Lincoln Park Zoo

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November 27, 2015
The Lights Start Shining Tonight!

We're flipping the on switch for ZooLights Presented By ComEd​ and PowerShares QQQ at 4:25 p.m. today! Join us for an evening of free, spectacular fun.

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August 3, 2012
Growing the Gardens

William Hageman shares a look at Lincoln Park Zoo's gardens in the Chicago Tribune, highlighting quiet refuges and plans for the future.

August 3, 2012
Nature Boardwalk as Best Brush with Nature?

Time Out Chicago Kids has nominated Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo for Best Brush with Nature in their first Hipsqueak Awards. If your kids love spotting local wildlife at the zoo’s urban oasis, visit their site to give us a vote!

August 1, 2012
Sweet Home Chicago

Last week Lincoln Park Zoo’s animals were offered Chicago-style enrichment to celebrate the city’s 175th birthday. See how chimpanzees, gorillas, meerkats and more reacted to the skyline-sized fun. #WildWed

August 1, 2012
Experience Lincoln Park Zoo at Night!

Want to see what Lincoln Park Zoo is like after hours? A few families can still join us for our August 17 Evening Encounter, which will include a campfire, night hikes and stories from zoo experts.

July 30, 2012
Learning in the Lab

Students from Montana’s Northern Cheyenne Reservation came to Lincoln Park Zoo last week to observe zoo research firsthand. Here Rachel Santymire, Ph.D., director of the Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology, guides them through the lab where she non-invasively extracts hormone levels from animal fecal samples.

July 30, 2012
Party Animals

Our second Jammin' at the Zoo concert of the season on Friday, July 27, was a platinum hit.

July 28, 2012
Animal Athletes

As the world's top athletes compete in London, we thought we'd highlight some animals capable of their own amazing physical feats.

July 27, 2012
Solitary Wasps Making a Home at Nature Boardwalk

Coordinator of Wildlife Management Mason Fidino tracks down an ID for a new solitary wasp species spotted at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.

July 27, 2012
Garden of Eatin'

Marinated watermelon, cucumber and jicama skewers with chili and lime. Six-hour smoked brisket and pulled pork sandwiches on buttery brioche. Warm blueberry cobbler. Hungry yet?

These are just a few of the dishes we'll serve at our Wine & Wineflowers Garden Party Wednesday, August 1.

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