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Lincoln Children's Zoo

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Family Fun!

It's never too crowded and has a ton of animals! My boys love how close the animals are and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christina D
A fun place in December but we want to see it in the spring

The Christmas Train to see Santa was really nice. This is a pretty small zoo, but had some nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kansas City, Missouri
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride”(36 reviews)
“pony rides”(15 reviews)
“butterfly house”(11 reviews)
Lincoln Children's Zoo is rated among the best zoos for children by Parent Magazine and is home to over 400 animals, including the world's smallest monkeys (pygmy marmosets), ring-tailed lemurs, dromedary camels, red pandas, meerkats, and more...more
1222 S 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68502-1832
+1 402-475-6741
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's never too crowded and has a ton of animals! My boys love how close the animals are and the information shed where there are always animals to pet.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Christina D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Christmas Train to see Santa was really nice. This is a pretty small zoo, but had some nice exhibits. There were some animals to see outside (we went on a very mild December day) and the building with snakes, water dragons, etc was very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheGoodLife7
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The children's zoo is a fun time for all ages. It's very educational and just the right size for a nice afternoon. There is ample shade. So if the weather is on the warm side, it's easy to take a break.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mustangrun1
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Although this zoo is not huge compared to others, like the Omaha Zoo, it is a great size for young children. My wife and I have taken our kids there since they were in a stroller. To fully experience everything, allow for about 2 hours,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eddyr226
Reviewed 11 November 2018

This is a great Zoo right in the heart of Lincoln. Not nearly as huge as the Omaha Zoo, which is really nice if you aren't looking to spend an entire day walking long distances. Also much less expensive! The Children's Zoo has a lot...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Valerie M
Reviewed 1 November 2018

2019 will be a big year for this zoo with all it's new additions. I look forward to getting my memberships for my family.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank RON G
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The zoo was very family-friendly, and the train was the highlight of the visit. There are great areas to view the animals, and the walking through the zoo was easy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Werner B
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I loved to take my grandkids to this zoo and they also loved it. They played to discover animals in the open spaces, watch and try to interact with them. It's a lovable place

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank psacevedom
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We took our children and now take our grandchildren to this gem of a children’s zoo. There is a great variety of animals for kids to view and interact with. The Zoo has a great staff who help make the experience special for the kids....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mikerK1570ZE
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

This is a great zoo for all ages. The butterfly house, camel feeding and pony rides make it quite special.

Date of experience: August 2018
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