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.

Animal Enrichment Workshop at Lincoln Park Zoo

Make Piñatas for the Animals!
Take a whack at making piñatas, willow balls and wreaths packed with nutritious treats for the zoo’s animals in this all-ages workshop. Then watch the animals dig into your edible artwork!

Saturday, February 14
Sign Up for the Animal Enrichment Workshop


Presidents Day Zoo Camp
Kids in preK–fourth grade can spend their school holiday at the zoo learning all about primates through special activities and exciting animal encounters!

Monday, February 16
Register for Presidents Day Zoo Camp

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.