Programs

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

Wednesdays and Fridays
Sing Along with Neeleo
Sing Along with Neeleo delights young audiences with silly songs and tall tales every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 and 10 a.m. at the Main Barn in Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-in-the-Zoo. Free!
Ongoing
Zoo Explorers
Serving students from kindergarten–fifth grade, this facilitated field trip program introduces students to data-collection methods used by zoo scientists!
Wednesday, September 9
Evening Sculpture Stroll
Want to have the zoo all to yourself after the crowds have gone home? Join a sculpture tour guide and a zoo garden expert on an after-hours stroll through the zoo’s sculpture exhibition, Nature in Motion: Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo.
Saturday, September 12
Educator Open House at Lincoln Park Zoo
Educators, join Lincoln Park Zoo’s Education Department at spots around the zoo to learn about all the programs and resources Lincoln Park Zoo has to offer! Enjoy special zoo perks and earn Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) on your day out.
Saturday, September 12
Animal Enrichment Workshop
Adults and kids of all ages can make edible piñatas and other creative enrichment items for the zoo’s animals, then watch the recipients enjoy them in their exhibits!
Saturdays, September 19–November 21
LEAP: Learn, Explore and Play
Children ages 2–3 and an adult can connect with nature in an immersive play space that includes animal encounters, building, drawing, climbing and music-making activities.
Wednesdays, September 23–November 18
LEAP: Learn, Explore and Play
Children ages 2–3 and an adult can connect with nature in an immersive play space that includes animal encounters, building, drawing, climbing and music-making activities.
Thursdays, September 24–November 19
LEAP: Learn, Explore and Play
Children ages 2–3 and an adult can connect with nature in an immersive play space that includes animal encounters, building, drawing, climbing and music-making activities.
Saturday, October 10
Animal Enrichment Workshop
Adults and kids of all ages can make edible piñatas and other creative enrichment items for the zoo’s animals, then watch the recipients enjoy them in their exhibits!
Monday, October 12
Columbus Day Zoo Camp
Kids in preK–4th grade can spend their school holiday discovering the wildlife wonders of East Africa’s Great Migration during this fun, themed day camp.
Saturday–Sunday, October 17–18
Sleepover with the Animals
Families and groups with children ages 5–12 can enjoy after-hours activities and exhibit tours at the zoo, then curl up in sleeping bags next to the zoo’s amazing animals!
Wednesday, November 11
Veterans Day Zoo Camp
Kids in preK–4th grade will burrow into themed activities exploring how animals hibernate during this fun holiday day camp.
Saturday, November 14
Animal Enrichment Workshop
Adults and kids of all ages can make edible piñatas and other creative enrichment items for the zoo’s animals, then watch the recipients enjoy them in their exhibits!
Saturday–Sunday, November 21–22
Sleepover with the Animals
Families and groups with children ages 5–12 can enjoy after-hours activities and exhibit tours at the zoo, then curl up in sleeping bags next to the zoo’s amazing animals!
Monday, December 28
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Tuesday, December 29
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Wednesday, December 30
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.
Thursday, December 30
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp offers exciting exploration opportunities for animal and nature lovers in grades preK-4th grade. Discover animal diversity, environmental conservation and ways Lincoln Park Zoo cares for animals at the zoo and conserves them in the wild.

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