment, plus visits from your favorite Zoo animal friends. 

Larry the Cable Guy
The Okee Dokee Brothers
Recess Monkey
And More!

“Lincoln Children’s Zoo has been celebrating community for 50 years,” said President and CEO, John Chapo. “We were founded entirely by the citizens of Lincoln in 1965 and have since grown to serve millions upon millions through the generosity of our community. That is why it is so important for us to say thank you to our community during our 50 year celebration by sharing this amazing event with them.” 

Lincoln Community Foundation is assisting in funding this event. "We wanted to give a gift to the people of the community in celebration of the Lincoln Community Foundation's 60th anniversary," Barbara Bartle of the Lincoln Community Foundation said.  

Zoobilee is made possible through a partnership with the Git-R-Done Foundation.


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9 a.m. Doors Open
10 a.m. Music by Recess Monkey
11 a.m. Zoofari LIVE! with Larry the Cable Guy
12:15 p.m. Music by Okee Dokee Brothers
1:00 p.m. Birds of Prey
1:45-2:00 p.m. Intermission
2:00 p.m. Music by Recess Monkey
3:00 p.m. Zoofari LIVE! with Larry the Cable Guy
4:15 p.m. Music by Okee Dokee Brothers
5:00 p.m. Birds of Prey


·   Bands will sign autographs throughout the day on the main concourse
·   Event is free, open to the public and tickets are not required
·   Seating is general admission and first come first serve

·   Doors open at 9 a.m.
·   Larry the Cable Guy will host the event with Zoo President/CEO John Chapo
·   The Birds of Prey show consists of multiple birds
·   Concessions will be open
·   All Park & Go lots and garages are open with $5 event parking. More Information 
·   Festival lot located between the arena and Haymarket Park is free
·   A Kids Zone will be located on the North Concourse
Outside food or beverages of any kind (alcoholic beverages included) 
may not be brought into the Pinnacle Bank Arena.
·   For most events, at the request of the artists and/or leagues, cameras with 
    professional or detachable lenses are not allowed. Audio and video recording 
    is also not allowed. Point and shoot cameras are generally allowed. Camera 
    policies are subject to change and will vary by event.
·   A Zoo gift shop will be open in the main lobby – all proceeds benefit the Zoo!

Please visit the Pinnacle Bank Arena website for more information.


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