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May 22, 2015
Stretch into Summer

Feel like stretching into summer with Yoga at the Zoo Presented by Walgreens? Sessions start Wednesday, June 3—pick up a season pass today!

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September 29, 2011
Great Apes, Great Books

On Monday, a group of librarians from Chicago Public Libraries gathered at Lincoln Park Zoo's Regenstein Center for African Apes to witness the chimpanzees and gorillas interact with piñata “books” such as “Gorillas in the Mist” and “The Origin of Species.” This special event was the beginning of partnership with Chicago Public Libraries that will include the installation of zoo-related mini-exhibits at libraries in Pilsen, Little Village, Bronzeville, Hyde Park and Woodlawn.

September 28, 2011
Northern Map Turtle
September 28, 2011
Pathway to Primatology Mini Workshop

Visit the Lincoln Park Apple Store at 3 p.m. on October 2 to learn how Lincoln Park Zoo uses Apple technology to research great ape behavior. Afterward, try your own hand at observing and documenting animal behavior—just like a zoo researcher!

You can also experience ape-behavioral research firsthand with Pathway to Primatology at Regenstein Center for African Apes on November 5!

September 28, 2011
Urban Wildlife Biologists

Third–fourth graders survey the pond at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo during last Saturday’s Urban Wildlife Biologists program.

The budding scientists found everything from dragonfly nymphs to gilled snails, highlighting the health of this aquatic ecosystem. Click here to see more upcoming youth programs!

September 27, 2011
Educator Open House, Rain or Shine

Don’t let a little rain keep you away from tonight’s Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo! In addition to appetizers, field trip demonstrations and free curriculum materials, there will be valet parking and plenty of indoor activities.

September 26, 2011
Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo

Join us tomorrow for a free Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo! Enjoy appetizers and wine as you explore the zoo after hours, try out different field trip activities, learn about our newest online resource and take home free copies of the latest curriculum materials.

September 24, 2011
Celebrating Seniors—Black Bear

You might not think you have anything in common with a black bear, but give it time. Like many of us who are lucky enough to reach our golden years, the black bear known as Papa who resides at the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo suffers from a touch of arthritis. He moves more slowly these days. He doesn’t skip his afternoon nap.

Papa was born in 1987 and came to Chicago when the Children’s Zoo opened in 2005.

September 23, 2011
New Arrivals Update
September 22, 2011
Zoo Safari Tours

Safari and Zoologist-level members and above are invited to Zoo Safari Tours, an exciting new series of free, guided tours of the zoo. We've got tours for adults such as All About Primates, when we'll explore the differences between monkeys and apes. We've got tours for families, such as Bedtime for All, when we'll learn how different species get ready to snooze. Spots for this weekend's tours filled up quickly, but spots are still available for the October-December tours. Go here to learn more.

September 22, 2011
Change at Kovler Penguin-Seabird House

We will soon be closing the Kovler Penguin-Seabird House. Learn more at the link and stay tuned for our next great exhibit. You’ll be first to know!

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