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.

Smooth green snake release in northern Illinois by Lincoln Park Zoo field biologists

Wine & Wildlife: Prairie Pioneers
Enjoy a glass of wine while learning how wildlife experts from Lincoln Park Zoo, Lake County Forest Preserve District and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are helping smooth green snakes, ornate box turtles and meadow jumping mice populations recover in northern Illinois.

Thursday, April 24
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Teen interns at Lincoln Park Zoo  

Teen Opportunities
Lincoln Park Zoo offers summer internship and job shadowing programs geared specifically to teens. Work along zoo scientists, teach visitors about animals or experience a zoo career!

Application deadline: Friday, April 25
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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.