We're Humbled. And We're Almost There.

We asked for a tall order and the response ended up being bigger than we imagined. We’ve been working hard on expanding your zoo to include more experiences, entertainment, education and fun. When we first announced our Love Your Zoo campaign, focused on raising funds for this expansion, we knew Lincoln loved us, but we didn’t realize how much! We’ve exceeded our initial goal and now we’re in position to complete the ten-year expansion project in 2 short years.

That’s why we’re asking for your help. We’re asking for your gift to the Love Your Zoo campaign to empower us get to the finish line.

Learn more about what this means to you, your family and friends and your community by viewing the videos below, checking out a specific expansion project, signing up for updates, following us on Facebook and sharing your gift of love with your Lincoln Children's Zoo. The animals will love you for it!


To donate to the Love Your Zoo Campaign and purchase a membership at the same time, please visit the Membership Page to complete your purchase.

Gift Packages

Splash of Love Pass $100 Gift One refillable Love Your Zoo water bottle to promote conservation efforts of the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
Staying on Track Pass $250 Gift A commemorative railroad spike celebrating the original ZO&O Railroad, two refillable Love Your Zoo water bottles and two passes to visit the Zoo in the new 2019 season on a day of your choice.
Sneak Peek Pass $500 Gift Get a sneak peek of the giraffes, tigers and spider monkeys before anyone else! *See details below.
Ride-Along Pass $1,000 Gift Invitation to a special donor event held prior to Grand Opening, plus a limited-edition commemorative section of the original ZO&O Railroad.**See details below.

*Sneak Peek Pass
Without a zoo membership, limited to you and four guests. With a zoo membership, bring all guests listed on your membership. Held two weeks prior to the expansion opening. Invitations will be sent out mid-March to schedule your day.
**Ride Along Pass
Offered while supplies last, limited quantities available.


Progress is happening every day. Follow our tracks by joining our monthly email list or follow us and stay on track with our progress...We're Almost There.




We've Reached New Heights. We're Almost There. 

Learn more about your new giraffes


We're Picking Up Speed. We're Almost There.

Learn more about your new tigers


We're Making Fun Bigger. We're Almost There.

Learn more about your new spider monkeys


We're Making a Big Splash. We're Almost There.

Learn more about your new playful stream