We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lincoln Children's Zoo

Features Animals
1222 S 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68502-1832
+1 402-475-6741
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Afternoon at the zoo

I love the Lincoln Zoo. It is perfect for families with children, especially young children. People... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
HuskerFAN05
,
Omaha, Nebraska
via mobile
Children's Zoo

My wife and I always brought the kids here when they were younger. I still enjoy going back now... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GLNun69
,
Lincoln, Nebraska
Read all 284 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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%
Travellers talk about
“train ride” (31 reviews)
“small children” (20 reviews)
“pony rides” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
1222 S 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68502-1832
CONTACT
Website
+1 402-475-6741
Write a ReviewReviews (284)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"train ride"
in 31 reviews
"small children"
in 20 reviews
"pony rides"
in 13 reviews
"butterfly house"
in 8 reviews
"great animals"
in 5 reviews
"perfect size"
in 9 reviews
"red panda"
in 3 reviews
"penguin feeding"
in 3 reviews
"small train"
in 3 reviews
"growing up"
in 3 reviews
"great learning"
in 3 reviews
"exotic animals"
in 3 reviews
"kids love"
in 10 reviews
"special events"
in 4 reviews
"great for kids"
in 6 reviews
"all ages"
in 12 reviews
"couple hours"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 283 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Lincoln Zoo. It is perfect for families with children, especially young children. People often forget about with the Omaha Zoo being so close. What I love about the zoo is it isn't an all day excursion. I love an hour from Lincoln...More

Thank HuskerFAN05
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I always brought the kids here when they were younger. I still enjoy going back now that they have grown. with the upcoming expansion, I can't wait until its complete to see what has changed.

Thank GLNun69
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a small childrens' zoo with a lot of new construction. I would be interested in a visit after the construction is complete. The current zoo is clean and organized around many playgrounds and children's activities. Made me wish I was a child again!!!

Thank Dick R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I have gone to the Lincoln's Children Zoo since before it was a zoo. I have seen things added and removed over time. I wish they did not tear down the little town. I had a couple of police relatives that donated to the small...More

Thank Richard W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 January 2018

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

Thank zacharysaunders44
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 61 hotels in Lincoln
TownHouse Extended Stay
42 reviews
1.71 km away
The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
409 reviews
2.09 km away
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln
929 reviews
2.62 km away
Graduate Lincoln
424 reviews
2.73 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Grateful Bread
22 reviews
1.27 km away
Valentino's
24 reviews
1.50 km away
Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso
8 reviews
1.60 km away
M & N Sandwich Shop
11 reviews
.71 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sunken Gardens
565 reviews
.44 km away
Antelope Park
40 reviews
1.60 km away
Veterans Memorial Garden
10 reviews
.59 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lincoln Children's Zoo staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit