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.

Sleepover with the Animals at Lincoln Park Zoo

Sleepover with the Animals
Interested in sleeping among Lincoln Park Zoo’s amazing animals? Grab your nighttime gear and join us for an indoor overnight adventure!

Saturday–Sunday, October 17–18
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Evening Sculpture Stroll
Enjoy a guided tour of Nature in Motion: Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo at night! This tour will be attended by Paul Russell, Luke Russell and Terry Karpowicz, three of the artists whose work is included in the exhibition.

Wednesday, October 14
Join the Evening Sculpture Stroll

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.

See the schedule