Lincoln Park Zoo

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September 3, 2015
Post from the President--Head of the Class

Lincoln Park Zoo's living classroom has a new educator in chief! President and CEO Kevin Bell introduces Vice President of Education and Community Engagement Dana Murphy, who aims to share the wonders of wildlife with all of Chicago.

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October 11, 2012
A Free Look at Fall Colors

Fall foliage is adding vibrant reds and yellows to the zoo's gardens. Get a free look at the season's changes this Saturday with the final garden tour of 2012.

See the Details on the Second Saturday Garden Tour

October 11, 2012
Bat Attitude

Our Halloween ADOPT package features the zoo’s Egyptian fruit bat, which—like your favorite little trick-or-treaters—favors sweet eats. It might be appropriate to hang the certificate in this ADOPT package upside-down on your gift recipient’s wall.

October 10, 2012
Dynamic Duet Visits Zoo

Two Chicago luminaries recently dropped by the zoo for a visit: legendary jazz musician Ramsey Lewis and philanthropist Marion Simon.


Jan and Ramsey Lewis with Marion Simon (center) at Regenstein Center for African Apes.

Both have given back to the community for decades.

October 9, 2012
Harvest Days Crops Up this Weekend!

Join us this weekend, October 13 and 14, for our annual Harvest Days festival at the Farm-in-the-Zoo! Watching your kids decorate pumpkins in our patch is one game of squash you won’t want to miss. The free fun for all ages also includes music, fun food, animal encounters and other seasonal activities.

October 5, 2012
Photo of the Week: October 5

Our Photo of the Week: New African lion Sahar stares out from his perch at the Kovler Lion House.

October 5, 2012
What Goes Into Every Exhibit?

Meerkats, monkeys, Mexican beaded lizards—each have their own unique needs for space and shelter. In October, third and fourth graders can get an inside look at the balancing act of exhibit design with How Do You Zoo?

October 4, 2012
Post from the President—Revisiting the Wild

President and CEO Kevin Bell shares a new hatch for a species that's nearly extinct in the wild--and some fun photos from his field conservation work in Bali in the early 1990s.

October 4, 2012
Sharing a Love of Reading

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley came to the Farmhouse today for a free reading and giveaway of the children’s book, "Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad." The reading was part of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record program to celebrate literacy.

October 3, 2012
Help the Zoo Research Local Wildlife

Our Urban Wildlife Institute staff utilizes a variety of equipment to monitor local wildlife—from radio transmitters for smooth green snakes to spotting scopes for birds and turtles at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. You can help the team’s scientists research local ecosystems and human-wildlife interaction by chipping in for urban-safari essentials on our current Wish List.

October 2, 2012
Reaching Out to Teachers

Last week 283 educators stopped by after hours to learn how to harness Lincoln Park Zoo in the classroom.

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