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.

Chill Out at the Zoo at Winter Break Camp
Animal lovers in preK–fourth grade can explore animal diversity and environmental conservation through fun group activities at the zoo during their winter holiday break from school!

Monday, December 29, Tuesday, December 30, Wednesday, December 31 or Friday, January 2
Register for the Zoo’s Winter Break Camp!


Family Polar Parties
Families with kids of all ages will learn through crafts and games how animals from pole to pole survive and thrive in cold-weather climates. This seasonal program takes place before ZooLights Presented by ComEd and PNC opens at night, so double your holiday fun!

Sundays, December 21 and 28
Join the Family Polar Party!

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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The Career Explorers share the day's experiences at Regenstein African Journey.

Not Just a Summer Job
President and CEO Kevin Bell shares how high school students learned on the job with our Career Explorers program.
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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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Today at the Zoo
A variety of daily activities.

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Your support ensures top-notch habitats for animals throughout the Lincoln Park Zoo. Give today to make a difference.