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Lincoln Children's Zoo, Lincoln

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The Lincoln Children's Zoo is a children's zoo located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Designed specifically for children to experience interactive, up-close encounters with all of the zoo's animals, Lincoln Children's Zoo has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
With nearly 200,000 visitors each year, Lincoln Children's Zoo is the third most attended arts and science attraction in Nebraska. The Lincoln Children's Zoo is a privately funded, 10-acre zoo and is the largest attended zoo per acre in the United States. The zoo is open year round as of March 2019. Currently, the zoo is home to over 400 animals and over 40 endangered animals, including the Sumatran tiger and Matschie's tree-kangaroo.

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Lincoln Children's Zoo reviews

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  • We went to the Zoo lights. It was magnificent! One of the best light displays I have ever seen. It was also wheel chair and stroller friendly. They have a superb sounds system with them lights... 
    We went to the Zoo lights. It was magnificent! One of the best light displays I have ever seen. It was also wheel chair and stroller friendly. They have a superb sounds system with them lights...  more »
  • Great place to visit and spend a few hours with the family. We stop every chance that we get and always enjoyable. 
    Great place to visit and spend a few hours with the family. We stop every chance that we get and always enjoyable.  more »
  • Took son,wife and 2 sons along with my wife. Beautiful day and a really nice zoo for children. Easy to walk and grandson loved feeding the giraffes. Have a train ride and also horseback rides... 
    Took son,wife and 2 sons along with my wife. Beautiful day and a really nice zoo for children. Easy to walk and grandson loved feeding the giraffes. Have a train ride and also horseback rides...  more »
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  • What a fun experience! The giraffe exhibit is amazing! So fun to watch and feed them! With their long tongues sticking out! Also the play area with the monkeys...so fun! We could have stayed in there for hours!! They have really done a great job revamping! Love it!
  • A smaller zoo than Omaha, which was a good thing in my opinion. Plenty of exhibits and gorgeous animals to see. My daughter had a great time! We will go again when it gets warmer. The zoo's new baby giraffe was on exhibit in the giraffe barn, and oh so beautiful!
  • Affordable family fun that’s also educational! There are a lot of different types of animals with displays that are informative but also simple enough for kids. The train is always a good time, and there are many playgrounds around. Cool off in the water near the giraffes. Get a tasty snack. Free parking is a nice bonus. Go check it out!
  • The Lincoln Children's Zoo is an incredibly well thought out and designed place. While not as massive as the Omaha or San Diego zoos, Lincoln's zoo has just about every species we wanted to see. We were impressed by the variety of animals, well marked loops, informative yet concise signage for each animal, and gobs of playgrounds for kids and matching benches for adults. Mynpersonal favorite was the air conditioned indoor playground next to the spider monkeys.
  • Love the new additions! The Secret Jungle was a perfect place to sit back enjoy the Mill coffee served next door, watch the kids enjoy the air conditioned indoor playground where you can see spider monkeys! Everyone had a blast!

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