A New Zoo Experience Now Open

A Zoo Like No Other in the World
It's time to feed a giraffe, roar with a tiger and climb with a spider monkey! The Zoo's largest expansion is opened May 10, 2019. The new addition to Lincoln Children's Zoo features world-class animal habitats combined with guest experiences found at no other zoo in the world.  Phase two of the expansion opened to the public on June 6, 2020 with cheetahs and giant anteaters habitats and Ellie the Elephant, a 25 foot tall play structure!

Centered Around Conservation
Every inch of every animal habitat was designed with conservation and animal welfare as the top priority. The Zoo team visited facilities across the nation and researched the best animal conservation methods across the globe. Our Director of Medicine and Conservation Projects worked directly with the design and build teams on every aspect of the animal habitats. 

A Community that Loves Their Zoo
Through unprecedented community support, the Love Your Zoo campaign has raised over $23 million to fund the project. 

Become a Member
Get unlimited, year-round admission for one low price by becoming a member today. Your membership fees help the Zoo continue to support animal conservation and firsthand experiences with nature for children. 


  • Visitors in 2019
    Visitors in 2019

    345,915

  • CAMPERS IN 2019
    CAMPERS IN 2019

    2,140

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400