Lincoln Children's Zoo is home to over 40 endangered animals including the Sumatran tiger and Matschie's tree kangaroo. Plus, feed a giraffe, watch a cheetah run, and meet fossa, ring-tailed lemurs, red pandas, meerkats & more.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
$25 feeds the penguins for 1 day.
$50 provides browse and habitat enrichment for animals.
$130 provides a Zoo membership to a low-income family through our CATZ program.
$200 provides one day worth of animal medical expenses including supplies and medications.
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
Children at the Zoo (CATZ) is the Lincoln Children’s Zoo’s largest community outreach program and an enduring symbol of community partnership. This program empowers at-risk children and their families to visit the Zoo, encouraging them to enjoy and connect to each other and the natural world around them. In 2021 the Zoo partnered with local human services agencies and schools to distribute 20,000 free admission passes, as well as 1,200 family memberships for low-income children and their families. The agencies that we work with serve a wide range of ethnicity, physical abilities, and ages. Tickets are made available to children and families who would normally not be able to visit the Zoo due to their financial circumstances. The program is simple in design. Nonprofit social service agencies and Title 1 schools apply for tickets and memberships on behalf of their clients and students, once their application is received, the Zoo fulfills their request for tickets and memberships. Our partner agencies and schools, in turn, dispense the tickets and memberships to their clients. Children and families can use those tickets and memberships to visit the Zoo year-round. Through partnerships with community organizations, the Lincoln Children’s Zoo is committed to creating opportunities for families to have firsthand experiences in the natural world, and with your help we can continue to provide this vital outreach.
1222 South 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502