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Learn in a Living Classroom with Zoo Programs

Pre-registration is required for all zoo programs. Registration closes three days prior to each program. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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All Zoo Programs

Ongoing
Zoo Explorers
Serving students from kindergarten–fifth grade, this facilitated field trip program introduces students to data-collection methods used by zoo scientists!
Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24
Parent & Toddler Yoga at the Zoo
Practice fun animal yoga poses with your little one during a special 4-class session in April at Regenstein Center for African Apes—all in the presence of the zoo’s chimpanzees and western lowland gorillas! For children ages 2–5 and an adult.
Thursday, April 24
Wine and Wildlife: Prairie Pioneers
Sip wine at this special after-hours event while field biologists and an animal care expert share their inspiring work involving the reintroduction of rare prairie-dwelling species in Illinois.
Monday–Friday, April 21–25
Spring Break Camp (canceled)
Join us on a spring break safari to Africa! PreK–fourth graders will discover the ins and outs of habitats across Africa and get to know more about the critters that call these environs home.
Friday, April 25
Teen Summer Internships Application Deadline
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!
Saturday, April 26
Morning Safari: Designing Nature—Success at Nature Boardwalk
Join us to stroll around Nature Boardwalk and hear more about the success of this one-of-a-kind zoo exhibit from a zoo horticulturist and a scientist from the zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute.
Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22
LEAP: Learn, Explore and Play (Sold out!)
Connect with the natural world by building, drawing, making music and more in this four-class session for children ages 2–3 and an adult at the Farm-in-the-Zoo.
Friday, May 9
Sleep Under the Skyscrapers: Indoor Overnight
Interested in sleeping among Lincoln Park Zoo’s amazing animals? Grab your nighttime gear and join us for an indoor overnight adventure for families and groups with children ages 5–12!
Saturday, May 10
Second Saturdays Garden Tours
Join Lincoln Park Zoo’s horticulturists for a look at how they keep the zoo gardens beautiful. New plants and areas will be highlighted each month as they blossom with the seasons.
Wednesday, May 28
Twilight Safari
Explore the zoo after-hours during this walk on the wild side! Join a zoo horticulturist and an animal expert on a leisurely stroll through the zoo at twilight.
Saturday, June 14
Second Saturdays Garden Tours
Join Lincoln Park Zoo’s horticulturists for a look at how they keep the zoo gardens beautiful. New plants and areas will be highlighted each month as they blossom with the seasons.
Saturday, June 14
Sleep Under the Skyscrapers: Outdoor Campout
Interested in seeing Lincoln Park Zoo’s amazing animals after hours? Join us for an evening encounter or overnight campout for families and children ages 5–12!
Wednesday, June 25
Twilight Safari
Explore the zoo after-hours during this walk on the wild side! Join a zoo horticulturist and an animal expert on a leisurely stroll through the zoo at twilight.
Saturday, July 5
Sleep Under the Skyscrapers: Outdoor Campout
Interested in seeing Lincoln Park Zoo’s amazing animals after hours? Join us for an evening encounter or overnight campout for families and children ages 5–12!
Saturday, July 12
Second Saturdays Garden Tours
Join Lincoln Park Zoo’s horticulturists for a look at how they keep the zoo gardens beautiful. New plants and areas will be highlighted each month as they blossom with the seasons.
Friday, July 18
Sleep Under the Skyscrapers: Outdoor Campout
Interested in seeing Lincoln Park Zoo’s amazing animals after hours? Join us for an evening encounter or overnight campout for families and children ages 5–12!
Wednesday, July 23
Twilight Safari
Explore the zoo after-hours during this walk on the wild side! Join a zoo horticulturist and an animal expert on a leisurely stroll through the zoo at twilight.
Saturday, August 9
Second Saturdays Garden Tours
Join Lincoln Park Zoo’s horticulturists for a look at how they keep the zoo gardens beautiful. New plants and areas will be highlighted each month as they blossom with the seasons.
Saturday, August 9
Sleep Under the Skyscrapers: Outdoor Campout
Interested in seeing Lincoln Park Zoo’s amazing animals after hours? Join us for an evening encounter or overnight campout for families and children ages 5–12!
Friday, August 15
Sleep Under the Skyscrapers: Outdoor Campout
Interested in seeing Lincoln Park Zoo’s amazing animals after hours? Join us for an evening encounter or overnight campout for families and children ages 5–12!
Wednesday, August 28
Twilight Safari
Explore the zoo after-hours during this walk on the wild side! Join a zoo horticulturist and an animal expert on a leisurely stroll through the zoo at twilight.
Saturday, September 13
Second Saturdays Garden Tours
Join Lincoln Park Zoo’s horticulturists for a look at how they keep the zoo gardens beautiful. New plants and areas will be highlighted each month as they blossom with the seasons.
Wednesday, September 24
Twilight Safari
Explore the zoo after-hours during this walk on the wild side! Join a zoo horticulturist and an animal expert on a leisurely stroll through the zoo at twilight.

Questions? Call 312-742-2056 or email educationprograms@lpzoo.org.