Zoos & Aquariums

Indoor & Outdoor Nature Play

Lincoln Children's Zoo

Zoo Exhibit Theming By Roto For Lincoln Childrens Zoo

After successfully delivering a visitor experience plan and developing concept visuals to build community support and drive fundraising, LCZ reengaged Roto’s services to design and build two of the concepts established by Roto’s master plan.  The bespoke elephant climber and nature play experiences add charm and genuine human connection to the usual animal exhibit encounter.


  • Original sculptural concept
  • Design development
  • Site coordination and engineering
  • Play safety analysis
  • Turnkey fabrication
  • On-site installation
Childrens Zoo Design By Master Planning Firm Roto
Lincoln Childrens Zoo Exhibit Theming By Zoo Exhibit Designers Roto
Lincoln Zoo Elephant Climber With Slide By Experiential Designers Roto
Lincoln Childrens Zoo The Secret Jungle Indoor Play

The outdoor play experience -- Ellie the Elephant, a 40’ tall sculptural icon -- invites kids to climb and explore, peer out over the giraffe yard from her oversized eyes and slide down from her 25’ twisty trunk playground slide. The Secret Jungle, an indoor playground, simulates an interactive jungle-like environment where kids can climb all the way up a 24’ high climber with live monkeys then make their way down the longest tornado slide in Lincoln.   

Childrens Zoo Theming Design By Experience Designers Roto
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