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.

Architecture for Apes
For 10 years Regenstein Center for African Apes has enabled cutting-edge care for gorillas and chimpanzees through innovative exhibit design. Two of the zoo’s primate experts describe how at our next Wine & Wildlife evening.

Thursday, November 13
Enjoy a Constructive Evening at Wine & Wildlife

Sleepover with the Animals at Lincoln Park Zoo  

Spend the Night at the Zoo!
Ever wondered what the zoo is like at night? Adults with children ages 5–12 can enjoy this unique experience by signing up for Sleepover with the Animals! Enjoy dinner and evening activitiies including a walkabout, then catch some z’s next to western lowland gorillas and chimpanzees!

Friday, November 14
Pack Your PJs for the Sleepover!

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.