About the Zoo:

The Nebraska Wildlife Encounter-Zoozeum is a children’s natural history museum that features several interactive animals and activities.



We offer crafts and projects for more interactive fun!

Birthday Parties: 

We know that birthday parties are a special occasion, we offer guided tours, and the Nala cafe is reserved for all birthday parties! Birthday Parties are $100 and $90 for Members.


Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Closed Sunday and Monday



$5 per person 

$100 for a family membership

$50 for a babysitter special. (Valid thru the Summer Break, Expires on the fist day of school at Kearney Public)

Come Meet the animals native to Nebraska!

Nebraska Wildlife Enounter – Zoozuem is a wonderful place for young and old to learn about the wildlife that is native to Nebraska. We have several varieties of animals including snakes, lizards, birds, ferrets, and turtles that are often found in Nebraska. Our staff is well educated in caring for our animals and we strive to ensure that everyone learns from the experience! We love to assist everyone in this great adventure complete with areas to play and the opportunity to sit and listen to a great presentation on the animals we have and how we came to be their care givers! We are conviently located in downtown Kearney, NE! 

Stop by and enjoy the experience today! Check out the Nala Cafe and stick around to enjoy making a great craft to take home!



If you have the animal lover in your life, a membership is a great way to ensure you can visit time and time again! Memberships include the following features:

  • Unlimited visits for the family!
  • Opportunities to create some amazing, one of a kind memories
  • watch our animals grow and see new additions!

Birthday Parties

What kid doesn’t want to have their birthday party in a new spot with great activities and new experiences? Our birthday party package include the following features:

  • Guided tours
  • reservations in the Nala Cafe
  • Exciting new experience that will be sure to create some amazing memories! 

Babysitter Pass

We all know the challenge for keeping kids entertained during the summer! Here is a great opportunity to ensure that your kids have a great time and find something new to do!!

Babysitter passes are good from the beginning of summer break thru the first day of school at Kearney Public School.

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