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Lincoln Children's Zoo

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1222 S 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68502-1832
+1 402-475-6741
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Lots of family fun

Havnt been for a long time but we went with a buddy and his little girl and i was amazed at the new... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lincoln, Nebraska
Always fun! Too easy to get LOST!

This is a sweet little zoo. The animals seem well cared for. The new parking lot is great! They... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
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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!. Over 40 of our animals are endangered, including the Humboldt Penguin, Amur leopard and Matschie's tree kangaroo. Featuring interactive Zoofari stations with Larry the Cable Guy, up-close animal encounters and the historic ZO&O Railroad, the Zoo is the perfect destination for the entire family. Lincoln Children's Zoo's mission is "to enrich lives through firsthand interaction with living things."
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (33 reviews)
“small children” (20 reviews)
“pony rides” (13 reviews)
1222 S 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68502-1832
+1 402-475-6741
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Reviewed yesterday

Havnt been for a long time but we went with a buddy and his little girl and i was amazed at the new attractions and how much it has approved since i was a kid. Lots of fun

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a sweet little zoo. The animals seem well cared for. The new parking lot is great! They really need good signs posted everywhere though. Too easy to get LOST, and the paths are NOT well designated. They need to hand out maps when...More

Thank Meligirl
Reviewed 2 October 2017

To be honest this isn't the greatest zoo in the world. That being said our family does have a membership and we do go at least once a month. The kids love to ride on the train and there is lots of room for them...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly suprised by this zoo. It is not overly big, but there is much to see and do. We watched the animal show which featured a skunk and when it was over my kids got to pet it and yheybreally enjoyed this. We...More

Thank DJ605
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Have 3yr and 16 month old. They loved it. Rode pony, fed the goats, rode the train, and say lots of interactive animals.

Thank crc4105
Reviewed 8 September 2017

It has an ideal area for walking with small child who have taken advantage of the day without excessive fatigue. In addition some adolescent monitors help in the approach and experience with some animals.

Thank 218clebers
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This is a terrific zoo, period. We've visited a number zoos including, San Diego, St. Louis, Columbus and this one is just as enjoyable. Although significantly smaller and a bit more focused on interacting with children, it had some exhibits we had not seen at...More

Thank David U
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Visited with the kids twice on our last visit to Lincoln, everyone is so friendly and prices are affordable.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The zoo is small, but jest the right size for a kid. Lots for them to do-- see the animals, climb on exhibits, catch a butterfly in the butterfly hall, ride a horse, watch the animal shows.

Thank Milpitas_traveller
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I have visited the Lincoln Children's Zoo many times when my children and my grandchildren were growing up. What a great zoo! Great animal displays, always clean and very comfortable walking around seeing the exhibits. And you don't want to miss riding the train, always...More

Thank aheathbar
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