Hours & Admission

Zoo Hours

The Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Zoo will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

The historic portion of the Zoo will be closed October 23 - November 1 in preparation for Boo at the Zoo.

The Zoo will close at 3 p.m. October 26 - 30 for Boo at the Zoo.

For upcoming events click here.

For information about education programs click here.

Admission & Ride Prices

Admission Tickets Ages Price
Zoo Members All Ages FREE
See Membership Options
Adults 13 - 61 $13.95
Children 2 - 12 $11.95
Seniors 62 and over $11.95
Children 1 & Under

Lincoln Children's Zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Members of other zoos accredited by AZA such as Omaha, Kansas City or Des Moines may receive a discount on admission. To view reciprocal pricing, see here.

Ride Tickets Price
NEW! 2 Giraffe Feed Bundles $5
Individual Train Ride
Children 1 & Under Ride FREE
10 Train Rides
Individual Horse Ride $5
10 Punch Horse Ride Pass
Rental Items Price
Stroller/Wagon $5
Wheelchair (quantities limited) $5

Field Trips and Group Admission Prices

Bring your group of 12 or more to the Zoo for a day full of exploration, learning, and fun. Reserve your date below. There is no fee to reserve a date. Payment is due day of the field trip.

Zoo Gift Cards

Zoo Gift Cards can be purchased for admission, memberships, Zoo Camps, train rides and more! Gift cards may be purchased by calling 402.475.6741 ext. 0 or at the Zoo's gift shop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Zoo have a cafe?
The Safari Cafe is open daily and offers a variety of meals and snacks. Choose from signature grilled items, gourmet sandwiches or breaded chicken strips and grab a delicious ice cream cone for dessert! Some gluten friendly options available.

Is outside food and beverage allowed in the Zoo?
Guests are allowed to bring food items such as snacks or foods that do not require heating. Coolers must be smaller than a personal handbag. Coolers larger than personal handbags are not allowed.

Are there opportunities to feed the animals?
Food for certain animals can be purchased. Please do not feed any animal "people food."

Can strollers be rented?
Strollers are available to rent for $5.

Are wheelchairs available?
Wheelchairs are available to rent for $5.

What times are train and horse rides?
Train and horse rides are available anytime the Zoo is open.
(Severe weather or maintenance may delay or cancel rides)

Contact Information

The Lincoln Children's Zoo is located at:
1222 South 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502

Call: 402.475.6741


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