Meaningful Experiences Boost Animal Education

In educating visitors about animals, we create multiple opportunities for visitors of all ages and backgrounds to have meaningful experiences at the zoo. We invite you to feel connected, committed and curious in our wild classroom.

Winter Break Camp
PreK–fourth graders can explore the fascinating world of animal locomotion at the zoo during their holiday break! Sessions are selling out fast, so register soon!

Monday–Thursday, December 28–31
Register for Winter Break Camp


LEAP: Learn, Explore and Play
Children ages 2–3 with an adult can connect with nature in a sensory-rich play space inside a zoo animal house! Our Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday winter series are now open for registration.

January 13–March 12 (select dates)
Register for a LEAP Winter Series

Sign Up for a Facilitated Field Trip 
Teachers—make the most of your class visit with a Zoo Explorers facilitated field trip! Kindgergarteners-fifth graders will learn under the guidance of a trained zoo educator.
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  Plan a Field Trip
Lincoln Park Zoo is a great destination for a school field trip
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Lincoln Park Zoo’s Partners in Fieldwork program was awarded Top Honors in Education at the 2015 Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference.

Leaders in Learning
The Partners in Fieldwork program won Top Honors in Education at the 2015 AZA Conference!
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President and CEO Kevin Bell introduces Vice President of Education and Community Engagement Dana Murphy.

Head of the Class
Introducing Vice President of Education and Community Engagement Dana Murphy.
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Educator's Resources
ZooTracks now available at Gateway Pavilion on the day of your visit as well as online.
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Your support ensures top-notch habitats for animals throughout the Lincoln Park Zoo. Give today to make a difference.


Today at the Zoo
A variety of daily activities.

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