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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!
Sunday, December 14
Family Polar Party
Families with kids of all ages will learn through crafts and games how animals from pole to pole survive and thrive in cold-weather climates.
Sunday, December 21
Family Polar Party
Families with kids of all ages will learn through crafts and games how animals from pole to pole survive and thrive in cold-weather climates.
Sunday, December 28
Family Polar Party
Families with kids of all ages will learn through crafts and games how animals from pole to pole survive and thrive in cold-weather climates.
Monday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Wednesday, December 31
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.
Friday, January 2
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.
Saturday, January 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!
Thursdays, January 15, 22 and 29, February 5, 12, 19 and 26, March 5 and 12
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.
Saturdays, January 17, 24 and 31, February 7, 14, 21 and 28, March 7 and 14
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.
Monday, January 19
MLK Day Zoo Camp
Students in preK–fourth grade can spend their day off from school at the zoo! Campers will explore the fascinating world of primates, from family relationships to how zoo scientists study ape behavior and help conserve primates in the wild.
Monday, January 19
MLK Day Zoo Camp
PreK–fourth grade students can spend their day off from school at the zoo! The theme for this activity-filled holiday camp is “All About Birds”—highlighting species from brightly colored flamingos to mohawked crested wood partridges.
Saturday, February 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!
Monday, February 16
Presidents Day Zoo Camp
Students in preK–fourth grade can spend their day off from school at the zoo! In this bird-themed program campers will get an inside look at the colorful lives of our feathered friends—from mohawked crested wood partridges to Chilean flamingos.
Monday, February 16
Presidents Day Zoo Camp
PreK–fourth grade students can spend their day off from school at the zoo! The theme for this activity-filled holiday camp is “All About Primates”—highlighting species from cotton-top tamarins to chimpanzees.
Saturday, February 21
Sleepover with the Animals
Families and groups with children ages 5–12 can enjoy after-hours activities at the zoo, then curl up in sleeping bags next to gorillas and chimpanzees at Regenstein Center for African Apes!
Saturday, March 14
Enrichment Making 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, March 28
Sleepover with the Animals
Families and groups with children ages 5–12 can enjoy after-hours activities at the zoo, then curl up in sleeping bags next to gorillas and chimpanzees at Regenstein Center for African Apes!
Saturday, April 11
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, May 2
Cinco de Mayo Piñata Party
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!
Sunday, May 3
Cinco de Mayo Piñata Party
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!

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