Birthday Parties

The wildest birthday party location is Lincoln Children's Zoo!

Have a wild birthday and celebrate at the Zoo! Create the perfect party for the animal lover in your life by gathering your friends and family at the Zoo for gifts, food and fun! Make lasting memories with options for unlimited train rides and critter encounters.

Choosing the Zoo for your birthday party supports the care of our animals, education and conservation projects and helps preserve species for generations.

All birthday parties are scheduled at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. To reserve your birthday party or for questions, please email bwhitmore@lincolnzoo.org or call 402.475.6741 ext. 0.

Rainforest Room or Crooked House

Basic Party | $225 Ultimate Party | $275
Admission for the entire day (included for up to 20 guests. Additional guests are $12.50 per person.) Admission for the entire day (included for up to 20 guests. Additional guests are $15.50 per person.)
1 hr. party in the Rainforest Room or Crooked House 1 hr. party in the Rainforest Room or Crooked House
Zoo welcome sign for birthday child Zoo welcome sign for birthday child
Zoo wagon to transport gifts Zoo wagon to transport gifts

Unlimited train rides for the day

A critter visit of your choice and chat presented by our Critter Encounter specialists

Special birthday present from the Zoo

Two pitchers of soda, lemonade or fruit punch

Ice-cream sundae bar

Birthday Party FAQ

Party Rooms and Times
Scheduling a party at the Zoo provides admission to the Zoo for the entire day. Parties are held for 1 hour in a designated air conditioned space or the historic Crooked House. To schedule a party, contact the Zoo Monday though Friday by calling 402.475.6741 or email bwhitmore@lincolnzoo.org.

What the Zoo Provides
Let us do the set-up and the clean-up. The tableware - tablecloth, napkins, spoons, and cups will be provided and items as listed for chosen party package. If bringing your own cake, you must bring your own forks and plates. However, those items may be purchased from Safari Cafe if needed.

Food
No outside food, except cake, is allowed for birthday parties. Options from Safari Cafe or Cafe 65 are available. Call in advance for options and prices.

How to Reserve a Party
A $50 non-refundable deposit is needed to secure your date, time and room. The remaining balance is due at the time of entry into the Zoo on your party day. Parties must be cancelled 24 hours in advance for deposit to be used toward a rescheduled party time. Party spots fill quickly, so make your reservations today by calling 402.475.6741, or bwhitmore@lincolnzoo.org">email questions to our guest relations department.

Weather
Weather conditions normally do not affect Zoo operations. The train may not operate when lightning occurs.

Note: For the safety of our animals, balloons or piƱatas are not allowed. Candles are allowed under staff supervision.


  • Visitors in 2019
    Visitors in 2019

    345,915

  • CAMPERS IN 2019
    CAMPERS IN 2019

    2,140

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400